See What Game of Thrones Looks Like Without Its Visual Effects
Whether they want to admit it or not, Game of Thrones fans live in a rarified universe where fire-breathing dragons and face-swapping tweens are not only possible, but entirely enthralling. Which is why we can’t stop talking about the hit show’s penultimate season, even though it wrapped up nearly a week ago. Now, the digital wizards at El Ranchito, the Madrid-based visual effects company that has brought many of Game of Thrones’s most magical moments to life, is giving viewers a chance to view the show in a whole new way.
In the video below, the company offers a visual breakdown of some of season seven’s most exciting moments—but layers the shots to show what specific scenes (like the Frozen Lake sequence) look like before and after the VFX team works its magic. You’ll never look at Drogon the same way again.