Special Effects Visionary Stan Winson dies

In In Memoriam by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

I didn’t mean to post about yet another death, but this is a man that has had some effect on most of us, even if we never knew his name.

Stan Winston is a man that won multiple visual effects Oscars. He created animatronic dinosaurs to compliment the digitally-animated dinosaurs of 1993’s Jurassic Park. He also won awards for his work on 1986’s Aliens and 1992’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Steven Spielberg, who worked with Winston on several films, said in a statement “Stan was a fearless and courageous artist/inventor and for many projects, I rode his cutting edge from teddy bears to aliens to dinosaurs. My world would not have been the same without Stan. What I will miss most is his easy laugh every time he said to me, “Nothing is impossible.” “

With computer animated effects being so good now, with photorealistic characters like The Lord of the Rings’ character Gollum. It’s almost too easy to forget how much the dinosaurs wowed the world when Jurassic Park hit cinemas in 1993. People were seeing the film and getting right back in line to see it again. It was a turning point in the history of film, and Stan Winston and his team were a big part of that success.

He passed away on Sunday evening, surrounded by family, after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

I am the Director of Multimedia at ProTrainings, as well as the primary blogger here. I take care of the video editing, graphic design and corporate branding that you see on every video and every page on this site, as well as at ProCPR®, ProFirstAid®, ProBloodborne, StudentCPR, etc. My work is literally everywhere that ProTrainings goes. I also handle our Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us there, if you use twitter! You can be sure that I’m not just an average joe writing this blog, but one of the founders of the company.

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