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Memory and Madness Play Into Editing ‘Game of Thrones’

Editor Oral Ottey talks to Definition Magazine about the challenges of editing a show as epic and dense as Game of Thrones.

He says, “The sheer volume of stuff you have to somehow log inside your brain is amazing. You have to come up with an idea for the edit based on your memory. They could be shooting six episodes at the same time. You could have Daenerys who in this season was out in Morocco and Croatia, then you have the character Jon Snow in Iceland, then Tyrion in Belfast and so on and so. It just depends where the characters are. I might get assigned to three directors for three separate episodes which also might overlap the actual shooting, one editor couldn’t do it.”

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