Building The Animatronic Dinosaurs For Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time. The story line itself is captivating but the incredible special effects are what really set this film apart. The movie was released 20 years ago in 1993 and the CGI and robotic dinosaurs still look more realistic than the majority of special effects in movies today. Stan Winston has just released 3, never before seen videos of the creation of the robotic dinosaurs from the original Jurassic Park.
Stan Winston is arguably the most famous man in the special effects world. If you haven’t heard the name, there is no doubt you have seen his work in some of the most successful movies of all time including Terminator, Jurassic Park, Aliens, Iron Man, and Avatar. Jurassic Park was the first movie to fully incorporate full sized puppets and robots along side with full digital effects. After Jurassic Park, the industry took a drastic turn towards almost total digital effects.
Stan Winston died in 2008 while he was working on Terminator Salvation and he had planned to begin working on the currently unreleased Jurassic Park IV.
Building the Raptor
Building the Dilophosaurus (Spitter)
Building the T-Rex
T-Rex rehearsal on set
If watching Stan’s team in action has gotten you all excited about the movie, you may be interested in the official “Making of Jurassic Park” video. The video is 50 minutes long but it’s well worth watching. It’s absolutely incredible to see how the dinosaurs in the movie went from being stop motion animation to some of the best computer graphics the industry has seen.