Here’s a extra in-depth rationalization by Rodeo FX concerning the particular work on this reel, created beneath the challenge’s vfx supervisor Joe Bauer:
For the nighttime sea battle, Rodeo created numerous simulations and cg environments, together with a cg ocean and cg background ships, and prolonged elements of Yara’s ship, redressed it in cg and added extensions, in addition to extending the Silence set piece to create an entire ship. Our staff additionally augmented the sensible hearth within the plates, enhancing the foreground on-set hearth with cg or comped hearth parts within the background.
For the wall’s dramatic collapse, Rodeo scored the wall to interrupt it aside in a number of photographs to cowl its in depth measurement. The group separated the wall in three elements: the closest space, which was destroyed in hi-res, the center part, that remained standing in hi-res, and the farthest part in low-res as a base for digital matte work.
Rodeo acquired a previs referencing the timing and measurement of the collapse, and the studio layered results on prime of that. The staff added secondary particles, smoke, and interactive hearth when the hearth hits the wall. For the precise collapse of the wall, Rodeo created particles, powdered snow, and water splashes because the ice falls into the ocean. Real hearth parts have been offered and colour graded to grow to be the ice dragon’s damaging blue breath.