It’s not exactly a secret that to create Westeros’ stunning settings, epic battles and array of non-human inhabitants, the Game of Thrones folks have to rely heavily on some visual effects work. But you probably had no idea just how much VFX wizardry went into creating one scene from our favourite show.
El Ranchito, the digital studio that created the VFX for the frosty “Hardhome” episode of GoT this past season (aka the best damn episode of season 5) released a short video showcasing how much work they put into making this year’s most memorable action scene.
If you were wondering what it took to create Hardhome’s massive icy terrain, a billion frosty white walkers, an angry giant and that unforgettable 15-minute battle, get ready to be floored! This is by far the coolest video you will see all day.
How amazing is that Jon Snow white walker shattering part? So good! Excuse us while we go watch it again.