The ending of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is perfect: The tension, the staging and the turn of the Tyrannosaurus Rex from villain to hero, complete with the falling banner. It's so good it seems impossible it could have been handled differently -- but history tells us it originally was.
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Like creating the Holochess set in Star Wars, for example.
Phil Tippett is a visual effects veteran, with a career that has taken him from stop-motion animation production on Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope to digital animation in Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens. During the 28 years in between his career has included consulting on creative effects for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, designing characters and supervising animation for The Spiderwick Chronicles and of course, being the dinosaur supervisor on Jurassic Park.
We spoke with the film industry legend about how advances in technology over the last three decades have changed the way he works, and what he believes the future holds.