If you’re a film nerd, you know who Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant are. That’s because between the three of them, they’ve worked on some of the biggest sci-fi films of the last 35 years including Star Wars, E.T., The Abyss, Robocop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Iron Man, and Terminator 2. So when I got to speak with the three of them to discuss their incredible work on Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, it was a bit challenging, as I could have spent all day asking them questions about dozens of films. But I only had five minutes…
During my limited time with these masters of visual effects, we talked about what they did on Jurassic Park, the 24-month pre-production schedule, what changed along the way, and what hurdles visual effects are about to overcome. In addition, with Tippett and Rosengrant working on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Tippett talked about working with director Bill Condon; Rosengrant talked about the Bella birth sequence and how they combined makeup effects on Kristen Stewart with CGI to make her look extra thin. Also, they’re using a “little bit of puppets and some hybrid effects.” Hit the jump for more.
*They talk about what they each did on the film
*They talk about the 24 month pre-production schedule and what changed along the way. They also talked about how involved Spielberg was
*What do they think special effects are about to be able to do that they haven’t done before. Muren talks about frame rate and 3D. Also, people.
*Tippett and Rosengrant talk about doing special effects on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn