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CGI and the Fall of the Ice Wall

How does CGI shape the way stories are told? Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa shares how he pulled off what is probably the most iconic scene in the entire series: the moment when the mythic ice wall came crashing down.

He breaks down the process that began with a line on a page and ended in 12 minutes of computer-produced epic drama. It took months of planning and some impressive tricks and techniques from the computer graphics team.

Jeremy talks about how he learned to work with CGI directing shows like Rome and Boardwalk Empire and how CGI has fundamentally changed the TV and movie industry.

Thank you to Warner Bros. Discovery for permission to use clips from Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones is streaming on HBO Max.