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Season 7 of Game of Thrones is here – so .ART decided to take another look at how Season 6’s epic Battle of the Bastards was created.
The scene of the battle won an Emmy for its VFX and cleaned up at the Visual Effects Society Awards in February. It was nominated for nine VES awards, and won five! The Battle of the Bastards episode included both the eponymous battle between huge armies led by Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton – which featured VFX by Iloura – and an earlier battle at Meereen with flaming cannonballs and a giant pyramid – which saw work shared between Rodeo FX and Rhythm and Hues. Pre-viz work on both sequences was done by The Third Floor.
Isn’t it incredible? Photorealistic horse and rider collisions, 3,000-strong armies, close-ups of humans and animals, massive crowd simulations, as well as hundreds of weapons, blood and fire were all created thanks to the art of visual effects!
See the impressive breakdown of visual effects by Iloura here: https://vimeo.com/172374044
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