What is it like to be a background artist on Game of Thrones?

Tell us that you haven’t been obsessing over the epic battle on Game of Thrones, and we’ll show you a liar. The latest season has successfully managed to drive away the Monday blues like never before. In times like these, ever wondered what it’s like to be a background artist on Game Of Thrones and watch the magic unfold right in front of your eyes? Read on for insider details of a few lucky background artists.

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Iconic movie scenes - Before & after CGI

We live in times when technology is developing as fast as it gets outdated. Those music CDs that you religiously collected now seem like dinosaurs, and does anybody know what happened to their first iPod?

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Real life confessions from background artists

Let’s face it, our obsession with the big stars clouds our vision when it comes to noticing the hard working team of background artists. They are the ones who make it possible for the directors on a tight budget to pass off Minnesota as New York. They form the perfect backdrop, so that the viewers know how to interpret the scene. Wonder what it’s like to spend a day in their life? These confessions will give you a bird’s eye view of the film-making process.

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Refugees who learned to code are now part of the We Got POP team!

The exact extent of the refugee crisis isn’t lost on anyone, but if you’ve been looking to make a meaningful contribution to their lives, the Code Your Future initiative is offering a start. Started by Germán Bencci, the initiative is helping circumvent the job crisis for newcomers in the country. The six-month web development programme brings together a network of professional developers who lend their time and expertise to tutor students on the web technologies currently in demand — absolutely free of cost. The face-to- face, hands-on weekend classes are complemented by online support and several hours of weekly assignments and group projects.

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5 legends who started out as background artists

The rocky road to the upper echelons of Hollywood may seem like a daunting task, but what if we told you that getting your big break didn’t require the services of a benevolent godmother? Life wasn’t always a bed of roses for some of the current bigwigs of showbiz either. Take notes from the few relentless ones, who didn’t consider background acting as a step down from their ambitions, and were in turn awarded with a direct route to stardom. These are some of best rags-to-riches stories of Hollywood:

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Top 10 international cities to live in if you work in film

We all dream of cruising down Rodeo Drive as we drive to the studio from our Beverly Hills Mansion, but with many cities now offering world class movie making facilities all around the world, the options for where to shoot your next project are on the increase. Locations Managers have the tough job of weighing up all the pros and cons for each city. For people who work in Film, there’s no need to be tied to one place. Here are 10 cities around the world with a vibrant film production scene that you should probably know more about.

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Wonder Women: The superheroes behind Wonder Woman

With just over a week until the long awaited release of the first ever Wonder Woman film, women around the world are getting excited about seeing their role model gracing the silver screen. The character of Wonder Woman has been a popular feminist icon since she was created in 1941. Throughout her history, she has served as a symbol of female empowerment, strength and independence. Wonder Woman is never the damsel in distress and when she gets into trouble, she uses her intelligence and determination (as well as the odd superpower) to save herself and others.

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BAFTAs, Netflix and looking to the future

The BAFTA TV Awards have come and gone for another year and once again, the cream of the crop in British Television have taken home the coveted awards and are already back in production offices and on sets around the UK to raise their game for next year. Standards and quality in British film and television productions are, undoubtedly, at an all-time high, but with a few surprises among Sunday night’s winners and losers, there are more questions than ever about the future of British film and television production.

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