Newly Revealed JURASSIC PARK Dinosaur Test Footage from Stan Winston Studios

The Stan Winston School of Character Arts has released five videos showing behind the scenes footage from the popular science fiction trilogy, including animatronic and puppeteer work, as part of their creature effects lesson plans.


In 1972 Stan Winston established Stan Winston Studio. Corralling some of the finest designers, engineers, sculptors, painters, machinists and technicians, the work that came out of the Stan Winston Studio was, from the start, widely recognized as the state-of-the-art in character creation. Over the years, the studio grew from a room in Stan’s garage to a fully-staffed workshop of hundreds of artists, all working to give filmmakers something that exceeded their wildest imaginings.

Always eager to embrace new technologies, Stan Winston helped pioneer the digital revolution including co-founding Digital Domain alongside James Cameron and former ILM boss, Scott Ross.

Integrating emerging techniques such as motion capture, and CGI enhancement, Stan Winston Studio came to be associated with cross-platform and Hybrid CG/Practical character creation for all visual arts venues. Stan’s core team continues his legacy into the new century with Legacy Effects, where a new name, a new building and new projects and challenges continue to keep the spirit of Stan and his studio alive.

Click HERE to learn more about the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, including how to enroll in specialized distance learning courses.

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