VFX Break Down of 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

The final season (eighth season) of "Game of Thrones" ended on May 19th, which accompanied many people for eight years, but did not wait for a convincing ending. The Night’s King hurried off the line, the mother of dragon(Daenerys) was blackened... According to the news of the Global Daily official, many netizens expressed their disappointment with the final article, and millions of fans around the world rushed to retake the ending. Netizens said that "there is no original, the scene is completely out of control." "The play of power" "I want to send the blade to the scriptwriter", and the screenwriter David Benioff shut down his personal Facebook account.
I heard that many people did not plan to see after the fourth episode, but the visual effects of Game of Thrones are obvious to all, and it does not affect us behind the scenes. In the final season, the visual effects team also spent a lot of thoughts during the production. The net flyer set budget is $15 Million. The render farm Fox Renderfarm was excerpts the classic picture of the final season, and shares the story behind the scenes in the following.
I still remember the little boy who appeared in the trailer, looking at the mighty army of Daenerys. This scenes was also done by visual effects.

The part of the Night’s King burning totem, originally thought to be the visual effect, did not expect to ask the stunt actor to take the real shot instead of the little boy, the visual effects team made a fire mask for this, let him be engulfed by the flame for nearly 10s, watching it is real dangerous.

The most impressive thing in this episode is that Jon Snow tamed another dragon of Daenerys, Leiga, these pictures are by the visual effects team in the sports base the action of the dragon is matched in the green shed, and the camera rotates around to complete the shooting.

The icefalls that Jon Snow and Daenerys dated were also real, but they were transplanted for the sake of more beautiful pictures.

A Long Night
The approach of the Death Corps made everyone in the Winterfell nervous, this episode is "black", but it is still very bright from the scene.
This episode has been filmed for 11 weeks in the snow night, all the staffs starting work at 6 pm every day until 5-6 am on the next day.

This episode of physical special effects props is more, you can see from the picture the death army on the floor, including many flames, smoke, snow and ice effects.

The mask of the stunt actor is also a prosthetic model designed in advance, and the makeup looks very realistic.

This section of Lena and the Giant was completed by the visual effects team through miniature models, actors' real shots and visual effects. This shot was taken many times and finally presented in front of the camera.

The ice dragon is made very fine. In order to make the dragon flame and the dragon look more harmonious, the props are also used to simulate the dragon's movement.

The shot that the Night’s King was killed in one second, to better for the production. The shed and the real scene were filmed.

The Last of the Starks

After the war, everyone in the Winterfell gathered together and bid farewell to the friends who died on the battlefield. The bodies of the soldiers were piled up and then ignited by the unity.

Cremation is a difficult task. How to control these fires without harming the actors is very elegant in design.

After the real shot, it also made a visual extension through visual effects.

Euron’s shooting at the sea with the "scorpion" was also completed in the green shed.

At the same time, Daenerys’s ship was destroyed and the actors were once again in a completely digital scene to show how the ships were destroyed, where people are standing, walking or talking on the ship. Finished on board.

The Bells
The toughest set of shots in this episode is that the gates of the King’s Landing are destroyed by Drogon's dragon flame, covering eight cameras. In order to express the complexity of the destruction of the walls, these lenses need to show different perspectives of the explosion. At the beginning of the design of these buildings, the film crew also designed damage.

In this episode, six stunt performers were actually lit in multiple layers of protective clothing and masks. After the filming, someone took a total of 22 fire extinguishers to fight the fire.

As can be seen from the model produced for King's Landing, there is a large tower on one side of it, which is also the location of the story below.

Cersei and Jaimes were in their end in the King’s Landing’s cellar.

Nine major families, seven kingdoms, hundreds of people trapped in them, are firmly bound by the network of destiny, and there is a destination.
Here, the cloud rendering service Fox Renderfarm just summarizes the classic clips from the videos released by HBO. And also thank the Game of Thrones for companionship over this years.


How To Train Your Dragon, Let’s Say Goodbye To It With Smile
How To Train Your Dragon, Let’s Say Goodbye To It With Smile
How To Train Your Dragon: After the Hidden World was released in North America, the rotten tomato freshness started at 100%, and it still maintains 92% freshness and has an amazing reputation. It received 98% of the high scores on the famous movie review website Rotten Tomatoes based on 205 professional reviews, and scored 7.9 out of 10 points. At the box office, it won the best start of the series with a score of 55.52 million yuan in 3 days, and successfully broke the record of the first weekend box office of the North American cinema this year. Let me describe the mood after watching the movie, it can only be a tear in laughter. Like the sad and full of hope in the movie, it not only makes Hiccup growth up, also teaches the audience to bravely break the fear of the unknown. As a person who looks at the How To Train Your Dragon series, I feel empathy for all joy and sadness. Ten years ago, the first time the first series of the series landed on the theater, it was amazing for thousands of viewers. The Hiccup and Toothless stare at each other, and the carefully touched stills have become countless fans who don't become desktop wallpapers all the year round. For many audiences, the film represents love and courage. In my opinion, How To Train Your Dragon can become a unique animation series, but also it creates a world of crisis and fun, with a thought-provoking world view. In other animated works, heroes and villains are usually distinct and can distinguish between justice and evil at a glance. Human beings often represent upright justice, so the "braves" will be born; while the dragons symbolize destruction and disaster, often defined as "dragons" and will be expelled. In the world of How To Train Your Dragon, the dragon looks fierce and fierce. In fact, it is pure and loyal. On the contrary, it is human beings. It has an indomitable, brave and good-war side, as well as a temperamental and difficult-to-communicate side. The Vikings were enemies with the dragon for generations and were proud of the pursuit of the dragon. No one knows why, no one wants to find out whether a dragon is good or bad, only knowing to do it according to "tradition". It is in this sharp opposition that a miracle happened. The legendary Loser Hiccup met a wounded dragon. He did not hesitate to destroy the tribal tradition of the dragons for many years, chose to help it, and even tamed it. One person and one dragon establish a friendship that spans the race. Hiccup also gave the dragon a lovely name, "Toothless" At the same time, he also realized that the dragons in the world are not all evil. There is no need for humans and dragons to fight for you. Is it possible to create a world where people and dragons coexist in harmony and understand each other? And what is the relationship between man and dragon? This issue runs through the beginning of the How To Train Your Dragon series and leaves a lot of places for the audience to think about and to relish. If the first two parts, Hiccup and Toothless are from "taming" to "comrades", then the story of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World makes me completely forget the word "taming". The film is overflowing with the warmth of companionship and the courage to grow. Hiccup, who was weak in the past, has become the chief of the tribe. He led the people to govern the "Berk Island", the hometown of the ancestors of the past dynasties, and lived a life far from the world. Moreover, not only is Hiccup growing alone, but Toothless's growth is also significant. It is no longer an existence that is considered a pet, but an independent individual that is trustworthy and worthy of dependence. Its friendship with Hiccup is based on equality between the two sides. At the same time, the tribe and the dragon also turned the enemy into a friend and lived in harmony. They will travel around the world to save the dragons captured by humans. The film presents an equal and friendly atmosphere between the person and the dragon, which makes it difficult for the dragon to change from a spoiled or mysterious label to a living "person". Berk Island became a utopia in which the dragons live, but hidden threats are everywhere, on the one hand, humans outside the island are still hostile and fearful of the dragons; on the other hand, Berk Island's target is too big, there are too many dragons on the island, and they have long been eyeing the Dragon Knights. There is no shortage of cool professional and unscrupulous guys in the Dragon Slayer, which is likely to pose a huge threat. Nowadays, the island is not safe outside the island. If you want to keep thousands of dragons, you can only find a refuge where the map is not marked. Hidden World. This place only exists in myths and legends. It is said to be at the end of the world and is also the place where the dragons originated. Once you find Hidden World, the dragon on Berk Island will be properly placed. However, the beauty of Hidden World also means that the returning dragon will not return to the human world. Have Hiccup and Toothless, who have been with each other for many years, finally have to leave each other? The story is set to this, the world view is shining again - It can be said that the most touching part of the whole series is to accept, is to explore a theme of "crushing prejudice, tearing off labels". How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World re-emphasizes the theme. In the film, all the dragons were born in "Hidden World". From the source, they are not our world, but the "guests" from afar. They are actually full of personality, master very complex language, and have emotions of emotions, anger and sadness... People in Berk Island know that they are not terrible and can live together in peace. For humans outside the island, these natures are irrelevant; many people refuse to communicate with this mysterious creature, simply rudely classifying them as "heterogeneous" and classifying them as "aggressors." From this point of view, isn’t the way in which human beings treat the dragons in the movie is the epitome of the attitudes of the masses in the real society that treat marginal groups, special groups, and dissidents? Color discrimination, geographical discrimination, gender discrimination, and prejudice caused by the gap between the rich and the poor, different living habits, and different occupations. Behind all discrimination and prejudice, there is arrogance hidden. These prejudices will not only escalate the conflict, but also make it more horrible. In the movie, the humans regard the dragons as deadly enemies and consider them to be evil and devastating. The concept of "the evil dragon must be removed" has been passed down through generations and rooted in the hearts of the people. Fortunately, Hiccup appeared to break the deadlock between man and dragon. But why is Hiccup? The reason is not complicated - Because Hiccup is also a "heterogeneous" in the eyes of the people. He is the son of the most brave patriarch of the Vikings, but he is physically weak and slow. Everyone thinks that he is a waste, has no value, and even he himself is so sure. Because the body will pass the pain that is not accepted by everyone and cannot be self-identified, the kind Hiccup will try to accept Toothless who has been hurt by the world as a "dragon". They are also weak and helpless. In this world full of dragons and violent brave, it is difficult to support. Being able to be a partner, perhaps seeing his own shadow in the other side. On the other hand, the tribes who have always advocated the use of force and physical strength, witnessed the talent of Hiccup's taming dragon, and his ability to strategize, also showed a convincing acceptance. Even after Hiccup was still not strong enough, even after losing a leg in the war, the tribe no longer made fun of him with physical defects. The Berk Island people are actually growing up and learning to communicate with people who are not similar to themselves. In most cases, communication and acceptance are not easy, and even cost a lot – Hiccup's partner with Toothless means that he is likely to be an enemy of the tribe, even with all mankind; Berk Island is the world's dragon, and it may be regarded as a "devil's lair" by the world. The people will be treated as evil devils. Fortunately, the film always has a goodwill. It allows each person to be willing to let go of their arrogant, understanding other people's roles, and ultimately achieve self-worth, but also tell the audience: Follow the sound of inner integrity and listen to the voices of all kinds of individuals in the world. They are not terrible, maybe they are so cute. The ending of the How To Train Your Dragon novel is that all dragons return to Hidden World and completely disappear from the world. However, after being adapted into a movie, the masters gently presented the audience with a blank of fairy tale. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continues the past style, with many relaxed and humorous plots and brain-opening scenes, but my favorite is also the most impressive, always the details of getting along with the dragon. Hiccup teaches the soothing bridge of the Toothless sister, the brave gesture of Hiccup and Toothless, and the last hug of Hiccup and Toothless... I remember that when they first met, Hiccup tried to touch Toothless, but he didn't even have the courage to look at it. Nowadays, they all grow up, learn to accept, and understand: our hands, in addition to work, battle, and one of the greatest functions - hug, isn't it? Go hug the one you love, what you feel is the temperature of this How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
Marvel Has Released A New Poster For Spider-Man: Far From Home
Marvel Has Released A New Poster For Spider-Man: Far From Home
A few days ago, the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home exposed a new poster, Spider-Man, who was resurrected in Avengers: Endgame, alone in the roof, thoughtfully, after the death of his mentor Tony Stark in the final battle, can the Spider-Man face the battle and fight against the strong enemy independently? In the new poster released this time, in the quiet city night, Spider-Man in a Iron Man's suit is alone on the roof, his eyes looking into the distance, thoughtful. Behind him is a huge Iron Man’s inkjet, open palms exude a dazzling light, seems to be behind Spider-Man, giving him a steady stream of support and strength. As knows for us, Spider-Man, who has just experienced the final battle of Avengers: Endgame, is still immersed in the infinite thoughts of Iron Man. In the war, he lost the most important mentor in his life, and he was exhausted. He was wearing a Iron Man's suit and he couldn't help but feel confused before the Iron Man sprayed. In the face of the people's most concerned questions, "Will you be the next Iron Man?" Spider-Man actually only wants to be a neighbor Peter Parker. However, the will of Iron Man has already penetrated into the bone marrow. In the face of the aftermath of the Thanos and the new crisis in Europe, Spider-Man is bound to choose to be ready to go and fight independently. Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts, stars Tome Holland as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Smauel L. Jackson, etc.. The film continues the Avengers: Endgame storyline, it is intended to be the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While cherishing the Iron Man, Spider-Man will travel to Europe to resolve the new crisis, which is scheduled to be released in United States on July 2, 2019, in 3D and IMAX.
The VFX History And Future, Let’s Talk About The Invisible Effects In The Movie(2)
The VFX History And Future, Let’s Talk About The Invisible Effects In The Movie(2)
For the creation of the environment, it can meet the requirements of the character living environment in the story, and also save the cost and time required for real shooting. The VFX effect shown in the picture was created by Brainstorm Digital, and everyone will not be unfamiliar with this team. In addition, there are some "invisible visual effects" lenses even in some visual effects movies. For example, the Avengers series, all the story shots in New York City were shot in front of the green screen. According to the director of the industrial light magic visual effects, if such a lens really wants to shoot in New York, it is really a little hard. Not only must the streets be blocked, but also the passers-by must be controlled; if you shoot, you have to use a helicopter, but you can't fly too low. So the Industrial Light and Magic team produced about 2,000 spherical images through more than 250,000 photos, reconstructed nearly 20 buildings in the huge New York City, and replaced the green screen with New York numbers using 3D modeling and camera projection. Scene extension effect. Needless to say, the effect is absolutely true. Scene extension is one of the most common types of technology in "invisible effects". It is often seen in the production of TV series, and the production budget designed by live shooting is not too expensive. The most typical example is Ugly Betty, who won the 64th US Golden Globe comedy series in 2007. I have seen the little friends of this drama do not know that there is no such thing, it involves a lot of scene extension effects. The episode effects were created by Stargate Studios. With the continuous advancement of technology, "invisible visual effects" have shown new uses. In the film Captain America: The First Avenger, the main character Steve Rogers needs to transform from a thin "little guy" into a muscular superhero, and Chris Evans, who plays the US team, is also the same. It is a handsome muscular man. The production team did a lot of conceptual script testing, and the filmmaker recalled that in the scene where Steve was born again, “the door opened, many viewers expressed surprises. “Hey? How does he have muscle?” 'How does the muscle add to it? Actually, muscle is not a special effect, and the thin Steve is a special effect." Therefore, under the efforts of the stuntman, meticulous preparation and digital synthesis, we have seen two different figures of the same person, and also added the weight of the story to the story as a “stealth special effect”. With the continuous improvement of production technology, the simple "changing head" can no longer meet the project requirements, and then there is a "reverse growth" production, which can make the actors in the film younger than the actual age. For example, in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Michael Douglas, who plays the role of a generation of ants, Dr. Hank Pim, with the help of visual effects and digital effects, the effect of "reverse growth" is very real. The same technique has been used in the TV series Westworld, which we have already shared in the previous article. The Swedish-based VFX team, the Important-Looking Pirates, gave Anthony Hopkins a "reverse growth" process. In the film Captain America: Civil War, the "reverse growth" technique that brought Robert Downey Jr. back to his 20s was the ultimate. Although it can't be called "invisible visual effects" in the true sense, the audience will certainly realize that these young looks are made through complex techniques, and indeed lead a new direction - digital human characters. As for the digital personas we have also introduced before, although there are many attempts that are not successful, they do exist. Through technology, people can create a realistic 3D face model, and sometimes it is true that it is true or false, but once it is moved, the problem comes. For example, Terminator Genisys. The young Schwarzenegger 3D model doesn't seem to have anything wrong, but it's a bit of a talk... because facial expressions are still very complicated to handle, and any subtle but unnatural change can be seen by the human eye. from. The most successful digital character is Rogue One: Princess Wilhelm Tarkin and Princess Leia in A Star Wars Story and Rachael in Blade Runner 2049. There is also the Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Caron in 2006. The newborn in the lens is completely digital, although you may not notice this, but it does allow the audience to feel the whole story more immersively, while avoiding the uncertain problems of using newborns. The development of “invisible visual effects” experienced simple element replacement, scene extension, and face changing. The reverse growth of actors or the reappearance of the screen of the deceased actor and the appearance of digital characters brought the film’s rendering effect. Unlimited possibilities, we are also very much looking forward to visual effects and non-visual effects technology to continue to develop.Photo From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KByPitOaG0U

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