Thread: FX Guru Stan Winston Has Died

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    He must have kept his cancer battle secret. Because that was the first time I heard of it.
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    Man, another great person in the film business gone. I remember being so facinated by the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park as a kid (not as overly facinated as timbox129, mind you) and didn't know at the time that they were from his own creative mind. Iron Man was actually the last film that he's worked on so it should probably be honored in his memory when people see it just as The Dark Knight will be for Heath Ledger.
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    Quote by timbox129
    I do not know. I deny saying or wishing that his empire will go bankrupt. Everyone, especially you, DebrisStorm, It is no one's fault. The Great Circle of Life has already begun and is still up and running.

    Repeat after me. The Great Circle of Life is still up and running.

    Life will find a way, even if the Circle of Life is still up and running.

    What is your major malfunction?
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    Quote by Jason43
    Quote by timbox129
    I do not know. I deny saying or wishing that his empire will go bankrupt. Everyone, especially you, DebrisStorm, It is no one's fault. The Great Circle of Life has already begun and is still up and running.

    Repeat after me. The Great Circle of Life is still up and running.

    Life will find a way, even if the Circle of Life is still up and running.

    What is your major malfunction?


    Well, my experience on the internet. Well, everyone on the internet is getting me on my nerves. But anyway, I like Weta Workshop/Weta Digital's works, Industrial Light and Magic's works, Phil Tippett's works, Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen's works and even Stan Winston's works although he's now dead, like this public forum thread is about!

    My major malfunction is the way I post on the Internet, but that's okay. Some people on the internet were nice to me.
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    that does not make any sence to me
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    Well, My mistake. Sorry. Anyway, Too bad we lost Stan Winston, which is sad to us.
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    it's ok dude
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    These people are dying too young WTF!
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    wow, a great special effect genius, he will be missed
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    Can u picture that - Th
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    Quote by Captain_Howdy
    The beginning of the end for special effects as we know it.


    well at least we still have rick baker and Tom Savini
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    Can u picture that - Th
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    The beginning of the end for special effects as we know it. Time for CG to completely butt-fuck the film industry.
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    R.I.P Stan, you will be missed
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    I miss him already! He's one the finest special effects wizards ever grace the movie screens. The main reason why the word "excitement" have begging the audience for, now the "magic" is gone!
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    Yes there's still Dick Smith, Tom Savini and Rick Baker around. Do you think animatronics and puppets are more realistic then CGI?
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    Quote by Greengoblin

    Do you think animatronics and puppets are more realistic then CGI?


    If they're done right, than absolutely. Of course, there is stuff that you could never possibly do with animatronics that you can do with CGI...but animatronics and puppets can look very real, while CGI is obviously fake most of the time. Take Yoda from Empire Strikes Back and compare him to the CGI Yoda in the prequels. Yeah, the CGI Yoda could jump around and do flips in the air...but the puppet Yoda had a realism to him that the CGI Yoda could never have.
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    Quote by retromaniac
    Quote by Greengoblin

    Do you think animatronics and puppets are more realistic then CGI?


    If they're done right, than absolutely. Of course, there is stuff that you could never possibly do with animatronics that you can do with CGI...but animatronics and puppets can look very real, while CGI is obviously fake most of the time. Take Yoda from Empire Strikes Back and compare him to the CGI Yoda in the prequels. Yeah, the CGI Yoda could jump around and do flips in the air...but the puppet Yoda had a realism to him that the CGI Yoda could never have.


    Its all about craftsmanship. Henson's Workshop is one of the masters in that area. Stan Winston Studios made you feel like a Terminator COULD be real.
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