September 7, 2015

Rodeo FX is extremely proud to present its VFX breakdown for Game of Thrones season 5! Our artists completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the show and the most spectacular ones are broken down in this making of, showing the different steps of production and all the hard work involved in the creation of these great VFX shots.

See how our team used its expertise in animation, digital matte painting, and crowd simulation to create key sequences from scratch, including the destruction of the Harpy statue atop the Meereen temple, the eerie Smoking Sea of Valyria, and the ancient city of Volantis.

This is Rodeo FX’s second participation in Game of Thrones, after collaborating and winning an Emmy Award for its contribution to season 4. Game of Thrones is nominated again this year at the Emmys for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects, which could lead to another trophy for Rodeo FX and the other great VFX studios that worked together to create spectacular visual effects for season 5. The ceremony will take place on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Watch our stunning breakdown here!