HBO – Game of Thrones

DIRECTOR: Angus Wall

Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and HBO felt that the show needed a map to help the audience orient themselves within the geography of George R.R. Martin’s fictional world of Westeros. What started off as a series of interstitial vignettes quickly evolved into a Da Vinci-inspired CG title sequence, a map wrapped on the inside of a sphere, each location represented as a mechanical gear-works model growing out of the ground as if hand fabricated by an ancient order of monks; at the sphere’s center a burning hot sun housed in a spherical astrolabe engraved with the history of Westeros. As the season progressed, so did the map evolve to include new locations featured in each specific episode. To that end, we ultimately created four different map paths to cover season one.