Video of the Week: Jurassic Park’s Spitter

Video of the Week: Jurassic Park’s Spitter

dennisnedry-dilophosaurus-jurassicparkObviously my love of film equates to a love of technology, and the technological trickery behind some of motion pictures greatest illusions. It’s been twenty years since Spielberg brought to life the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, and, regardless of its age, the film still stands up to today’s standards. Little known fact, despite its title, the film only contains about 15 minutes of dinosaurs. 6 minutes are the CGI creations from Industrial Light and Magic, and 9 minutes are puppets from Stan Winston’s studio. Below is a great look into how they created the Dilophosaurus. There are spoilers, but if you haven’t seen Jurassic Park by now, well, you’re missing out.

Johnston Talks “Jurassic” 4

Director Joe Johnston spoke with Aint it Cool News about the status of “Jurassic Park 4.”  He said that an “great” idea is in place and that he is interested in being part of the project.  “It’s nothing like the first three.,” says Johnston.  “It sort of takes the franchise off in a completely different direction, which is the only way I would want to get involved.”  Johnston said the idea is not another ‘people trapped on an island of dinosaurs,’ movie and that this idea could be spun into a trilogy of its own.

Stan Winston Dead At Age 62

Stan Winston Dead At Age 62

Stan WinstonStan Winston, best known for his special effects work in such films as ‘Aliens’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ has died at the age of 62.  Winston died yesterday after a long bout with multiple melanoma. [Read more…]