Video: After seven seasons, yesterday’s Game of Thrones delivered on a big promise. HBO just released this awesome 14-minute video detailing the moment, filled with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
Emilia Clarke rides her “dragon” behind the scenes of this week’s Game of Thrones. Image: YouTube
This detailed look at how Game of Thrones planned and plotted the sequence in which Daenerys Targaryen flies a dragon at the Lannister army and turns them to ashes will make your day almost as much as yesterday’s episode, “The Spoils of War”, did.
The amount of effects, props, people and everything else that goes into a scene like this is impressive. But I think some of my favourite bits were seeing the different cameras used to get very fast moving footage that could simulate a dragon — one of those things you’d never think of while watching, but just works so perfectly within the episode. Oh, and that special effect that involved burning 20 people in one single shot. Jesus.