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WATCH: Paula Fairfield Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Creature Sound Design and More at FMX 2018

The veteran designer discusses her work creating the riveting sounds of White Walkers and dragons on HBO’s hit action-adventure series.

With FMX 2018 just finishing up April 27th in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy our insightful and entertaining AWN @ FMX 2018 Professional Spotlight video series featuring some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia. Stay tuned as we add dozens of brand new interviews over the coming weeks.

Watch this year’s AWN @ FMX 2018 interviews on AWN's YouTube Channel. You can also check out last year’s AWN - FMX 2017 interviews as well as the complete collection of AWN - FMX Professional Spotlight videos.

In this two-part interview, sound designer Paul Fairfield discusses various aspects of her work on the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, including designing creature sounds for the show’s dragons and White Walkers. She also talks about her career in sound design, how sound design competes with music for the audience’s ear and what excites her about the medium. 

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