Cheap Tricks | Game of Thrones VFX – Part 1

Aug 8, 2019 1210 1 Share
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Red Giant Team

While Game of Thrones has come to its fiery conclusion, the show’s VFX still stand as some of the best stuff ever created for the small screen. In fact, while the final episodes were playing out, we were finishing up our own epic battle to bring our new VFX Suite to life. And talking about GoT on our slack channels. Like a LOT.

So… In the next few episodes of Cheap Tricks, we’ll bring it all together, as Hashi shows you how to recreate many of the effects seen on the show using the VFX Suite and a ton of great tools and techniques. In this first episode, we’ll focus on 2 shots revolving around fire magic.

We’re also using a bunch of elements from ActionVFX – a huge set of stock VFX elements we use in house, at Red Giant.

So get your cup of Starbucks, mount up, and yell “Dracarys!” with reckless abandon, as we cross the Narrow Sea and explore the VFX of Game of Thrones.

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  1. Hi, i’m hoping one of the next trick will be to do the skeleton that has smoke surrounding it in the preview for cheap tricks. I’m not sure this is the right place to ask but is there a tutorial or something close that can transform a person into smoke or if you can recommend at a high level on how to go about it?


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