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Game Of Thrones: How an army of technicians brought alive a medieval fantasy series

It was announced last year that the season finale for the hit series Game of Thrones will premiere in 2019. Photograph:( Pinterest )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 13, 2019, 11.58 PM (IST)

It’s that time of the year when the fierce battle for the iron throne resurfaces. As the final season of ‘Game Of Thrones’ begins in a less than 24 hours from now, fans across the world simply cannot keep calm.

Interestingly, when it comes to ‘Game Of Thrones’, we always talk about the grandeur of the fantasy series, the ensemble cast, and the terrific screenplay. But never really about how the technology that makes the series look larger than life.

Have you ever wondered what goes into recreating the fictional world of Westeros?  It takes a whole lot more than we can ever imagine. A lot of high-end technology and new-age innovations go into making the seven kingdoms come alive.

For those who have been following the show since the beginning, would know that visual effects have been a major contributor to the success of the show. The special effects have made things look believable making the fantasy fiction an immersive series.  

Want to know how the sequences with fire-breathing dragons are shot?  Or how Daenerys flies on her dragons? And how the makers deal with gas water, wind, smoke, and snow to make the frames look real? Take a look!

While it looks absolutely perfect on screen, getting the medieval setting right was far fro m easy.  Along with the visual effects, it’s the camera handling that allowed the director to tell the fantastic story in a more realistic, convincing way.

The action scenes of the show are heavily dependent on various cutting-edge technologies. And a lot of work goes into creating prosthetics that look real which is time consuming and tedious.

The success of ‘Game Of Thrones’ lies not just in its masterfully crafted storyline but also in its technical aspects. To create a medieval fantasy world to such perfection for five long years was clearly not easy- and it literally took an army to build the show what it is now.And as we gear up for the final series, here’s raising a toast at all those who worked tirelessly behind the scene to make the show an epic saga.

And now, let the games begin!

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As we gear up for the final series, here’s raising a toast at all those who worked tirelessly behind the scene to make the show an epic saga.