There was a lot less CGI than you’d think!
Game of Thrones has released a behind-the-scenes video of the “Battle of the Bastards,” and it’s full of interesting facts.
That was an actual wall of cavalry charging at Kit Harington (Jon Snow), not CGI.
Production used 40 horses to film that shot, and they actually charged straight at Harington, stopping at the last second. “We’re a bit annoyed because I think everyone’s going to think it was CGI,” Harington said, “but it wasn’t.”
The horse master, Camilla Naprous, says this was the most responsibility she’s ever had on set with 80 horses total.
Camilla had been bugging the showrunners and asking for more responsibility, as most of the horse work in recent seasons had just been people “trotting around.” She definitely got her wish with this episode.
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