The Battle of the Bastards in Game of Thrones was one of the best battle sequences seen in TV or even film. It combines a clever set-up, brilliant characters and stunning practical effects. But the excellent special effects used are also a huge part of the equation.
Here’s Iloura’s reel showing off all the visual effects that went into the battle and they’re just spectacular. You can see how a giant enters the field of battle, how digital horses are sent to induce chaos, and how a hundred extras can look like thousands.
My favourite is seeing the horses get built with digital bones and muscles. They almost look like they belong to the White Walkers.