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Next 13 Episode Names Appear on Netflix



The names of the next 13 Race to the Edge episodes are now showing up on Netflix, just a month after the first set of episodes were released. Although the episodes themselves may not show up for several more months, it's interesting to speculate about where the show might be going.

Here are the names posted for episodes 14-26:

  1. Team Astrid
  2. Night of the Hunters, Part 1
  3. Night of the Hunters, Part 2
  4. Bad Moon Rising
  5. Snotlout Gets the Axe
  6. The Zippleback Experience
  7. Snow Way Out
  8. Edge of Disaster, Part 1
  9. Edge of Disaster, Part 2
  10. Shock and Awe
  11. A Time to Skrill
  12. Maces and Talons, Part 1
  13. Maces and Talons, Part 2
 Any ideas about what's in store for Race to the Edge?
 

Ask David Jones, Dragons VFX Supervisor!


If you're interested in the behind-the-scenes process of creating an animated show, this is your chance! David Jones is responsible for many of the amazing designs and effects in Race to the Edge, in addition to making huge contributions to many live-action films.

As is usual with Berk's Grapevine interviews, all questions will be reader-submitted! If you have a question for David Jones, leave your question as a comment on this post. Then, on Tuesday, August 4, the Berk's Grapevine Dragon Scribes will select the very best questions. So think carefully about what you would like to ask him! (Hint: Requests for spoilers are normally not the best questions.)

You can read more about David Jones and his work below:

David Jones is the VFX Supervisor behind the stunning look of DreamWorks Animation Television's Dragons: Race to the Edge. His expertise and vision helped bring to life lush landscapes, complex characters and an amazing assortment of new dragons as the dragon riders soar beyond the borders of Berk.

Having worked on over a hundred movies during the last 20 years, David is probably best known for his stunning and innovative work on Black Hawk Down. However, David started his career as a shader writer, which is a very technical position that relies on a great understanding of how color and light reacts to surfaces, which is at the core of the understanding of VFX. It’s with this immense understanding, great attention to detail, combined with a fantastical imagination that propelled David to the level of VFX supervisor.

David’s vast experience both on and off set closely collaborating with directors to achieve unique and stunning visual effects for a wide variety of films, from huge block buster action movies such as Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and, Die Hard to more artistic ventures like, The Phantom of the Opera and Hairspray.

David’s career has seen him work at most of the largest VFX companies in the world. Companies such as Disney, Boss Films, Manix, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Asylum, and Riot both working in house and on the studio side. Due to David’s advanced leadership skills he has been able to supervise large shows (as many 800 plus shots) from conception through to final delivery.

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DreamWorksTV is Producing Dragons Fan Fiction



Do you write How to Train Your Dragon stories? Then you may be the next person to see their work on DreamWorksTV! In the first part of their "Fun Fiction" series, they read a story called "Astrid and the Underground Terrible Terrors" by George Valtom. Check it out!

If you had a chance to write a story for DreamWorksTV, what would you write?

Episode 2: Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2


Synopsis: Hiccup and the Dragon Riders journey to Glacier Island to find the Snow Wraith, a fearsome dragon that holds the key to the Dragon Eye's mysteries.

Check back later for screencaps and gifs from the second episode of Race to the Edge! Just like last week, you're invited to a dragon-watching and discussion party for this episode that begins at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT / 8 pm UTC. Check the sidebar countdown clock for the start time in your time zone.


A Closer Look at the Edge


In the first season of Race to the Edge, we get a chance to see what the dragon riders have built for themselves on the Dragon's Edge. However, it looks like there's a lot more coming. Check out some of these close-up images of houses and buildings that we will likely get to see more of in the second season!

The first building (above) is the Dragon's Edge clubhouse. Below is Snotlout's house with its crank, allowing Snotlout to keep his house higher than any other rider's, and the twins' house requires balloons to stay upright. Read more about the buildings of Dragon's Edge!

Episode 1: Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1


Synopsis: During their search for the escaped Dagur the Deranged, Hiccup and the Dragon Riders discover a mysterious object — one that holds their destiny.

Check back later for screencaps and gifs from the first episode of Race to the Edge! Whether you haven't seen this episode yet, or have seen it a million times by now, we're inviting you to a dragon-watching and discussion party at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT / 8 pm UTC in the Berk's Grapevine chat!



What did you think of this episode? Leave your thoughts in the comments! And remember, try to keep spoilers for future episodes to a minimum!

Razorwhips and Night Terrors


Check out this Berk's Grapevine exclusive art of the Razorwhip and Night Terror! Both of these dragons play a major role in Race to the Edge and each had their own design challenges. You can see some of the original concept art for these two dragons below!

What has been your favorite new dragon from the series?

Razorwhip


Night Terror