My post showing Game of Throne’s transparent CGI was wildly successful (over 25,000 views on my site alone). Apparently its been popular across the web at large because the SFX company released another video of even more.
Particularly interesting is how many of the weapon strike shots (getting stabbed, speared, shot etc) are all added in with CGI. Traditionally this was just done with quick cuts, trick weapons, and fake blood. Now, evidently, it’s cheaper (and better looking) to just have the actors pantomime the response and fill in the weapon and gore. All those latex horror effects guys must be out of jobs!
This is a very effective means of conveying what they’ve done, and also shows you how weird the rough cut of the show must look without the visual effects. And, also tells you why they need six months after wrapping filming to get the show out!
You can check out the first video here, or
my reviews of each episode of Season 1 of Game of Thrones (the HBO series):
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10]
Or my review of A Dance With Dragons.
[…] There is a second video with more effects here too. […]
Green screen, blue screen, rubbish!
I still remember yours and Jason’s innovative use of beige screen back in Cambridge :). Seemed to work just fine *chuckle*.
Seriously though, I think that’s how good the CGI is in this show because I wouldn’t even have remarked on it. But seeing the native shot and the completed shot is a bit of surprise in pretty much every case.
[…] Neat article/video on blood & guts CGI in HBO’s Game of Thrones (no fake blood was harmed in the making of this show). […]