Over the course of the final six episodes of Game of Thrones, audiences were treated to two massive battles and more than a few surprises — usually involving the death of high-profile characters. Tasked with bringing those moments to the screen and making them look as real as possible were multiple visual effects studios, including the Emmy- and Oscar-winning team at Weta Digital.
Digital Trends spoke to Weta visual effects supervisor Martin Hill, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on 2012’s Prometheus, about the challenge of crafting some of season 8’s most visually stunning scenes. (For anyone who hasn’t yet seen season 8, there are tons of spoilers ahead.)
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