Monday, September 3, 2012


Jurassic Park
1. Introduction
2.       Background Information

directed by Steven Spielberg
Based on Jurassic Park  by Michael Crichton  
The film released in 1993
Spielberg influenced by 1933 Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong
3.       Major visual effects roles
a.       Stan Winston –animatronic dinosaurs
                                                               i.      Visual Effects supervisor, make-up artist and film director
b.      Phil Tippett – go motion dinosaurs
                                                               i.      Movie director visual effects supervisor and producer
c.       Michael Lantieri – supervisor for on-set effects
                                                               i.      Special effects supervisor, director of Komodo
d.      Dennis Muren – digital compositor
                                                               i.      Special effects artist, worked with Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Geroge Lucas, 8 Oscars for Best Visual Effects
4.       Ground breaking
a.       Dinosaur Input Device (DID)
                                                               i.      Bridge the gap between computer animation & movable miniature
b.      Animators
                                                               i.      Studied the nature animals along paleontologist to get the best result
5.       Influences
a.       66th Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects
b.      Stanly Kubrick, director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, contacted Spielberg to direct A.I.
c.       Stan Winston joined director James Cameron to form Digital Domain
6.       Conclusion