Here’s how Image Engine brought Drogon to life

IN THE PRESS | Fansided | March 16th, 2018 | Read More

Drogon has long been the biggest and more fearsome of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, to the point where there was a whole team — Image Engine — dedicated to animating him in season 7. Image Engine’s visual effects supervisor, Thomas Schelesny, talked to Den of Geek about how he and his team were able to bring Drogon to life for some of the complicated sequences from the past seven episodes.

First of all, it’s important to note that Schelesny and company had plenty of help from the first-rate stunt crew. “They did some of the biggest stunt burns in history with 30, 40 men all at once, exploding in fire…and they were all thrashing their arms around and acting,” Schelesny said. “Then very quickly afterwards people would rush in and put them out, but a lot of that stuff was practical.”

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