For a TV show, Game of Thrones has clearly mastered the art of special effects. The quality of its visuals is simply spectacular. From the beautiful castles and boorish giants and nipple cutting we already know are fake to the amazing tricks of turning day into a bustling night camp and making snow impossibly glisten, the world they are able to create is simply amazing. And so damn real. This reel from SpinVFX shows some of the special effects used in Game of Thrones Season 3. [SpinVFX, Jose Antonio Espejo via The Mary Sue]
It used to be that ILM was the best of the best. Now, there are so many little effects houses with names you may not have heard of doing incredible work. And ILM's recent work looks cartoony, rubbery, and obviously fake. They no longer hold the keys to the kingdom, it seems.
Great work on GOT!