Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant Talk JURASSIC PARK and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN

     October 23, 2011

Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant Jurassic Park interview slice

If you’re a film nerd, you know who Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant are.  That’s because between the three of them, they’ve worked on some of the biggest sci-fi films of the last 35 years including Star Wars, E.T., The Abyss, Robocop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Iron Man, and Terminator 2.  So when I got to speak with the three of them to discuss their incredible work on Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, it was a bit challenging, as I could have spent all day asking them questions about dozens of films.  But I only had five minutes…

During my limited time with these masters of visual effects, we talked about what they did on Jurassic Park, the 24-month pre-production schedule, what changed along the way, and what hurdles visual effects are about to overcome.  In addition, with Tippett and Rosengrant working on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,  Tippett talked about working with director Bill Condon; Rosengrant talked about the Bella birth sequence and how they combined makeup effects on Kristen Stewart with CGI to make her look extra thin.  Also, they’re using a “little bit of puppets and some hybrid effects.”  Hit the jump for more.

Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant

  • They talk about what they each did on the film
  • They talk about the 24 month pre-production schedule and what changed along the way. They also talked about how involved Spielberg was
  • What do they think special effects are about to be able to do that they haven’t done before. Muren talks about frame rate and 3D.  Also, people.
  • Tippett and Rosengrant talk about doing special effects on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

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