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Pixomondo reveals Game of Thrones’ dragon creation process

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One of the interesting things about Game of Thrones extraordinary visual effects is how many different companies end up having a hand in the final product. We’ve posted pictures and designs from the work behind Season 4’s fantastical creations before. … Continue reading

Karakter releases Game of Thrones Season 4 concept art

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Karakter Design Studio has been the VFX concept art team behind Game of Thrones since Season 2. The design team were mostly video game-based  (Killzone, The Settlers) prior to being hired by HBO, but their work on episode nine’s Battle of Blackwater helped … Continue reading

Visual effects breakdown of the wight attack sequence from the Season 4 finale

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Scanline VFX has released a breakdown of the visual effects work they did for Game of Thrones Season 4. This is a good one – the wight attack from the season finale, which we know was touted as quite an … Continue reading

The making of many visual effects for Game of Thrones Season 4

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Mackevision, one of the visual effects studios that worked on Game of Thrones Season 4, has released a nearly 5 minute reel revealing how they worked their magic to create the landscape of Thrones. Mackevision added castles and people where … Continue reading

VFX designer elaborates on the Red Keep 3D model

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Here is a comment that deserves highlighting. A member of the VFX team stopped by and commented on the preview show thread, discussing the details of the Red Keep (and King’s Landing) layout in response to a querry from one … 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

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

Bringing Westeros to life: post-production and matte paintings

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At a recent convention, Game of Thrones producer Greg Spence spoke about the process of creating this show, in particular focusing on the post-production workflow. The talk is highly technical at times, but it really gives you a sense at … Continue reading

MGoT: Flaming swords

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The latest Making Game of Thrones post might bear a confusing title, and the photo is that of Stannis’ sword from S2 as well – but the description is one from season three, of another sequence involving a flaming sword. … Continue reading

Season two VFX to be handled by Pixomondo

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Last season the visual effects for Game of Thrones was handled primarily by two VFX studios, Screen Scene and Blue Bolt, and both did a fabulous job. This year, due to increased VFX work, these two smaller studios have had … Continue reading

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