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WITH RICK CARTER, DENNIS MUREN, WILLIAM SHERAK, PHIL TIPPETT AND OTHER GUESTS
MODERATED BY VARIETY TECH COLUMNIST DAVID S. COHEN
“This is not science fiction; it’s science eventuality.” – director Steven Spielberg
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking classic, The Academy presents a special pre-release screening of "Jurassic Park 3D" and an onstage discussion with members of the crew.
The film is based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, which Spielberg described as “one of the most genius combinations of science and imagination I had ever witnessed.” The action takes place on the fictional Isla Nublar, where John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has developed a spectacular amusement park inhabited by cloned dinosaurs. Sam Neill stars as Dr. Alan Grant, a renowned paleontologist who is asked to inspect the park; Laura Dern is his colleague, Dr. Ellie Sattler; and Jeff Goldblum is the mathematician who uses Chaos Theory to explain the dangers of the project.
A 1993 Oscar winner for Sound, Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects, “Jurassic Park’s” creative teams brought the film’s groundbreaking dinosaur creatures to life. Still considered a benchmark for its use of computer-generated imagery, “Jurassic Park” changed moviemaking forever by utilizing technology that bridged the transition from stopmotion photography to CG animation in motion pictures.
Several key members of the film’s crew will gather for an onstage discussion of the role motion picture science and technology played in shaping “Jurassic Park.” Scheduled panelists include production designer Rick Carter, visual effects artists Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett and William Sherak, president of Stereo D, the company that converted the film to 3D.
Academy Award winner: Sound (Gary Summers, Gary Rydstrom, Shawn Murphy, Ron Judkins), Sound Effects Editing (Rydstrom, Richard Hymns), Visual Effects (Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, Michael Lantieri)