The Incredible VFX Work Behind the 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Wight Ambush Scene

If you’re a fan of both the “Game of Thrones” series and filmmaking, then today’s your lucky day as HBO has uploaded to the Internet behind-the-scenes footage from the Season 4 finale, “The Children.” This featurette from the Blu-ray boxset shows how the visual effects team came up with the wight’s design for the ambush scene and how they implemented a blend of CGI and live-action to get everything looking right for showtime.

As the BTS video explains, using a hybrid approach to doing these scenes was most favorable because the actors could have believable sword fights and swing at real people part of the time on set while the wight enemies themselves would still be extremely skeleton-like. While the Internet is still split on how they feel about the scene all together, it’s safe to say the VFX team did a great job at pulling off a new look for these zombies over the classic “human in makeup” approach.

[via Winter Is Coming]

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