Know The Science Behind Those Fighting Skeletons In Game Of Thrones
Most of the extinct creatures and even the extramundane ones are created in the movies and TV shows using Computer-generated imagery, or CGI, software.
But that wasn’t necessarily true for giants, dragons and wights of the Games of Thrones. Then how were these visual effects attained for one of the most popular TV shows? Jump to the following paragraph to read the real science behind all the imagery in Game of Thrones.
(Warning: Spoilers Ahead) Just consider the scene in fourth season when Bran, Hodor, Meera and Jojen travel north of the Wall to find the Three-Eyed Raven. They couldn’t reach the Raven but were attacked by skeletons who were brought to life by certain force.
The violent skeletons may seem to you as merely a work of animation. But I daresay, you are wrong. Although CGI was employed to some extent in creation of these zombies, but the real work was done by real actors and the experts on visual effects.
Actors were dressed in green-screen suits with different scraps of of clothing and armor. They then actually acted fighting with Bran, Hodor and the others on set. Later the the visual effects wizards would make real actors disappear to include CGI counterpart. In other words, the performance of the human actors was related to the animated characters.
Watch this video to amaze yourself with the great work done in Game of Thrones by the dab hands of visual effects.
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Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.