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Watch the GAME OF THRONES Season 6 VFX Breakdown Reel

The GAME OF THRONES season 6 VFX breaks it down for us and shows how those gory scenes are created.

Imagine Engine released a Game of Thrones Season 6 VFX breakdown reel that highlights some of the fascinating, beautiful, and gruesome visual effects from the show. We start off with the Wall and Jon Snow’s body, which revealed they not only added those stab holes into his chest, but it seems they also “buffed” up his chest a bit more.

Of course there were several moments of landscape and environment building, but it’s the violent scenes that make up the best parts of the video.

Via Variety, visual effects supervisor Mat Krentz stated that there was one scene too gruesome to actually air, and that was of Ramsay Bolton getting eaten by his own dogs.

“They did a pass of the dog on green screen, then Ramsay on green screen, and then we also had a background plate, which we put together.” Artists also created a CG jaw for Bolton, and animated it to reveal the flesh ripping between Ramsay’s skin and gums. The effect was too gruesome even by “Thrones” standards, so they pulled it back a bit, using a 2D composite instead.


For me, even the sound was enough for me to get the idea. I’m not one to have any sort of pleasure in seeing so much gore on screen (I closed my eyes during Oberyn Martell’s death by the Mountain, and I’m not ashamed to say it.)

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary