Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dinosaur Animatronics - UPDATE





This is apparently stuff made for a live Walking With Dinosaurs show, now I know on stage you can see the method of motion in a lot of cases, but if they used these in a movie and used the same sort of techniques they used in Pan's Labyrinth for Pan, where they digitally removed the section of the actors legs that were visible then these would look pretty real, they also used a similar technique in The Phantom Menace to hide the operator who was working C3-PO. I think traditional techniques like these work so much better now that digital FX can enhance them.

9 comments:

Moonwatcher said...

Hey they're pretty cool.

crookymike said...

Thank God there are still people who don't think CGI can do it all. They look fantastic

allen said...

From the last shot, the lighting and the fact that the floor mechanics are covered in black, it appears to be for a stage show...

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Now THAT'S magic.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Was Paul Daniels there ?

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Allen yeah it does look like a stage show, very elaborate work. Just imagine seeing that Triceratops walking through the woods if you couldn't see the rig moving it ! :)

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Walking with Dinosaurs is just plain wrong.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I loved the Dino's in those Beeb shows but hate the format !! The Space Odyssey thing the Beeb did was the same.

moif said...

First few mins, I didn't even notice the guy operating them at all!

How long before they're operated without a guy between their legs I wonder? ...like Predator drones.

Those things loked 80% realistic. Only the tails were a bit too stiff.