Source: The Cinemaholic
Over the course of history, there have been events that have shaped the world. At the time, perhaps, mankind could not comprehend the enormity of what was happening, but with structures becoming clearer in retrospect, historians have been able to pinpoint certain incidents that stand out. ‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman‘ tells us the story of one such event.
History is essentially what survives chance and judgment. Accordingly, the Netflix show centers on the story of Sultan Mehmed II. We follow his journey as he looks to conquer Constantinople. The capital of the Eastern Roman Empire was held by Byzantines, or Romans, at the time. Their defeat marked the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, which would go on to last for centuries. We also see the expansion of this empire in the mid-1400s.
Telling us tales of events that shaped the course of history, the historical fiction series depicts the fall of Constantinople from a different perspective. As with historically rich shows, you can understand that the visuals have to be well-executed, to make the show immersive and entertaining.
Naturally, you might be wanting to know about where ‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman’ has been filmed. We have got you covered in that regard.
Rise of Empires: Ottoman Filming Locations:
In ‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman’, most of the action takes place in Byzantium or Constantinople. Accordingly, the show has been filmed in Istanbul, Turkey. The transcontinental city is often considered to be a gateway between the east and the west. Filming in a city like Istanbul has also allowed the show the opportunity to hire Turkish actors, lending an aura of authenticity where cultural representation is concerned.
Unsurprisingly, some filming does take place in the studio, and special effects are used to recreate the past. However, without much ado, let us dive into the specifics of the filming locations of ‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman’.
Since the Istanbul or Constantinople we see in the show, is very different from how the city looks today, filming locations would have to be selected with care. That being said, several notable historical buildings in Istanbul still showcase Ottoman architecture and make for fantastic establishing shots.
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