Just try to get through this video on the evolution of the Jurassic Park raptor suit without grinning like a dino-loving idiot

Some special effects are so amazing that even watching them come together inspires awe and wonder. This video, narrated by Stan Winston Studios visual effects supervisor John Rosengrant, highlights just how amazing the Jurassic Park raptor effects were. It takes us from the sculpture of a man inside a raptor suit… » 10/20/12 3:00pm 10/20/12 3:00pm

Career in Creatures: A Stan Winston Art Retrospective

Click to viewWith the sad news earlier this week that special effects master Stan Winston had died, Hollywood lost one of its master creature-makers. Though Winston's studio did do some digital effects, Winston may have been one of the last great artists of the animatronic. With the help of a huge group of artists,… » 6/19/08 7:00am 6/19/08 7:00am

Stan Winston, Special Effects Master, RIP

Ain't It Cool is reporting that Stan Winston, the Academy Award winning special effects artist who worked on the Terminator, Predator and Aliens movies, has died. According to the site, Winston, who had won Oscars for his work on Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park, passed away early last night from… » 6/16/08 12:00pm 6/16/08 12:00pm