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The Reality of Filming Dragons

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According to A Wiki of Ice and Fire: Dragons are magical creatures, which existed on the continents of Westeros and Essos, and up until recently were considered to have been extinct for over one hundred and fifty years. The only remaining traces of the dragons … Continue reading

“Fire and Blood”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 10

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One of the unsurprising themes to emerge over the course of these reviews is the disruption of viewer expectations. This is obvious with Ned’s death, as most shows don’t kill their heroes so abruptly. But I think even that doesn’t … Continue reading

The Small Council: What’s your pick for Best Special Effect in Season 4?

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In this week’s Small Council, we discuss our picks for Best Special Effect in Season 4! Cameron White: I’ve had people tell me that the scene where Dany chains up her dragons is one that made them tear up, and … Continue reading

The Small Council: What’s your pick for Best Dramatic Moment in Season 4?

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In this week’s installment of The Small Council, we cast our ballots for the WiCnet Award for Best Dramatic Moment from Season 4. We also welcome Yi Li, who wrote a great piece for us on GOT’s adolescents, with more to … Continue reading

Stunt video from Daznak’s Pit shows violent reunion

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Filming in Osuna may be over, but that doesn’t mean the spoilers have finished rolling out. On Sunday we showed you pictures from filming Daznak’s Pit filming that promised that this scene would be going very much off book. Today … Continue reading

Exclusive: “Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4″ Excerpt

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With Season 4 completed, and Seasons 5 and 6 greenlit for 2015 and 2016, it’s time for HBO to release the second book in their Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones series. The first one, which covered Seasons 1 and 2, … Continue reading

MGoT: Dragon’s breath

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A new entry to the Making Game of Thrones blog has just posted. In it, Cat Taylor details the process of testing the dragon’s fire for season 4. Once the bursts come more regularly, a few begin people stop and … Continue reading

Video: How the dragons were created

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Pixomondo has released a video via Wired giving a detailed look into how the CGI dragons were created for season 3 of Game of Thrones. The Wired article also has a few additional details and quotes from Pixomondo animator Sven … Continue reading

Feast your eyes on Amazon’s exclusive Season 3 Blu-ray

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Now THAT is some alternate packaging! This baby is available exclusively through Amazon in the US, Germany, Italy, France, the UK, and Spain. Amazon describes it thusly: In this limited edition sculpture, Daenerys’s dragon from the season 3 poster art … Continue reading

VFX team talks animating the dragons and more

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Our reader Anna (who goes by the name Not Today around here) was kind enough to provide us with a translation of a recent interview with Sven Martin and Boris T. Duepré from Pixomondo, the VFX company, about their work on … Continue reading

MGoT: Storyboarding a dragon’s attack

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Making Game of Thrones has a new post that features storyboards from this past episode’s climactic final scene. Here is a taste:

VFX supervisor talks creating the dragons

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In an interview with Vulture, Pixomondo’s VFX supervisor Sven Martin talks about how they went about creating the dragons for season 3. “The main idea for them this season was capturing the difference between how they look when they’re demure … Continue reading



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