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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

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

Quick Hits: Giveaway, NYCC moot, GRRM interview and Thrones references

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Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows is days away from release. To celebrate its release, we have partnered with ToTH to give away some cool Thrones swag. To win you have to like us and Tower of the … Continue reading

Full season two VFX breakdown now online

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We reported on an earlier, edited-down version of this visual effects breakdown, but now the full version has found its way online, courtesy of TheCGBros. Check out three and a half minutes of Pixomondo’s special effects wizardry below. Winter Is … Continue reading

Game of Thrones wins six Emmy awards!

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Tonight the Academy held the Creative Arts Emmys, which gave awards out in various technical categories. Game of Thrones walked away with six statues! This already tops their haul last year of two total wins, and the main ceremony is … Continue reading


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