Game of Thrones special effects: Mackevision reel shows work on settings, extras, and more (VIDEO).
The Visual Effects That Give Game of Thrones Its Stunning Backdrops
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July 9 2014 10:39 AM

The Visual Effects That Give Game of Thrones Its Stunning Backdrops


There are many things that are obviously computer-animated in the world of Game of Thrones—dragons, White Walkers, skeleton armies—but as this visual effects reel shows, CGI is also used to make more subtle touches.

We’ve seen this kind of demonstration video before—for The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Great Gatsby, even The Wolf of Wall Street—but this one from Mackevision, highlighted on Reddit, shows that seamless CGI is no longer just for big Hollywood productions.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

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