The Creation of Game of Thrones with Visual Effects

The Creation of Game of Thrones with Visual Effects

VFX studio Mackevision showcases how they help create the world of Game of Thrones, particularly season 4.

There are a variety of elements in place that make HBO's Game of Thrones television series so magnificent: the actors, the scriptwriting, the locations, the wardrobe, etc.

Of course there's also the magical element of dragons and white walkers that come to life thanks to the visual effects, but visual effects play a larger role that's often not noticeable.

VFX studio Mackevision is one of the many studios working on the show to make Westeros and the other continents of the fictional Game of Thrones world believable and breathtaking.

No wonder the average Game of Thrones episode can cost up to $6 million to create.

Other visual effect studios have also created reels that demonstrate their contribution to the hit show, like studio SpinVFX for season three.

Source: IGN


Biggest issue: Budget. Hey, we put Ghost in an episode for 3 seconds. That is the last time we can see it for the whole season. There is a lot of giants out there, but we can only afford to pay for 2, so we'll just take it under faith. Sounds to me like they need to shop around for their VFX house.


i edit videos for a living and i love watching this kind of stuff cause it shows what people can really do. i just wish they had a step by step instruction manual for it lol

I wish people appreciated CG and special effects more than they do. But every single movie "buff" seems to have a boner for practical effects and treat CG like shit. The thing about good CG is that you don't always realize when it's good, because it immerses you into the scene.

And the way people just dismiss CG annoys the crap out of me. They say it as if it's an easy alternative, a lazy way out. It takes a shitload of effort and experience to do it well.

This goes without saying, but at the end of the day, both CG / practical effects can be great if done well. Treating one of them as something inferior is unnecessary, cause both can have their pros and cons.


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