VFX Breakdown Of Opening Scene From Game Of Thrones Season 6 Finale

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), an Australian visual effects company that has previously worked on big budget Hollywood films like The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Legend of Tarzan, has released a new video showcasing the brilliant work their digital artists did on the jaw-dropping opening scene of the season six finale of Game of Thrones.

It was formidable and challenging work that required them to "replicate the sprawling city of King's Landing and its central shrine, the Great Sept of Baelor, and then burn them to the ground in a magical, green-hued inferno."

"New to the Game of Thrones production team, RSP created visual effects for several episodes of the show's recently concluded sixth season," the company wrote. "Most of the work centred on King's Landing and the Sept as artists produced photo-realistic CG set extensions and architectural enhancements that were blended with location footage to create the luxurious, walled city overlooking the sea."

As a quick refresher, the opening scene of "The Winds of Winter" has Cersei Lannister (played by Lena Headey) dishing out a buffet's worth of revenge, killing most of her enemies in one fell swoop. It's the day of day of Cersei's and Loras's trial, but Cersie is a no show. She's still at the Red Keep, sipping on wine and gazing upon the Sept, waiting for her devious plan to commence. The main part of her plan was having casks of wildfire packed underneath the Sept. When it is ignited, the powerful explosion wipes out anyone in the general vicinity, such as Margaery Tyrell, the Faith Militant and the High Sparrow.


The seventh season of HBO's Game of Thrones will arrive in 2017.