Are you still as rabid a fan of Game of Thrones as we are? Do you love all aspects of the series and pine for more? Good news, we stumbled across this video from Wired magazine that we thought we’d post here for our fellow Game of Thrones junkies. Taking a look at how the special FX are made on GoT, the video breaks down the scene where Drogon the dragon rescues Daenerys from the fighting pit. Oh come on now, it’s been long enough that that’s not a spoiler anymore. If you were going to watch the show, you would have done so by now.
Blending practical effects with computer-generated ultraviolence, the show displays how it has mastered multiple levels of stunt magic and computer wizardry to achieve its incredibly lifelike look. Basically it follows on the heels of Freddie Wong’s recent piece on why special effects in movies and television actually are pretty terrific when done correctly.
Obviously, this is how they are done correctly. The only bad news is that seeing this has made us eager for the next season of Game of Thrones — which is still a long way off. Sigh, we’ll just watch this video over and over again until the show comes back, I guess.