Artist Statement: Game of Thrones’s “suicide squad” is a very small section in the overall story of the show, but I wanted to approach it as if it was its own movie. To successfully accomplish this the 3 act structure needed to be identified. Act 1 is the battle at Hardhome with the introduction of the antagonists, the White Walkers. Even though this didn’t take place in Season 7 it’s a necessary component in telling this specific story, especially because Tormund later recalls the events that occurred. Act 2 is the recruitment of Jon Snow’s team as he takes them north of the wall. Finally, Act 3 is the confrontation of the protagonists and antagonists. Going into the specifics of explaining why they're going north of the wall were not necessary, plus it's something I personally would like to find out for the first time while watching the show. All the audience needs to know is a group of badass warriors and a dragon queen are going to fight ice zombies.
1. RX6 Advanced was used to drastically reduce the sound of the ocean from 0:33-0:43.
2. The only audio I could find of someone saying Tormund’s name was from Mance Rayder in Season 3.
I wanted to showcase the sound editing and mixing of my trailers by removing these elements completely. Sound Design is an aspect overlooked, but when it's absent it's painfully obvious. I removed all sound effects that I added. This includes Background Sound Effects, Cinematic Sweeteners/Trailer Hits, Noise Reduction, Foley, and "Hard" Sound Effects. I also removed all Mixing aspects including EQ's, Volume Automation, Compression/Limiting, Sidechain Compression, and Reverbs. If you hear any sound effects it's because they were in the dialogue track or I used the SFX used in the exact shot of the movie (I treated that like I would production audio since it's not a sound element I designed).