WATCH: How Do They Make the Dragons in ‘Game of Thrones’?

Visual effects company Pixomondo released a video showing the painstaking process by which they create the dragons in HBO’s Game of Thrones, proving once and for all that they aren’t real. Damn it.

The video shows some of the raw footage before effects alongside the stunning completed shots, when the effects workers manage to make dragons out of nothing, or out of green-screen blobs controlled by sticks.

It’s fascinating for fans and non-fans alike, and it eats up time until season five premieres. Watch it above.

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