A closer look at the VFX work used in Game of Thrones season 4

Wired has created a short but detailed video providing insight into some of the visual effects work that went into the final two episodes of Game of Thrones season 4.

Included is a look at how Emilia Clarke interacts with her “dragons” on set, how stunt men and CGI were combined in the climactic wight battle sequence, and explanations on the VFX work that went into the penultimate episode, “The Watchers on the Wall”.

The information in the video is expounded upon by FX Guide.

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    1. I AM GROOT!

      Many if not most viewers of the show take for granted the great work the artists and technicians put forth in the series. Heck, most FX work on GOT rivals many full fledged Hollywood films.

      Excellent work!

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    2. DonalNoyesArm:
      I AM GROOT!

      Many if not most viewers of the show take for granted the great work the artists and technicians put forth in the series. Heck, most FX work on GOT rivals many full fledged Hollywood films.

      Excellent work!

      Oh FLEAS! All that sucking up will never get you to the top, only the BOTTOM.

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    3. DonalNoyesArm:
      I AM GROOT!

      Many if not most viewers of the show take for granted the great work the artists and technicians put forth in the series. Heck, most FX work on GOT rivals many full fledged Hollywood films.

      Excellent work!

      I see what you did there.

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    4. The reason that Game of Thrones can afford these VFX is because they don’t blow their budget on actors. Did you guys see the figures the 3 leads of Big Bang theory will make starting it’s 8th season? $1million per episode.

      In contrast GoT highest paid actors are Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey who make $150k per episode source: http://www.tvguide.com/PhotoGallery/Highest-Paid-TV-Stars-1069359/1069383

      This is why GoT is finishing in 7 seasons. They can’t afford to have Contract renegotiations with Peter, Lena, Maisie, Nicolaj, Sophie, Emilia, Kit, etc when each GoT episode costs $6 million to film source:
      http://m.mic.com/articles/87169/here-s-how-much-it-costs-to-make-a-game-of-thrones-episode

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    5. Turncloak: They can’t afford to have Contract renegotiations with Peter, Lena, Maisie, Nicolaj, Sophie, Emilia, Kit, etc when each GoT episode costs $6 million to film source

      Yeah, you never know how those things will turn out. But I like to think the actors on GoT love the show so much that wouldn’t be an issue. Besides most of them have already cashed in on other roles simply b/c of GoT, especially some of the lesser known ones.

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    6. I love this stuff.
      It would be amazing to see a really detailed look at the CG as a proper 1 hour bonus feature or something. Spend 30 minutes talking about one shot, everything that goes into it, how all the people involved do their jobs, etc.
      All those layers that you see get added in in those highlight reels – I want somebody talking to me about them all, and why they were all necessary and how hard they were to get right.

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    7. Ax0r:
      I love this stuff.
      It would be amazing to see a really detailed look at the CG as a proper 1 hour bonus feature or something. Spend 30 minutes talking about one shot, everything that goes into it, how all the people involved do their jobs, etc.

      Lets hope it gets added to the DVD/BluRay set.

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    8. Sophie did an interview with Hero Complex about Sansa and talks about Season 5 a bit and working with Peter and Aiden.

      She says

      “I can’t reveal much, but there’s a big change for her this season and there’s a few familiar faces around.”

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    9. DonalNoyesArm,

      HBO doesn’t like to included detailed featurettes so I wouldn’t expect it. They ususally include 30 minutes of a behind the scenes look at one episode then ignore the rest.

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