I don’t normally geek out to a lot of VFX videos but I think this Game of Thrones Season 8 VFX breakdown by Pixomondo was pretty special. The visual effects on Game of Thrones Season 8 did not disappoint as they somehow took everything up a notch for their final season. It’s amazing what they were able to achieve on a television schedule with such enormous time constraints as we saw in The Last Watch, the Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes documentary. If you’re curious about the making of GoT and you haven’t seen that documentary, I highly recommend you watch it.
There’s always a collaboration between departments but this must have been a finally woven tapestry of communication.
What also came through for me in this visual effects breakdown was the enormous marriage between the production design and the visual effects teams. There is always a collaboration between departments but this looks like it must have been a finely woven tapestry of communication and liaising between the art department and the visual effects team (at least, I can only hope it was) in order to get such seamless results. Below, I’ve laid out some screengrabs from the video which showcase how the visual effects integrated with the production design, but first– who is Pixomondo and what do they do?
Who is Pixomondo? What do they do?
Pixomondo is an international creative design and visual effects studio with offices located throughout Europe, the Americas, and China. They collaborate to develop and produce stunning visual effects and innovative entertainment experiences for clients all around the world. They’ve won an Oscar, an Emmy Award and several VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for their outstanding work.
Pixomondo’s VFX Supervisor on Game of Thrones Season 8 was Sven Martin whose other credits include Justice League, Bridge of Spies, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hunger Games, and Hugo to name only a handful. Do check out Pixomondo’s YouTube channel and make sure to subscribe to see more of their amazing work.The Game of Thrones Season 8 VFX Breakdown Reel by Pixomondo Will Feed Your Creative Spirit Click To Tweet
Game of Thrones Season 8 VFX Breakdown Reel by Pixomondo
Inside Game of Thrones: A Story in Visual Effects
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