Watch a stunning VFX breakdown of The Wheel of Time season 2

Hammed Animashaun (Loial) in The Wheel of Time season 2. Image: Prime Video.
Hammed Animashaun (Loial) in The Wheel of Time season 2. Image: Prime Video. /

The Wheel of Time is a huge epic fantasy show with a lot of special effects. From magical battles to magnificent cities, there are quite a lot of instances where visual effects were used to create the finished product that made it to our screens. That’s especially true of the show’s second season, which ramped up the action and splendor to new heights as it took us to places like Falme and showed us members of the Aes Sedai and Seanchan damane slinging spells around.

Visual effects company beloFX was one of the vendors who worked on The Wheel of Time season 2. They recently posted a great behind-the-scenes look at some of the visual effects from the season on Vimeo, which is well worth a watch if you want a look behind the curtain:

The Wheel of Time season 2 VFX reel shows hidden production secrets

There’s a lot of cool stuff in beloFX’s breakdown, but some of my personal favorites are the digital extensions placed on the sets. There’s something so cool about seeing what locations like the cavern outside Cairhien where Lanfear was imprisoned or Atuan’s Mill looked like before they were digitally enhanced.

Another thing that stands out is the range of the VFX. There are some moments that are obviously augmented by VFX, such as when Loial sings to make a tree grow for the Seanchan. Others, such as the swarm of flies buzzing around a body Perrin finds in Episode 2, are much more subtle.

Something tells me seeing these behind-the-scenes peeks is only going to make rewatching The Wheel of Time season 2 even more fun. The entire season is available to binge on Amazon Prime Video.

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