Behind the Scenes of Jurassic World: Building the Apatosaurus

Writing my tips to prepare yourself to Jurassic World I was worried to not like the movie, because I kept reading bad reviews from friends and websites. I never shared my personal review, but, fortunately, I totally loved it, so i started gathering informations about the behind the scenes, because I love this kind of things (thanks, Peter Jackson!). I stumbled upon this awesome video and I thought you might enjoy it too, even if you didn’t like the movie, because this dinosaur was a masterpiece of special effects!


2 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes of Jurassic World: Building the Apatosaurus

  1. gekitsu says:

    i always love watching skilled craftspeople at work. 🙂 especially when it’s such a beautiful, hands-on compound craft as animatronics. thanks a lot, alice! i wouldn’t have watched it without your pointing me to it, because i’m team bummed about non-feathered dinos. 😉

    if you like watching good behind the scenes stuff, i can’t recommend blade runner highly enough. it’s not only a damn good film, it’s got unbelievably good visuals. i mean, it came out in 1982 and it still looks better than many things coming out today.
    you can buy the definitive version of the film (the final cut) on dvd and bluray for pretty cheap, and it comes with a 3.5 hour(!!) making-of documentary called ‘dangerous days.’ as with the animatronic in the clip you linked, it’s all very hands-on (1982!) stuff that makes you appreciate the many different craftspeople that all had a hand in the result so much more.

    also potentially interesting: have many nerdy features about making, special effects and film props. there’s a lot of videos where they build things with adam savage (from mythbusters) in his shop, or they have special effects guy frank ippolito who shows how to make different molds, how to cast in different materials etc. (and they have a regular podcast called creature geek, where effects pro frank ippolito and monster film fan len peralta interview people famous for their monster make-ups or costume effects.)

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