Monday, March 5, 2012

'An Absurdly Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Jurassic Park Dinosaur Puppets'

A painting by our very own Derek Clem. He gave this to me when
I moved  away. It's one of my most prized possessions.
As most of you know, "Jurassic Park" is my noted all-time favorite movie. It has the charm and amazement of a classic Steven Spielberg film, beautiful effects, and really interesting source material. For me, it's the perfect combination of everything I want movies to be. I can watch this movie all the time and it never gets old.

Well, as it turns out, a great piece has just surfaced at io9.com that centers around this very film. As the title states, it's an absurdly cool behind-the-scenes look at the Jurassic Park dinosaur puppets. Stan Winston was the main man behind all of these designs and creations, and the linked post is completely dedicated to his work. Unfortunately, Winston passed away back in 2008, but the impact he had on cinematic effects will never be forgotten.

In the article, not only do you get great behind-the-scenes stuff with the dinosaurs, but there's also some other videos at the bottom featuring his work from other films, including "Aliens" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence".

Check out the article and videos via the link above (or again here if you're too lazy to go back). Also, Winston's own page is a great site to check out as well - tons of cool videos on lots of different things!

The breeding of extinct reptiles aside (we get the science in the movie), I just can't figure out how they got all of those dinosaurs to cooperate so much on set...