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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

A breakdown of the character visual effects used in the final episodes of Game of Thrones Season 4

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Wired has a great new look at some of the character visual effects in the final two episodes of Game of Thrones Season 4. The video begins with a breakdown of Daenerys’ dragons from the finale, including a behind the … 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

Season 3 Blu-ray: The making of a fight between wolves and wildlings

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The release of Game of Thrones’ third season on Blu-ray is getting closer. And seemingly each day brings us another preview of the set. This time it is the Wall Street Journal providing a sneak peek at the making of … 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

Two Creative Arts Emmys for Thrones

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The Emmys before the Emmys took place last Sunday with the dishing out of the awards in the Creative Arts categories, the so-called technical Emmys. Chalk up two for GoT! One for non-prosthetic makeup, and another for outstanding special visual … 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

WiCnet Awards Season Three: Best CGI Scene

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Time to open up the next category for voting in the WiCnet Awards. This time it is best CGI scene of season 3. Take a look at the nominees below (with videos for each!), then vote for your favorite. Afterwards, … Continue reading

Game of Thrones season 3 VFX breakdown

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Spin VFX, one of the visual effects agencies that worked on season 3 of Game of Thrones, has released a video breakdown of their work on the show. Head over to their official site to watch it. One of the … 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

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