Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Phil Tippett: Oscar-Winning Hollywood Animator Behind Star Wars & Jurassic Park

My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park

Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from 'Star Wars: A New Hope', to pioneering stop-motion techniques used throughout 'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi', to seamlessly merging practical animation and CGI in Jurassic Park and beyond.

In 'My Life in Monsters', VICE chronicles Tippett's legendary life work, illustrating the process behind his greatest creations, the emotional hardships of transitioning into Hollywood's digital revolution, and completing his return-to-form, stop-motion opus with the brutal, dystopian 'Mad God'.

“The Phil Tippett Legacy”

    Phil Tippett
    Movie director
    Phil Tippett is an American movie director and a visual effects supervisor and producer, who specializes in creature design and character animation. — Wikipedia

See How the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Stop-Motion Sequence Was Created — Slash Films

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