In the very first episode of season seven, an 180-degree shot of Euron Greyjoy’s longship shows that simulating water is one of Mackevision’s strengths. The 36-second shot starts with a close-up of the prow with the bow waves running along its flanks.
As Tyrion and Jon Snow sail toward King’s Landing in episode seven, the play of light on the Red Keep heightens the mood of expectancy in the shot.
Looming in the background, Casterly Rock was also completely computer-generated, modeled on an actual castle in Salzburg, Austria.
Meticulous attention was paid to every last detail of these scenes. To get a better understanding of the movements of the soldiers in action and animate them more realistically, it was not unheard-of for the artists to slip into some armor themselves.
A lighthouse 200 meters tall towers over Oldtown, a city in the far southwest of Westeros. The tracking shot starts at the Hightower and ends in the narrow streets of Oldtown.
In the background is an entire city generated by computer. The shot was filmed during the day, but it actually played at night (day for night).
When Tyrion and Davos reach the shore in King’s Landing in episode five, the city walls tower majestically over the head of the bay. The walls were fully computer-animated and seamlessly integrated into the real-world setting.