I’m a massive fan of Game Of Thrones but there’s a line that divides that devoted viewer and the true obsessive. I know I fall under the former category because, for example, I had no idea that Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons even had names, let alone that they are Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. No matter; this video from Wired’s excellent FX Guide series shows how Berlin studio Pixomondo brought these dragons to life on screen, using everything from digital wind tunnel simulations to tennis balls on sticks.
It’s a fascinating insight into this amazingly technical process but what is particularly interesting is the work that went into making them credulously adolescent – awkward and slightly out of place in their bodies. This is well worth three minutes of your time but GOT fans beware; it will make you hanker for Season Four…
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