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Game of Thrones Hardhome battle VFX reel

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One of Game of Thrones‘ most talked about moments from the HBO drama’s fifth season was the epic battle that capped off “Hardhome,” as the White Walkers unleashed their might on Jon Snow and the Wildlings.

A new visual effects reel from El Ranchito shows off how exactly that battle came together. Unsurprisingly, most of what was witnessed in the clash came courtesy of CGI work, but the video above also shows the blend of practical effects that went into putting the battle together. The reel shows as multiple takes of shots with real actors, CGI replacements, and other elements were mixed together to create the final product on screen.

And for more on that practical work, hear from Kit Harington about the process of filming the battle with EW.

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