Behind The Scenes

Creating the Special Effects of Game of Thrones

Ever wondered how those majestic dragons and visually impressive action scenes from Game of Thrones were created? Ahead of the upcoming season 7 premiere of the hit series, HBO released a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette focusing on the amazing work of Special Effect Supervisor Sam Conway’s team.

From dragon’s fire spitting to fake snow, no detail is overlooked during the making of the show’s episodes. “It’s a technically challenging thing to do and to make it look good at the same time,” says Conway in the short video when commenting on the creation of the “chaos of mayhem” behind GoT.

As one could guess, the featurette is a way for HBO to tease our appetite before the season 7 of the series starts next month (July 16), and also maybe hinting at major action sequences to come in the forthcoming new 7 episodes!