Pavel Bure wrote:What? The majority of dinos were CGI in the first.
Nope, not even close. There's actually a surprisingly small amount of CG in the movie. Think of the relatively few full-body views of the dinos..... with just a few exceptions, those represent the extent of the CG shots. If I had to guess, I'd say probably no more than perhaps 15% of the dino's screen time was CG.
You have to remember that JP represented the first time - ever - that animals had been animated using CG in a live-action film environment. So every CG shot in the film was the first time something like that had been done. And it was made effective by the blending of traditional stop-motion animation methods - as used by Phil Tippett - with digital technology really revolutionized the way movies were made, and is (imo) the reason why the CG in Jurassic Park still stands up today 20 years later whereas the CG in the Star Wars prequels largely looks like junk just 10-12 years on. Because on the earlier film, the film makers went out of their way to actually shoot a real object wherever possible and use CG only to achieve shots that were impossible to get physically. (The same can be said for the LOTR trilogy; there's a stunning amount of model work in those films, and the scale crew actually shot for something like 1,000 days to make those three films.)
Speaking of Phil Tippett, when he was hired to do JP it was expected that all of the wide dino shots that couldn't be done with animatronics would be done using stop-motion animation. After ILM showed Spielberg a test reel of dino CG, he completely rethought that plan and effectively put Tippet out of a role on the film. But they retained him to help train the CG animators, and you can see his flourishes in the finished product, with the subtle tail flicks or tongue curls. While it was the right idea to go CG for the wide shots, it was a great move to retain Tippet.
pittsoccer33 wrote:have you seen a film with dolby atmos yet tif? ill be looking forward to your report
No, not yet. Altho I think one of the (few) theaters in Los Angeles equipped with the system is the Zanuck theater on the 20th Century Fox lot where I used to work. It was fun taking an afternoon to go down for the employee screenings of current releases and library titles.
They did have an entire body (and I just wanted an excuse to post that video)
eddysnake wrote:Maybe it was the 2nd,but one of them, they had to build sets around the dinosaurs because they weighed so much
The animatronic rexes weighed like 12,000 pounds, which is a massive amount of kinetic energy to control.
Favorite parts of the JP making-of documentaries is seeing Adam Jones, the guitar player for the band Tool, working on the dino models. He was a vfx guy prior to the music thing working out, and he worked at Stan Winston Studios when the band was just getting started and releasing their first EP and LP in 92 and 93 respectively. I remember seeing an interview with Jones where he joked about all the guys at the studio giving him crap when he quit to focus on music full time.