game of thrones battle behind the scenes

By now you're probably aware of how Game of Thrones' majestic landscapes and bloody battles are the work of meticulous digital collages, built and layered by various effects companies to suit each individual episode's needs. But the work that went into this amount of gore and bloodshed pushes the line between "film" and "TV" standards of special effects.

In this effects reel put together by Australian effects house Iloura, watch how they combined real actors, cgi horses, and Wun Wun to make some of the most memorable shots in Game of Thrones history:

By the way, this same company did work for Mad Max: Fury Road so enjoy this other video of their effects work in action if you want to have yourself a lovely day: