The Battle of the Bastards in Game of Thrones was one of the best battle sequences seen in TV or even film and a lot of it had to do with the set up and the show’s characters and how Game of Thrones incorporated stunning practical effects. But even more probably had to do with how excellent the special effects were. Here’s Iloura’s reel showing off all the visual effects that went into the battle and they’re just spectacular. You can see how a giant gets on the field of battle, how digital horses are sent to induce chaos, and how a hundred extras can look like thousands.


Spoilers, obviously. My favorite is seeing the horses get built with digital bones and muscles. They almost look like they belong to the White Walkers.

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