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‘Game of Thrones’ VFX video reveals how HBO built Season 5’s fantasy lands

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the new worlds in this season’s ‘Game of Thrones’ were created. See how the Titan of Braavos was magically constructed from sheer imagination and computer artistry. 

Thanks to VFX studio Mackevision, we now have an inside look at how the land that houses the Iron Bank came to be -- along with a video collection of creations inside and outside of the realm of Westeros.

Take a look at the building of the mysterious House of Black and White, the Braavosi canals and the mighty Titan who guards the city.

Plus there’s a breakdown of the winding walk of shame constructed for character Cersei Lannister that ended in the shadow of the Red Keep in King’s Landing.

Mackevision -- one of a few VFX studios that work on “Game of Thrones,” and according to their Vimeo page, the folks that worked on bringing George R.R. Martin’s book worlds to life -- includes visual effects supervisor Jörn Grosshans and visual effects producer Katharina Kessler. 

Perhaps this sort of FX spectacle was exactly what “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke was addressing when we interviewed her after her Emmy nomination was announced, “The green screen has become a little bit more frequent. Just simply the growth of it is impressive. That mixed with the best writing you’ll find, anywhere. I think it’s probably a winning combination." 

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