A Season Finale’s Dance With Dragons

By Steve Marzolf

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You’d think that settling on the look of a dragon that’s going to close the first season of your groundbreaking new HBO series might be a bit nerve-wracking. But according to ‘Game of Thrones’ creator D.B. Weiss, it’s basically just pure awesomeness. “Whose inner 12-year-old doesn’t want to build dragons from the ground up? We had some really talented people working with us to make them into a reality,” he says of working with Bluebolt, UK – the lead VFX vendor for GOT Season 1. “We started with a lot of George [R.R. Martin]’s ideas about dragons, because George has definitely spent more time thinking about dragons than anyone I’ve ever met. We put together a giant file of notes and images, then the team took those and modeled them into something organic that’s hopefully really effective for people.”

Read the full interview with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on HBO.com to hear more of their thoughts on the biggest moments of Season 1.