Game of Thrones: Season 8
HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Best Drama Series, Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season.
Image Engine created roughly 370 shots for the final season of Game of Thrones which primarily featured dragons on both sides of the stunning battle with the dead. The studio’s role was lead dragon animation facility, through it made other contributions including swarming wights, volumetric storms simulations, and various digital environments such as the forests and canyons that were the backdrop to a dragon joy ride like no other.
Release date: April 14, 2019
Production VFX Supervisor: Joe Bauer
Production VFX Producer: Steve Kullback
Image Engine VFX Supervisor: Thomas Schelesny
Image Engine VFX Producer: Tyler Weiss
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Game of Thrones: Season 8 Case Study
Game of Thrones: Season Eight brought HBO’s sweeping story of Westeros to an epic end. It was a bittersweet moment for Image Engine as it was the final opportunity to once again take point on the stunning and awe-inspiring dragons.
VFX BEFORE & AFTER STILLS