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Watch as individual scenes from Game of Thrones come to life with CGI

Published Jul 9th, 2014 12:50PM EDT
Game of Thrones VFX Video

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Between the practical stunts, the engrossing performances and the beautiful locations featured on Game of Thrones, the special effects that tie the show together often go unnoticed. Mackevision, one of the visual effects studios working on the HBO smash hit, has shared a highlight reel of its work on season 4. The studio does everything from sprucing up the backdrops to crafting large cities to giving real-life sets a digital makeover with just enough medieval panache to pass as part of Westeros.

Some of the green screen shots are more blatant than others, but when Mackevision sticks the landing, it’s nearly impossible to tell what’s been digitally enhanced and what exists in the real world. If you’re a fan of the show, take five minutes out of your day and watch the team of visual effects artists put together one of the biggest cultural phenomenons in the history of television.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.