Though it's only been a couple of months, it feels like years since Game of Thrones shocked us with "The Red Wedding." The VFX team behind some of the most spectacular shots in Game of Thrones Season 3 recently dropped a highlight reel to show off their work. VFX Supervisor Doug Campbell and Luke Groves delivered over 200 shots for season 3, including Mance Rayder’s Camp, the Direwolves compositing sequences in the Northern Forest, CG crows, the 3D Unsullied Army, the Twins matte painting and The Wall 3D environment. The scenes with Jon Snow, Ygritte and the Wildlings climb the Wall, which triggered a massive ice slide, are easily the most dramatic. Here's how they made it happen:
Comprised of over 80 shots, Spin created a 700′ ft wall, a couple miles in length (real world scale) that would hold up from any distance and any angle. Spin then simulated the entire ice slide event, shooting it from all cameras set up in the sequence that created a sense of scale and continuity over the sequence, playing out the action in real time.
So cool. Check it out: