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The Mechanical Dino Wrangler Returns VFXWorld

The Seamless Animatronics–CG Integration of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:51pm

John Nolan, a trainee 22 years ago on ‘Walking with Dinosaurs,’ returns to the world of mechanical saurians to produce 48 creatures from 12 species, including a 22-foot-high Giganotosaurus with a head the size of a transit van, in Colin Trevorrow and Universal’s latest dino epic.

ILM Will Find a Way! VFXWorld

Dinosaurs ‘R’ Us: ILM Continues Its ‘Jurassic’ Winning Streak

VFX supervisor David Vickery talks about combining old-school and brand-new techniques in the service of realism and saurian hijinks on Universal’s ‘Jurassic World Dominion,’ now playing in theaters, available from Universal Home Entertainment on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital, and coming to Peacock September 2.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Scares Up the Boogeyman in ‘A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting’

Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, the Vancouver studio designs and produces three digital monsters, known as Toadies, bringing frighteningly-good fun to Netflix’s new film, based on the Joe Ballarini’s book series.

SVOD Headline News

Cuteness Levels Over 9,000 with New ‘The Mandalorian’ Character

Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series features a mysterious infant fans have dubbed ‘Baby Yoda,’ and it’s the cutest thing since Ewoks.

Awards Headline News

MASTERSFX Earns Daytime Emmy Nod for Netflix’s ‘Aliens Ate My Homework’

Acclaimed creature FX studio co-produced and created puppets, prosthetics, animatronics and more for the Netflix feature.

Preservation Headline News

‘Cinderella,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Hair Piece’ Added to National Film Registry

Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park,’ and the independent experimental animated short film ‘Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People’ among 25 films that will be preserved by the Library of Congress.

Industrial Light & Magic VFXWorld

How ILM Blended Practical and Digital Effects for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Industrial Light & Magic animation supervisor Jance Rubinchik describes the joys of playing with dinosaurs for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.’

practical effects VFXWorld

The Animatronics Man: A Practical Take on Gustav Hoegen

Supervising Animatronics Designer with film credits including ‘Prometheus,’ and Star Wars movies ‘Rogue One,’ ‘The Force Awakens,’ ‘Solo,’ and director Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’

2016 Oscars Headline News

Academy Investigating 12 Scientific and Technical Areas for 2016 Oscars

Scientific and technical investigations include high-resolution digital motion picture cameras, motion control software, production ray-tracing & rendering technologies, real-time vector-based drawing tools, and animatronics.