I happened to be listening to some music tonight and the Jurassic Park score came on. It made me think back to why I signed up for this game in the first place - the love of that film. Not as much of a fan of the more recent ones honestly, but never mind…
I was fortunate enough to have met and worked with some of the people who had been on the original film. I had posted some of these before, but was feeling old and nostalgic after hearing the theme song, so I thought I would post some of these photos from Phil Tippett’s place again. As many of you probably know, JP was gong to use stop-motion dinosaurs before Steve “The Spaz” Williams showed his digital T-Rex tests. These are some of the original models. They were later used to provide digital input for the 3D CGI models.
I hope that you enjoy the dinos, everyone!
Phil also did Starship Troopers, Robocop 2, Twilight, and many other films. And yes, it was Lucasfilm who originally introduced the idea of ‘boosts.’ Okay, no… I just made that last part up.
Here are some of the very early tests. And before you say “wow, those are terrible,” remember that Phil had just finished using go-motion to make Dragonslayer, which was awesome.