Game of Thrones: How fire-breathing Drogon was designed with Canadian visual effects (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

IN THE PRESS | Daily Hive | January 31st, 2018 | Original Article

We may have to wait a while for winter – Game of Thrones season 8 does not air until 2019 – but for now, we like to quench our thirst for the Iron Throne by binge-watching old episodes.

One of the best instalments of season 7 was The Spoils of War, in which Daenerys decimates the Lannisters’ loot train with the help of her fiercest dragon, Drogon.

The scene is spectacular, not least because it is our first view of the fearsome power and sheer size of an adult Drogon. But how is such a creature even created? And is that real fire?
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To get under the skin of the fire-breathing beast, Daily Hive spoke to VFX Supervisor Thomas Schelesny and VFX Producer Tyler Weiss at Image Engine in Vancouver.

Schelesny explains the immediate challenge of the scene is for the filmmakers themselves, trying to film the actors when the main VFX character isn’t there.

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