‘Game of Thrones’ Video Breaks Down the Show’s Incredible Effects

By September 22, 2015

HBO’s Game of Thrones has challenged conventional television storytelling and format from the very beginning. Whether it be the show’s sheer size and scope, the large cast of characters, or ambitiously cinematic stories – the series has been able to defy all expectations going into each season. After watching one episode alone, it’s not hard to see and comprehend why the series has managed to become the pop culture phenomenon it is.

One of the series’ possibly biggest achievements as well are the special effects it has managed to pull off. No one really knew how in the hell a television series would be able to create real-looking CGI dragons onscreen without taking the viewers out of the experience. But the show has managed to not only create some of the best SFX visuals ever seen on a television screen, but also in movies over the past few years as well.

A new video from Pixomondo has been released online, detailing how some of the most incredible visuals from Game of Thrones season 5 were created. Prepare to have your minds blown everyone, and check the video out below:

While it’s easy and almost obvious to applaud the way the dragons and different creatures in the series look, I’m constantly amazed at how well the directors and editors are able blend the CGI and real-life locations to create authentic-looking landscapes and views in the show. Whether it be removing snow from the top of mountains, or creating entire castles in the Red Keep, the effects of Game of Thrones never cease to amaze me.

If the season 5 finale told us anything for sure too, it looks like we might be seeing more of Daenerys’ dragons than we’ve ever seen before. Now that herself and Drogon have been reunited with the Dothraki too, it’ll be interesting to see how the writers are planning on not only taking Dany’s storyline moving forward, but also her Dragons as well. What’s going to happen with the two that are locked in the dungeons?

Game of Thrones Season 6 will air on HBO in 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable