Moments That Changed The Movies – Jurrasic Park

Today I watched this short documentary about how Jurassic Park became the landmark moment in the history of CGI:

It reminded me of this series of videos looking back at how Stan Winston Studios built the practical t-rex:

Although Jurassic Park broke ground with it’s use of CGI it is important to remember that it had a lot more particle effects and it’s success was down to how well the two techniques worked together.

There are a lot of other interesting discussions and facts about the VFX and special FX in the FXGuide podcast, The VFX Show #87: Jurassic Park.

I watch Jurassic Park again recently and it is amazing how well the whole movie still holds up after 20 years.