The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Domain


More VFX Breakdowns

Last week we shared VFX breakdowns from the first season of Game of Thrones, produced by the lead VFX vendor during the filming, BlueBolt.

Now we’ve a second breakdown video, this time from another VFX vendor who was involved in the process, Irish post-production and VFX house Screen Scene. By the looks of this show-reel, they handled a few quite memorable sequences, including Bran’s climb, the sprawling Lannister encampment, and various bits of CGI-enhanced violence that are really quite amazing when you look at how they were done.

Screen Scene has some details of their work on the project at their site—it looks like they’re a very full-featured post facility indeed, having not only worked on VFX, but also color timing, editing, sound production, and more.

Ed Bruce, Screen Scene’s VFX supervisor, notes that Screen Scene produced 350 of the circa 686 effects shots across the season, working in collaboration with the series VFX supervisor Adam McInnes.  We hope to get in a short interview with Mr. Bruce about Screen Scene’s work on the show, to release in a few day, but until then, feast your eyes on the videos below, the first being the specific breakdown, the next being a more general showreel (featuring a lot of Game of Thrones footage) set to Johnny Cash’s “When the Man Comes Around”: