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Watch: Game of Thrones producers reveal epic battle scene was filmed in Northern Ireland car park

The makers of Game of Thrones have revealed the epic boat battle scene which featured in the latest episode of the hit fantasy series was filmed in a car park in Northern Ireland.

Viewers were left in awe following the latest instalment of the HBO series, titled Stormborn, which culminated in a massive battle between the Greyjoys.

The sequence on screen showed hundreds of men and women fighting aboard the Silence ship, with stunning special effects adding to the drama.

However in a special behind the scenes video, the Game of Thrones producers have revealed how it was all put together.

"One of the major challenges in the boat sequence was how to sell the idea that they were at sea and were floating on water - and yet we're in a car park in Northern Ireland," revealed director Mark Mylod.

Explaining how they shot the scenes, VFX Supervisor, Joe Bauer, said: "The most challenging aspect of the sea battle is the number of shots, it's a very quick cut scene. It's fast like a machine gun.

"We had green screens 60 feet high all the way around the ship, so there isn't really a direction that the camera can face that we don't have to do something.

VFX producer, Steve Kullback, added: "The visual effects process of bringing a scene to life that doesn't really exist in a real, practical world takes a lot of creativity and imagination."

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Game of Thrones is currently airing its penultimate series on Sky Atlantic.

The Emmy Award-winning programme has been predominantly shot in Northern Ireland since 2011 - with many locations becoming huge tourist attractions for fans of the show from all over the world.

This includes the Dark Hedges in Armoy, the north coast's Ballintoy Harbour, and Tullymore Forest Park in Co Down.

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