Thursday, February 12, 2009

AT-ATs, Taun Tauns, and Robocops

here's a look at Phil Tippett, the guy who did many stop motion effects for the Star Wars series, Robocop, and Dragonslayer amongst others, when he still did stop-motion

his company mostly went to computer effects after Jurassic Park, most recently working on Cloverfield, The Golden Compass, and the Starship Troopers series. its fun to see the now-considered archaic use of surface gauges with the influx of cheap and easy frame grabbers. Ray Harryhausen used to swear by them.

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