The Visual Effects of 'Jurassic Park' & How They Changed the Movies
Not too long ago, we featured a cool original short from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following around comedian and cinephile Patton Oswalt as he picked a film from their archives to privately screen at The New Beverly. Now The Academy Originals are back with a cool new short that focuses on "Moments That Changed the Movies," and this particular installment focuses on the visual effects of Jurassic Park that were used to bring dinosaurs back to life. After 20 years, these are still some of the most impressive and convincing effects ever seen, and this short shows how they changed movies forever.
Here's Moments That Changed The Movies: Jurassic Park from The Academy:
It's so cool to hear about the moment that producers like Kathleen Kennedy and creature and make-up effects designer Stan Winston saw what visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren witnessed that first digital effects test of the Tyrannosaurs Rex walking through an open landscape. Plus, it's awesome to actually see that test footage along with some other retro behind-the-scenes footage. Jurassic Park was absolutely a game changer when it comes to summer blockbusters and also how the movies take us to worlds we've never seen with creatures and characters we've never seen in such an unprecedented way. Awesome?