VIDEO: Creating VFX magic for Game of Thrones

Fascinating video shows how visual effects brought stunning season five battle scenes to life

Warning: spoilers ahead...

One of the most captivating scenes of the entire saga, the 'Hardhome' battle in Game of Thrones season 5 blew audiences away thanks to an epic showdown between the White Walkers, the Wildlings, and a handful of men of the Nights Watch.

While not everyone may have made it out alive on screen, the episode itself lives on for many viewers thanks to the incredible visual effects that helped create the terrifying sequence of winter finally arriving beyond the wall.

Now, El Ranchito Imagen Digital, the postproduction company behind the VFX elements for the hit HBO series, has released a fascinating behind-the-scenes video, which shows step-by-step how the visual effects brought the stunning scenes to life.

Check it out for yourself below...

Game of Thrones (HBO) - Hardhome (VFX Breakdown) from El Ranchito Imagen Digital on Vimeo.

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