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The Evolution of Game of Thrones’ Dragons with Pixomondo

The Evolution of Game of Thrones’ Dragons with Pixomondo


Thursday, August 1st, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


On August 1st, step back into Westeros with acclaimed visual effects studio Pixomondo as they recount their eight-year quest to "raise" Game of Thrones’ dragons from hatchlings to ferocious protectors.


Discover the all of the work it took in bringing the dragons to life—including behind-the-scenes looks at previsualization, animation, matte painting, visual effects, and more! Originally tasked with creating the dragons and then helping them grow and evolve throughout years, the team at Pixomondo took inspiration from chickens, geese, bats, dogs, and even themselves to make sure there was always a connection to reality.


Leap into the world of Game of Thrones and join us on a journey through seven seasons for this amazing dragon retrospective!


Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP and arrive in good time to secure a place in line. Attendee check-in will open at approximately 6:30 PM and a valid Eventbrite RSVP will be required to get an event wristband. Admission is first-come first-served and a wristband does not guarantee entry. This event will not be live streamed.


Attendees are welcome to join a guided tour of Gnomon before the event. Please contact outreach@gnomon.edu for more information and to reserve a time.

Gnomon School of VFX's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.

Guest Speakers

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Sven Martin
CCO of Pixomondo Frankfurt & Visual Effects Supervisor

Sven Martin joined Pixomondo Frankfurt in 2008, where he is now the CCO and a visual effects supervisor. Since joining the studio, Sven has implemented a strong creature/character animation pipeline. His work on the HBO series Game of Thrones has earned the title “Father of Dragons,” as well as two VES Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Sven’s Additional credits include titles such as Justice League, Bridge of Spies, Star Trek Into Darkness, Iron Man 2, Sucker Punch, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games, and Hugo.