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Watch How Special Effects Made Game Of Thrones' Season Finale An Explosive Masterpiece

Video: When I close my eyes at night, I can still hear that beautifully creepy score from Game of Thrones’ season finale, I can see the Great Sept of Baelor and the characters inside, and I can feel that chilly sense of doom. It’s funny how real those emotions are still, especially since so much of what we watched on TV was faked through expert visual effects.


The Art Of Special Effects Makeup Is So Impressive

Video: Here’s an interesting portrait of Howard Berger, a special makeup effects artist who’s worked on films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Inglorious Basterds, and the work he does to transform actors into, well, monsters. You get to see everything: Adding clay to an actor’s lifecast to build the form, the moulding process to create the prosthetics, the baking to get everything settled, the painting for detail and the application on the actors themselves.


Check Out The Spectacular Special Effects Behind Game Of Thrones' Battle Of The Bastards

Video: 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, 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 spectacular visual effects that went into the battle. 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.


Watch Rocker Scott Ian Get A Full Game Of Thrones White Walker Makeover

Video: Scott Ian is best-known for being the guitarist for thrash metal titans Anthrax. But he’s also a huge genre fan, evidenced by his Nerdist video series, Bloodworks — which goes behind the scenes to explore the wonderfully gruesome special effects and make-up that make shows like Game of Thrones come alive.


10 Cool Special Effects Movie Scenes That Didn't Use CGI

Video: It’s always nice to know that not everything in movies is done with computers and CG and green screens. Almost all of it is, of course. But! There are still some directors using practical effects in some action movies, and those scenes always look awesome. Here’s ten of ’em.


Early Graphics Show How Far Special Effects Have Come

Video: John Whitney was one of the earliest pioneers of computer graphics, most memorably known for his work on the opening sequence of Hitchcock’s Vertigo. But even in this educational video for IBM in 1968, the distance that computer graphics has come is startlingly clear.


How Game Of Thrones' FX Wizards Turn This Actor Into A Towering Giant

Video: With a fantasy series like Game of Thrones, the invisible visual effects that bring the fictional world and creatures to life are just as important to the story as the show’s cast.


How The Rubik's Cube Juggler Tricked The Internet

Last week the internet watched in amazement as Leo Weston solved three Rubik’s cubes while juggling them. Now he’s back to show us how he faked the entire thing and its just as impressive.


Check Out 20 Popular Movies Before And After Visual Effects

Video: It’s absolutely no surprise that blockbuster movies rely so heavily on special effects and CG all the time now. When the effects are good, it just makes more sense for the fictional world they are building and the shots they are making. But it will forever be hilarious to see the actors act out in ridiculous suits and fake action against a green screen. It’s all so damn silly.


How CG Wizards Made Schwarzenegger Beat The Crap Out Of Himself

Terminator Genisys might not have been the most popular movie of 2015, but it did include a memorable fight scene where the old and young versions of Schwarzenegger’s T-800 have an epic street brawl. But how was Arnold able to fight himself? Cutting edge CG, obviously.


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