When I was growing up in the 1990's, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park took movies to a whole new level for me. Dinosaurs were brought to life on the big screen like we had never seen them before. They were created using a mix of animatronics and CGI effects. I had never seen Dinosaurs so close to being so real before! It was so damn cool! The man that helped make that happen was special effects legend Stan Winston, and we have some great behind the scenes footage from the Jurassic Park films that are pretty freakin awesome. They show off the massively fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as the stealthy sleekness of the Raptors and more.
Thanks to Stan Winston School for sending us a link to these videos! Watch them below and share what you felt when you first saw Jurassic Park.
In this Jurassic Park T-Rex rehearsal footage, Stan Winston's live-action dinosaur effects team puppeteers the full-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex animatronics as a warm up before shooting the unforgettable "Main Road Attack" scene in JP 1.
Raptor test footage from Jurrasic Park: The Lost World.
Stan Winston Studios "Compy" hop test from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, SWS puppeteers rehearse the rod puppet Compsognathus in preparation for filming the scene with Steven Spielberg on The Lost World set.
In this Jurassic Park III rehearsal footage, Stan Winston's live-action dinosaur effects team runs (literally) an upper torso Raptor puppet through its paces in Balboa Park, near the Stan Winston Studio.
In this JURASSIC PARK 3 special effects behind-the-scenes video from the Stan Winston Studio archives, special character effects artists test the Pteranodon suit used in the movie.