The last episode of Game of Thrones’ Season 6 was incredible. From the haunting score (seriously, Light of the Seven is so good) to Cersei showing why you don’t mess with her. And the epic King of the North scene. It was amazing.
Rising Sun Pictures is giving us a behind the scenes look at the VFX used in the last episode. And it all centers around the destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor.
The VFX studio explains their process in a blog post.
“King’s Landing is based on Dubrovnik, a Croatian city on the Adriatic that has many beautiful, medieval buildings,” recalls VFX Producer Richard Thwaites. “A lot of our early work involved wide views of the city, as well as internal and external views of the Sept (which is based on Fort Manoel in the Maltese town of Gżira).”
Thwaites goes on to describe the pivotal moment from the season finale. “One reason that the scene is so shocking is that it seems so real,” says Thwaites. “The explosion happens from inside out and seems so powerful that you believe it can take out everything in its surroundings.”
Rising Sun Pictures’ work on Game of Thrones was fantastic. The studio is also responsible for one of the best scenes in X-Men: Apocalypse. Remember Quicksilver rescuing everyone in Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? That was Rising Sun Pictures’ handy work.
Here’s another video showing off their work across their film portfolio.