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Live Webcasting with Facebook Live
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 15, 2018 at 6:40:00 pm

While there are many webinar platforms out there, I want to take a moment just to give you a quick overview of Facebook Live. I'm going to show you how to use it right within Facebook,and then talk about some of the other options that you have. When you're ready to go live on Facebook it's as simple as clicking Live Video. An overview of Facebook Live from Running a Professional Webinar by Richard Harrington...

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Using an Environment Layer for Reflections in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 14, 2018 at 6:34:00 pm

-An object in 3D Space needs something in order to create color. Now either the object itself needs to have color, but more likely with a 3D environment, you need to remember that color is often what's reflected, so we need to create something in the environment so the 3D object can pick up on colors. To do this, we're going to import some footage and set it to be the environment that the object exists in. Using an environment layer for reflections from Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos by Richard Harrington...

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Managing Multiple Open Adobe Premiere Pro Projects
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 13, 2018 at 6:25:00 pm

If you came to Adobe Premier Pro from Final Cut Pro seven or earlier, there was a feature thatyou may have gotten used that you missed. That was the ability to have multiple projects open at the same time. A lot of folks like to do this so that they can easily browse multiple projects and just move things between bins as needed to quickly access content. Now this type of workflow is supported in Premier Pro as of the 2018 edition. However, it's a little bit complex and I want to walk you through the benefits as well as...

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Sharpening Video
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 12, 2018 at 6:17:00 pm

All cameras tend to have some softening that happens after the fact. It's not that the lens was out of focus or that you did anything wrong. It's that the compression that's applied to the digital files can lead to a slight loss in detail. Fortunately, there's sharpening. Now, there are many different tools available for sharpening but one of my favorites is a recent addition to the Adobe Lumetri Effect, which is available in both Premiere Pro and After Effects. If we take a look at the clip here, you'll see that this is a shot that's a little...

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Want a Free Pass to WPPI?
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 11, 2018 at 5:45:00 pm

Skylum software, has free passes to WPPI in Las Vegas. In fact, I will be speaking at their booth. Get a Free Pass This is 3-day expo for Wedding and Portrait Photographers is one of the biggest events of the year in Las Vegas. We hope to see you will at WPPI in Las Vegas, Feb. 26 - 28, 2018. Expo Hours Monday, Feb. 26, 10am-4pm Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10am-4pm Wednesday, Feb. 28 10am-3pm For free Expo Passes and discounts on Photo Walks, Plus Classes and Master Classes, click here !...

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Developing Aerial Photos with Luminar
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 10, 2018 at 5:03:00 pm

While I do most of my shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, there are times I turn to an aerial camera, such as a drone, or an action camera. These types of cameras have some real advantages, including the ability to get a unique position, or a very interesting angle. Whether it's from above or point of view, you can really capture some shots that are hard to get otherwise. But, these types of cameras do have their challenges. The shots tend to be heavily compressed, and a lot of details and color are usually lost. Fortunately, Luminar makes...

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Editing Black & White Images with Luminar 2018
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 9, 2018 at 4:40:00 pm

I'm super excited by what can be done with Luminar from Skylum Software. Here are two videos on black and white photography I recently recorded. Creating dramatic black and white photos, part 1 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington Creating dramatic black and white photos, part 2 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington...

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How to Simplify Your After Effects Timeline
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 9, 2018 at 4:38:42 am

Using shy layers to simplify the timeline from After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline by Richard Harrington Using shy layers to simplify the timeline As your timeline starts to fill up, you might want to get rid of some layers.Not permanently, but rather hide them from view. Let's say, for example, we know that these blood cells don't need to be animated, and this locked layer, as well. So, I can minimize these. What I'm doing is clicking on this small icon,which is based on the historical Kilroy icon. It's a little guy peeping over a wall. This means that...

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Preparing to Edit the Olympics (Part 2)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 4, 2018 at 8:01:41 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games . Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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Create Visual Art with Adobe, Be in a BØRNS Music Video
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 30, 2018 at 6:50:28 am

The name BØRNS may or may not be familiar to you at first glance — after all, you’re probably here for video stuff, generally speaking — but I can almost certainly guarantee you’ve heard his music — especially Electric Love , which hit over 20 million views on YouTube when it was released and subsequently certified platinum. BØRNS, now in Los Angeles, is from roughly the same area of Michigan as my extended family. Despite his humble midwestern roots, he’s nothing like (most) of my relatives: described as glam rock, indie pop, and everything from eccentric to exotic to enigmatic....

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1)
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 29, 2018 at 5:51:43 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Between pre-cut packages and live footage and montages put together with moments that had happened seconds ago, I couldn’t fathom what went into the teams who created this media. ...

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Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on 'Half the Picture'
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 23, 2018 at 8:38:09 pm

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

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Sundance Impressions: Three Movies on Sunday
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 23, 2018 at 6:17:36 pm

Yeah, it’s Tuesday. I lost a day to travel, as I returned to Los Angeles yesterday in a sold out flight filled with exhausted looking film fans and the occasional indie actor. Our scarves and new boots have seen winter, and we’re through with it. ...

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Sundance Impressions: Snow and “The Sentence”
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:08:26 am

The threat (or promise, depending on your outlook) of snow delivered today in full force. So much so that I was taken off guard and missed an early screening due to basically being buried in a snow drift. I was born and raised in the midwest, and I started driving at age 16 with a very light front wheel drive vehicle in the dead of winter in a rural area. But it turns out once you live in LA for like, a minute, your natural instincts begin to disappear and you struggle to remain upright. ...

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Bringing Cinema to a Computer Screen: Cutting "Search" for Sundance
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:59:18 am

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

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Sundance Impressions: Main Street, Friends, and Lizzie
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:49:44 am

Boarding my flight from LA, I knew I was in for an interesting trip when half the people around me were already wearing snow boots and hats. It was a chilly morning by Southern California standards, but my sweaty self was regretting even wearing a long sleeved shirt. (I really enjoy visiting cold places because I can walk outside and be comfortable. But I obviously don’t like living in them.) ...

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Being a Post PA on a Sundance Indie Feature
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:48:10 pm

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

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Follow Me at Sundance Film Festival this Week
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:27:47 pm

Tomorrow morning, I'm jetting off from sunny Burbank to snowy (frigid, icy, frozen) Park City, Utah to cover the 2018 Sundance Film Festival here on the COW. I've got furry snow boots, long underwear, and a handful of tickets that cover everything from the fest's most anticipated to most experimental offerings. And I've got my own angle. ...

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The Myths of Setting Goals in Post Production
By: Kylee Peña on Dec 19, 2017 at 10:35:27 pm

If you work in post production, you’ve probably described yourself a number of ways. Curious. Goal-oriented. Driven. Ambitious. And as 2018 approaches, the urge to revisit your goals as a professional naturally rises. There’s not much to back up the usefulness of the idea of New Years resolutions, but we do them anyway. Humans love patterns and milestones because we’re weird and adorable, and my experience in post has led me to believe that my peers are even more gung-ho about that stuff. We make lists and charts and binders and we live for it. ...


Netflix's GODLESS is some of the best television in quite some time
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:49:43 pm

If you get Netflix and you have yet to tune in to GODLESS, you've been missing some of the best television that Kathlyn and I have seen in a long long time. I do not want to give away any of the story but I will tell you that GODLESS finds how the women of La Belle, New Mexico fight back when nearly all the men in the town are killed in a mining disaster. It is a powerful series and it is one you will want to add to your list if you get Netflix. We gave it four...

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Ep 315: Punish This Netflix - The Punisher & 1922 Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:46:11 pm

Episode 315 of The Harold & Maudecast "Punish This Netflix", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original Series, The Punisher, Season 1 and the Netflix original movie, 1922. ...

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Interview: Award Winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:43:23 pm

On this episode of Conversations With on The HMC, host Sarah Mason interviews award winning VFX Artist, Pav Grochola who is the Lead VFX Artist on Sony Pictures Imageworks upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. ...

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Justice League - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:38:03 pm

This Episode of The HMC's Justice & Doom Movie Reviews, JUSTICE LEAGUE. ...

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What’s the Deal with that Content-Aware Fill for Video Thing Adobe Showed Us?
By: Kylee Peña on Nov 22, 2017 at 2:01:12 am

Last month at Adobe MAX in Las Vegas, we saw Project Cloak for the first time. The research project and experiment is still in development, and it may or may not ever be in a Creative Cloud product, but it sure was captivating: draw a box, do some Adobe Sensei magic, and poof: that ugly lamp post is just gone. Logo on a t-shirt? GONE! Weirdo in the backgrond of your shot? Yep: EXTREMELY GONE. ...


EP314: Strange Dead Things - Walking Dead 804, Strangers Things 2 & Three Billboards
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:43:54 pm

This week on The HMC's flagship podcast, The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING MISSOURI, Stranger Things Season 2 & another episode of We Talk Dead, Ep 804. ...

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Thor: Ragnarok & Murder on the Orient Express Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:42:50 pm

On Episode 313 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe review Thor: Ragnarok and Murder on the Orient Express. ...

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Becoming AFI: A Conversation with Jean Firstenberg
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:41:51 pm

On this episode of The HMC's interview series podcast, "Conversations With", host Sarah Mason sits down with Jean Picker Firstenberg to discuss her new book, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute. ...

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Ep 312: Dead Weight - Walking Dead Eps 801 & 802, Brawl in Cell Block 99 Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:38:17 pm

This episode of The Harold & Maudecast, 312 "Dead Weight". Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview It's Alive: Classic Horror & Sci-Fi from the Kirk Hammet Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. ...

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Blade Runner 2049 - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:35:29 pm

On Ep 311 of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review BLADE RUNNER 2049 and give their recommendations for some creepy October horror films Now Streaming. ...

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310: Sequels - Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Goon: Last of the Enforcers
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:34:33 pm

On episode 310 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Sequels", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Goon: Last of the Enforcers. ...

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Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2017
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:33:24 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast, Episode 309 "The Scary Truth About Horror Nights" hosts Sarah and Jake visit Universal Studios Hollywoods annual Halloween Horror Nights and review the RIP (VIP) Experience. ...

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Creature Feature - The Mummy & Wind Chill Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:32:22 pm

On Episode 308 of The Harold & Maudecast Weekly, "Creature Feature", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe explore the Dark Universe. We discuss Universal's lineup for its Dark Universe, monster movie reboots which kicked off with Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY and will include, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISIBLE MAN, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, DRACULA UNTOLD 2 and more of Universal's classic monster features. ...

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IT - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:30:32 pm

On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast's Justice and Doom Now Playing Movie Reviews, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review IT. ...

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Now Streaming Reviews: Bushwick & Marvel The Defenders
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:29:38 pm

This episode of The Harold & Maudecast's Now Streaming, Marvel The Defenders and BUSHWICK reviews. ...

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Now Streaming Reviews: Shot Caller & Death Note
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:28:37 pm

On this episode of Now Streaming reviews from The HMC, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review SHOT CALLER and Netflix's DEATH NOTE. ...

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We Talk Thrones - S7 Finale "The Dragon & the Wolf"
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:27:13 pm

On this episode of We Talk Thrones, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Season 7 finale of HBO's Game of Thrones. ...

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Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within Ep 1 - Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:29:25 am

On this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, host Jake Essoe reviews Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within, Episode One "The Enigma" ...

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Sneaking on the Future of Creative Technology at Adobe MAX
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 20, 2017 at 5:42:11 am

Every year at MAX, we get to look into a crystal ball to see what tomorrow’s technology, especially as it relates to Adobe, may hold for us as technologists and creatives. MAX Sneaks are technology demonstrations and experiments that generally make waves beyond the walls of Adobe MAX itself. Like last year, when a form of “Photoshop for audio” called VoCo (which allows you to feed 20 minutes of audio into the software in order to be able to output any NEW dialog from that) was demonstrated — and ended up making interesting waves as a concept in the surge...

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Day 1 at Adobe MAX: Things People Said
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 19, 2017 at 3:54:50 pm

This is my first MAX, and I naively looked at the map and my schedule and said "ah, this will be easy. It's like a fraction of the size NAB is, so I won't die!" ...

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Yes, Adobe CC Video Apps Updated at MAX
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 18, 2017 at 2:00:52 pm

[I'm at Adobe MAX this week. You can also follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates and/or breakfast-related observations.] ...

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Power Dynamics Below the Line in Hollywood (and everywhere else)
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 12, 2017 at 11:15:39 pm

If you’re anywhere near Hollywood this week, you’ve got a hot take on Harvey Weinstein . I’ve only been here a few years, exclusively “below the line”, and I heard all the rumors too. I dreaded ever having even secondhand contact with the man and his company: a powerful star maker with the ability to squash any career he chose, a blatant chauvinist, and an indecent human being whose participation in the entertainment industry seemed immoveable. ...

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Game of Thrones Ep 70 "Beyond the Wall" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 24, 2017 at 6:11:55 pm

On this episode of We Talk Thrones from The HMC, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe breakdown Game of Thrones, Episode 706 "Beyond the Wall". ...

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Game of Thrones Ep 704 "Eastwatch" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 24, 2017 at 6:10:46 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast's weekly Game of Thrones recap 'We Talk Thrones' hosts Sarah and Jake review Game of Thrones, Episode 705 'Eastwatch'. ...

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Annabelle Creation & Castlevania Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 24, 2017 at 6:09:26 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review the film ANNABELLE: CREATION and Netflix's Original Castlevania, Season 1, based on the Nintendo game. ...

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Eating My Way Around the USA...Part II: Attack of the Sushi
By: Mike Cohen on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:27:33 pm

I have never eaten sushi from a gas station, and I never will. Pre-packaged egg salad sandwiches in a triangle shaped container are ok, however. ...


Exporting LUTs for VFX in DaVinci Resolve 14
By: Nathan Walters on Aug 14, 2017 at 5:52:32 pm

In this DaVinci Resolve 14 tutorial; Nathan Walters walks you through the workflow of exporting LUTs for visual effects, explaining why a visual effects artist would want a LUT and how to create one for them. This video covers an entire workflow from DaVinci Resolve to Adobe After Effects, although these concepts can be applied to almost any color grading and compositing applications....

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Game of Thrones Ep 704 "The Spoils of War" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:42:34 pm

On this week's episode of We Talk Thrones from The Harold & Maudecast, we breakdown ep 704 "The Spoils of War". ...

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Wind River - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:41:35 pm

Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review WIND RIVER, a new film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (SICARIO, HELL OR HIGH WATER) starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. ...

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Game of Thrones Ep 703 "The Queen's Justice" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:39:09 pm

This week on We Talk Thrones from The Harold & Maudecast network, Sarah and Jake discuss and review Game of Thrones episode 703 "The Queen's Justice". ...

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Game of Thrones Ep 702 "Stormborn" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:37:36 pm

This week on We Talk Thrones, from The Harold & Maudecast Sarah and Jake review Game of Thrones Ep 702 "Stormborn". ...

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