June 1993 Tropical Storm (S/F)

The June 1993 Tropical cyclone was a storm that hit the island of Isla Nublar on June 11th. This occurred during the Isla Nublar Incident.

The Jurassic Park Staff wasstorm2 first notified of the tropical storm while the guided vehicular tour was starting. In a phone call from the National Weather Service game warden Robert Muldoon was told that the storm was 75 miles west of Isla Nublar. At that time it was not yet certain whether the storm would hit the island; previous storms had passed south of the island.

As the tour progressed, the staff kept a close eye on the storm, which was getting closer to the island. When the tour halted near a sick Triceratops thunder could be heard in the background, signaling that the storm was getting close. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service informed the Isla Nublar staff that the storm was still headed for Isla Nublar and had not dissipated. The cyclone now had a maximum sustained wind of 45 knots, making it a tropical storm. Not wanting to run any unnecessary risks, Ray Arnold advised Hammond to cut the tour short and continue the next day. The tour cars were sent back to the Visitor Center.

storm1While the cars were headed back for the Visitors’ Center, the storm struck the island. In addition to rain and heavy wind, the storm also brought with it giant waves that crashed into the breakwater and Isla Nublar shores.

Because the boat was not well-berthed, it was forced to depart as the storm struck the island.

 

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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk (S/F)

The Black Hawk helicopter is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium lift utility helicopter manufactured in the 1970s by Sikorsky Aircraft. The UH-60A entered military service in 1979 after the Army tested it in a program in 1976 and replaced the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the army’s choice tactical transport helicopter. Improved utility variants of the UH-60 exist and have been developed for a wide range of use. The UH-60 is also used by the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard in addition to the U.S. Army’s use.

The helicopter was used in 2001 to rescue Dr. Alan Grant, Billy Brennan, Paul, Amanda, and Eric Kirby from Isla Sorna, InGen‘s abandoned Site B facility.

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Isla Sorna: Site B (CB-Topps)

islasornacomicIsla Sorna was InGen‘s Site B facility located 200 miles off the coast of Costa Rica and served as the factory floor for the park on Isla Nublar.

History

Not much is known about the early history of Isla Sorna, save for the fact it was InGen’s factory floor for the park. Peter Ludlow, John Hammond‘s nephew, uses the opportunity of an accident that happened on Isla Sorna to a little girl (Cathy Bowman) to take control of the inGen board and company from his uncle. Ludlow promises to finish JP: San Diego by taking a team to Isla Sorna to capture dinosaurs. Ian Malcolm is summoned to lead an expedition to Isla Sorna, where he finds out Sarah Harding, his girlfriend, is already there on Site B. Ian Malcolm and his team arrive in time to save Sarah from a herd of angry Stegosaurs. Unfortunately, Ian discovers that his daughter, Kelly, has stowed away to the island, and he wants to find a way off the island only to see Ludlow’s team arrive on Site B to begin their harvest. As Ian and his team watch the hunters helplessly, Roland Tembo begins his quest to trap a male T.rex, his fee. Everything seems to be going well for the inGen Hunter team until Nick Van Owen launches a daring plan to free the dinosaurs. As the Hunter Camp is in chaos, Nick stumbles upon the Baby Rex that Roland abducted, after Ludlow unwittingly broke the animal’s leg. Nick takes the Baby Rex back to the RV to have it’s broken leg mended, but mother and father Rex show up and want their baby back. Both the hunter’s camp, from the rampaging herbivores, and the gatherer’s camps are destroyed, from the angry Tyrannosaurs. Both groups agree to set aside their philosophical differences and try to make way to the town to summon help to escape Isla Sorna. The tyrannosaurs followed the group and had ambushed the camp; however, Roland Tembo launched a daring plan to tranquilize the male Rex. As the hunters and gatherer team scatters they unwittingly venture into Velociraptor territory, through the Long Grass, to go to the town to call for help. Nick makes it to the call and every one is rescued, but inGen takes their prize back to San Diego only to discover keeping it was the worse idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas, and Ludlow pays the price.

Fauna

Dinosaurs

  1. Compsognathus triassicus (*)
  2. Stegosaurus stenops (?)
  3. Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis “gigas” (*)
  4. Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus (Identified as Carinthosaurus by Roland)
  5. Gallimimus bullatus
  6. Triceratops horridus
  7. Tyrannosaurus rex
  8. Camarasaurus supremus (?)
  9. Unknown Heterodontosaurid (?)
  10. Pteranodon sternbergi
  11. Velociraptor “antirrhopus”
  12. Unknown Flying Reptile (Quetzalcoatlus ?)

Non-Dinosaur

  1. Large Centipedes

Notable Locations

  1. Cathy’s Beach
  2. Gatherer’s Camp
  3. Game Trail
  4. Stegosaurus Herd Attack
  5. Hunter’s Camp
  6. Rex Nest
  7. Velociraptor Field
  8. Temporary Base Camp
  9. InGen Town (Operations Center)
  10. Airfield

 

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BioSyn Personnel (CB-Topps)

BioSyn had several employees under their payroll and was in direct conflict with InGen commonly. The CEO of BioSyn was Steingarten. Employees of BioSyn included Raul LopezSonya Durant, and Dodgson. BioSyn had industrial espionage teams in North and Central America that sometimes broke into other company’s facilities to steal research and data. BioSyn even had a contact on Isla Nublar‘s Dock on the boat waiting for Dennis Nedry to deliver the stolen embryos. When BioSyn discovered the Raptors in South America they dispatched Dr. LaDonna Belvedere, Dr. Jeremiah Fischer, a construction team and helicopter pilots to round up the Raptors and create their own park with the Raptors alone as their sole occupants.

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InGen – International Genetic Technologies (CB-Topps)

International Genetic Technologies was founded by John Hammond and later taken control of by Peter Ludlow. InGen originally constructed their park in San Diego before John Hammond relocated to Isla Nublar. Research into cloning prehistoric animals was conducted on Isla Sorna, but evidence indicates that much of that research after it was refined relocated to Isla Nublar’s facilities as Nublar has more species than Sorna. InGen eventually experienced financial turmoil following the Isla Nublar Incident and the military taking control of the island. Eventually Hammond becomes suspicious of the military’s intentions and sends a team back to Isla Nublar to uncover the truth. All is known is it was regarding the green flame, no indication what the green flame was either. InGen also frequently got into skirmishes with BioSyn, who wanted to steal InGen’s knowledge about cloning dinosaurs for their own fate. By the time of the San Diego Incident, BioSyn had disappeared from the public eye and InGen was on the verge of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Jurassic Park/InGen Personnel (CB-Topps)

InGen employed numerous personnel for the Jurassic Park project on Isla Nublar. Ranging from construction crews for building the park, geneticists and other scientists such as Henry WuAbby Nakajima, Derek Hoyle and Dr. Gustavus in charge of cloning the dinosaurs, veterinarians such as Gerry Harding, computer technicians such as Dennis Nedry and Ray Arnold responsible for operating the park’s control systems, security forces lead by Robert Muldoon, Helicopter pilots for bringing visitors to the island, to gas-powered Jeep drivers that probably served the purpose of also being tour guides and guest relations that would welcome investors and other visitors to the island. The staff is shown to be made up of diverse people. No definite number of personnel is known though.

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Hurricane Avila and Bianca (CB-Topps)

Avila was the first hurricane of the season in the years before Isla Nublar’s facilities were completed. It formed in the Atlantic and had a chance of combining with Hurricane Bianca that was forming in the Pacific and struck Isla Nublar. Bianca causes a tree holding Dilophosaurus eggs to wash from Isla Nublar to the Costa Rican mainland

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Isla Nublar: Jurassic Park (CB-Topps)

Isla Nublar was purchased by InGen from Costa Rica and was located 120 miles off the west coast of the country in the Pacific Ocean. Prior to the acquisition of the island by InGen, Isla Nublar was also known as “Cloud Island”, “Cretaceous County”, “DinoDisneyLand”, and “Mesozoic Metropolis”.

History

Prior to the construction of the park Donald Gennaro was invited to the island by John Hammond to a presentation and to be introduced to park’s first inhabitant, a Tyrannosaurus.  Many months later, Dennis Nedry is hired by John Hammond to develop the computer systems of Jurassic Park. After an altercation with Hammond over finances, Nedry makes a call to a representative of BioSyn to work on his plans of wealth. Somewhere between the months of construction and the fateful on-site inspection Hurricane Bianca hits the island and causes the removal of Dilophosaurus eggs for an incident in Costa Rica. Presumably after the incident on the mainland a Chinese investor, his daughter, and a pet ferret comes to the island for an inspection. The dinosaurs behave erratically and the situation is monitored and controlled by the park staff. The end result is the investor is pleased with the progress the park is making in its construction.  Shortly after this another incident happens at the park this time involving rats chewing on the power cables. The incident involved the Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus, which Robert Muldoon resolved with only the loss of life of scientist Murillo due to a fatal jeep crash and a Stegosaurus the Tyrannosaurus attacked. Eventually, and many months later, after a fatal accident involving a workman with the Velociraptor a halt to construction of the island is issued by Gennaro and InGen’s investors for an on-site safety inspection for a group of scientists to endorse or denounce the park. Drs. Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm are invited to the island by Donald Gennaro. Hammond also invites his two grandchildren, Lex and Tim along as well. The inspection itself was interrupted by Dennis Nedry as he sabotaged the park’s security systems and stole viable embryos for Dodgson and BioSyn. As the Tyrannosaur escapes from the paddock, and Grant and the kids escape it’s rampage, Dr. Ian Malcolm becomes injured, and Donald Gennaro dies. Ray Arnold, the park’s operations manager, is tasked with powering the systems back online, but soon falls prey to Velociraptors, while Ellie Sattler powers the park back online. The mainland is contacted and the survivors; Grant, Hammond, Lex, Tim, Ellie, and Malcolm, escape the island with their lives. Meanwhile, Abby and Derek, two researchers to the Jurassic Park project stumble upon sinister experiments after Abby swipes the briefcase of Dr. Gustavus, whom was making unsanctioned clones unknown to InGen and the rest of the scientists at Jurassic Park to suit his own mad scientist dreams of hyper-intelligent dinosaurs. Abby and Derek make the mistake of getting too close to Dr. Gustavus’s experiments of enhancing the intelligence of the dinosaurs and to speed up the evolution of the dinosaurs through artificial means. Unfortunately for Dr. Gustavus, his own creations are too smart for him and get the best of him in the end along with a crafty full-grown Dilophosaurus. Abby and Derek manage to escape in the aftermath of the situation.

Aftermath

Three days after the events of the catastrophic shut down of Isla Nublar the United States Army has claimed Isla Nublar for it’s own to clean it up. Alan and Ellie have been hired by the United States Army to work as advisors while Malcolm recovers in the hospital. Hammond has taken Lex and Tim back to his estate.  Alan and Ellie are eventually captured by a hunter known as George Lawala as well as some Velociraptors. Both of which are transported to the mainland. After the Raptors escape into the wild they are temporarily captured again by BioSyn agents who want to and begin construction of their own park by trapping the Raptors in the Colombian Rainforest. Eventually the Raptor family escapes confinement and disappear into the jungle never to be heard from again. During these events, Abby and Derek return to Isla Nublar to assist in the military clean-up of the island and to serve as consultants/experts. Things are going well after Abby and Derek catch two Army Pilots snapping pictures of dinosaurs, which is in violation of the agreement they had to sign. Unfortunately for Abby the camera gets planted into her belongings and they throw her off the island, Derek unfortunately cannot plead for Abby’s innocence. Abby discovers them in a mail bag after the two pilots responsible taunt her as they’re taking her off the island. Abby throws the mail bag and the helicopter lands, and the pilots attempt to kill Abby, but Abby reacts by beating them and escaping so she and Derek can prove her innocence. The race is on for Abby and Derek to find the mail bag that will prove her innocence as the two men caught taking the photos return to General West to tell him what happened. General West, disbelieving of the men, begins his own search for Abby and Derek, while the two would-be photographers begin their own private search. When Derek and Abby find the bag, it is discovered that General West still does not believe Abby and Abby is forced to leave the island until after General West calls a Mr. Kupla, part of the “Weekly World” news paper and verifies the claim Abby had made. Abby is then cleared and allowed to stay on as a consultant.

Many months later, when an army soldier is found by a group of Fisherman off the coast of Isla Nublar John Hammond recruits Ellie, Grant, Muldoon, and his aide Edgar to head to Isla Nublar to research claims of a mysterious Green Flame. Edgar and his team, consisting of Robert Muldoon, Alan Grant, and Ellie Sattler, continue investigating Isla Nublar and come across two BioSyn members, Sonya Durant and Raul Lopez who share the same goals as Edgar’s team. After a Cearadactylus and army attack both teams suspicions have been confirmed about Isla Nublar and they agree to help each other. Edgar, Alan, Ellie, Muldoon, Sonya, and Raul make their way across Isla Nublar to find more answers about the mysterious green flame but soon discover they are being hunted by the Tyrannosaurus on the island. After wounding the Rex when it attacked Sonya they make their escape across a river. After Alan, Ellie, Muldoon, and Raul escape from the raft they are soon captured by the army. Eluding capture Sonya and Edgar hatch a plan to break into the top secret base established by the Mercenaries posing as members of the US Military to free Alan, Ellie, Muldoon, and Raul. They escape thanks to Edgar and Sonya’s efforts, but Raul is already dead, unfortunately. While the Rex and the military chases the group they become separated again and Edgar believes Sonya saw something in the Military Compound and threatens to kill her if she doesn’t tell him what the secret to the Green Flame is. She doesn’t know anything and Edgar kills her anyway believing her to not be telling the truth. The remaining members of the group, Alan, Muldoon, Ellie, and Edgar return to Hammond’s Submarine discovering the US Soldiers aren’t US Soldier and are in fact mercenaries pretending to be soldiers, but with no answers to what the Green Flame exactly is.

Eventually, enough time passes with no clear resolution to what the Green Flame was or what the military was up to, Peter Ludlow reveals that Muldoon dies and Isla Nublar is deconstructed and disposed of and InGen pays a hefty sum for it leading them to be on the verge of Chapter 11.

Fauna

Species List – Official

  1. Tyrannosaurus rex
  2. Triceratops horridus
  3. Velociraptor “antirrhopus”
  4. Brachiosaurus brancai
  5. Stegosaurus stenops (?)
  6. Apatosaurus excelsus
  7. Dilophosaurus “venenifer”
  8. Gallimimus bullatus
  9. Parasaurolophus walkeri
  10. Cearadactylus atrox
  11. Procompsognathus triassicus
  12. Corythosaurus casuarius
  13. Saurolophus osborni
  14. Archaeopteryx lithographica
  15. Elaphrosaurus bambergi
  16. Ouranosaurus nigeriensis
  17. Eoraptor lunensis (?)
  18. Lambeosaurus lambei (?)

Species List – Non-Official Dinosaurs

  1. Monolophosaurus jiangjunmiaoi (?)
  2. Pteranodon longiceps
  3. Avimimus portentosus
  4. Edmontosaurus regalis (?)
  5. Styracosaurus albertensis – Denoted as a Dog-sized Triceratops
  6. Leaellynasaura amicagraphica

Non Dinosaur Flora and Fauna

  1. Dragonflies, Meganeura (?)

Notable Locations

  1. Visitor’s Center – Pre-constructionary Phases
  2. Screening Room – Temporary (?)
  3. Genetics Lab – Temporary (?)
  4. Helipad
  5. Control Room
  6. Triceratops Pen
  7. Tyrannosaurus Pen
  8. Velociraptor Pen
  9. Gallimimus Pen
  10. Brachiosaurus Pen 2/Closed Preserve
  11. Jurassic Park Main Gate
  12. Brachiosaurus Pen/Open Preserve
  13. Visitors Center – Completed
  14. Visitors Center Presentation Room
  15. Visitors Center Hatchery
  16. Visitors Center Control Room
  17. Visitors Center VIP Dining
  18. Visitors Center Dining Room
  19. Road to the Dock
  20. Bathroom by Tyrannosaurus Paddock
  21. Maitenance Shed
  22. Gustavus’s Experimentation Shed/Bunker
  23. Isla Nublar “Staff Lodge”
  24. Eastern Side of the Island
    - Underground Caves
  25. River
  26. Military Compound/Base
  27. Nedry’s Beach
  28. Stegosaurus Pen
  29. Various Herbivore Pens
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Gregory S. Paul

gregpaulGregory S. Paul (born December 24, 1954) is an author, researcher, and paleontological illustrator. Paul has been restoring dinosaurs via illustration for over thirty years. In the 1970′s, Paul, working with paleontologists and doing his own research, helped to pioneer the look of dinosaurs.  He was among the first artists to depict dinosaurs as warm-blooded and active. Paul also was one of the first artist to add feathers to dinosaurs, albeit mainly on smaller animals. During the years through 1977 to 1984, Paul worked with renowned paleontologist Robert T. Bakker. Since the 1970′s Paul’s work has appeared in over one hundred books and documentaries.  He is also credited with the naming of at least twelve dinosaurs. In the early 1990′s Paul worked as a consultant for both the novel and the film adaptation of Jurassic Park. In fact, the Velociraptor in the both adaptations is most likely based on Paul’s (incorrect) reevaluation of Deinonychus to Velociraptor “antirrhopus” in his book Predatory Dinosaurs of the World. Some of Paul’s work is also featured within the film and can be seen in Grant’s trailer.

Selected Works

  • Predatory Dinosaurs of the World  (1988)
  • The Complete Illustrated Guide to Dinosaur Skeletons  (1996)
  • The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs  (2000)
  • Dinosaurs of the Air  (2001)
  • Gregory S. Paul’s Dinosaur Coffee Table Book  (2010)
  • The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs  (2010)
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Start up Delays (C/N)

Donald Gennaro expressed his concerns to John Hammond during their ride together on the jet to the helicopter. He was concerned that Isla Nublar had postponed its opening, and that the delays were unusual. Hammond soothed his fears by assuring him that these delays were the result of the normal automated glitches, and problems with their computer systems. Hammond proceeded to dismiss the construction accidents as being not a reason for delays.

Crichton, Michael, Jurassic Park, page 54.

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Phylogenetic Mapping (C/N)

In Isla Nublar, there were two procedures throughout the tour that guests were presented with for how the animals were created. The first was Phylogenetic Mapping, which was explained by Henry Wu as taking an unknown piece of DNA, and determining by running it through a computer where it fit into the evolutionary sequence. Thus, the Jurassic Park Scientists could try to determine what animal was going to be cloned after the DNA had been analyzed. The alternative to this procedure, was to simply grow the animal and see what it turned out to be.

Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton. Page 86.

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South American Tribe (CB-Topps)

raptor attackIn the jungles of South America, there still exist indigenous people who choose to live as their ancestors have done. As the Velociraptors were loose in Columbia, they initially came across a band of Indigenous who at first attempted to attack them with bows and arrows as well as spears. However, the raptors were able to scare them away by killing some of them.

nativeLater, as the velociraptors fell ill, the indigenous laid out offerings of gold and dead animals. The natives prostrated before them, and when they fell unconscious they nursed them back to health using their own medicines. When the raptors awoke, the natives attempted to prostrate and worship the raptors, but were all slaughtered

Later, Ian Malcolm was stricken by a fever then injured. As the group made it to a village with grass huts, another group of Indians come out and treat Ian. He spent some time resting in one of the huts in a cot while the group and the native americans watched over him to make sure he got better.

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InGen Hunters (CB-Topps)

HunterPeter Ludlow hired a team of hunters in his expedition to attempt to extract dinosaurs from Isla Sorna. They traveled to the island along with Ludlow via Ingen Helicopters, which carried all of their gear. Leading the Hunters was Roland Tembo, with Ajay Sidhu as his second in command. The Hunters utilized ATV Jeeps, Humvees, and Capture Trucks to pursue the dinosaurs along the game trail.

After restraining the dinosaurs, they utilized snares to bring them down, and cattle prods to shock them into submission. They were all equipped with Tranquilizer rifles for bringing the larger animals down as well as hunting rifles.  There were a large number of hunters, at least twenty.

The hunters were scattered as the Tyrannosaurus pair attacked their camp. Since they were caught sleeping, they were too disorganized to do anything other then run. In panic, the Ingen Hunters ran straight into the long grass, which was the hunting grounds of the Velociraptors.  The raptors proceeded to kill almost all of the hunters in this fatal ambush.

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Gorilla (CB-Topps)

The Gorilla was transplanted into the Jungles of Columbia by Dr. Belvedere for sGorillatudy with Biosyn funding.The Gorilla quickly comes across the escaped raptors, and engages with them in a fight. A team led by Alan Grant, Robert Muldoon, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm to track the raptors is interrupted when they spot the Gorilla. However, upon landing, the Gorilla abducts Ellie. However, it soon releases her as the raptors approach it, engaging into another fight with the pair of raptors, which ends in its death as it falls off a cliff.

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Hunter’s Camp (CB-Topps)

The Hunters in the InGen expedition to Isla Sorna set up camp in a large clearing. The camp was protected by laser barriers in order to secure the perimeter. The hunters kept their captured animals such as Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Compsognathus in animal cages throughout the camp. There were also multiple cargo crates, for the storage and handling of various equipment to be used in the extraction and transportation of animals.

Peter Ludlow set up television equipment in the camp, along with a model of JP San Diego in order to display to his investors on the mainland that his dream was a reality by showing them the finished products. There were multiple tents in the campsite where the hunters camped overnight while they waited for the morning.

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Michael Jeter

8763-25445Michael Jeter was an American film actor born August 26th, 1952 and passed away in March 30th of 2003. During his life, Jeter won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway musical Grand Hotel and an an Emmy for his television role in the sitcom Evening Shade.

Biography

Born August 26th, 1952 in Lawrence, Tennessee to Virginia and William Jeter, Michael grew up with five other siblings; a brother and four sisters. While studying medicine at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis), Jeter switched his focus to acting and began performing in the Circuit theater and the Playhouse Theater. Jeter eventually left Memphis for Boston to further his career. In his many roles, Jeter won a Tony in 1990 and an Emmy in 1992. Jeter was also a favorite with younger audiences with his role on Sesame Street as “Mr. Noodle”, the brother of “Mr. Noodle” from 1999 til his death in 2003. Michael was found dead in his Hollywood home at the age of 50 following a public battle with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. He was cremated and his ashes spread. Despite having HIV, Jeter’s partner, Sean Blue, stated publicly that Jeter had died of an epileptic seizure. Jeter’s final film, The Polar Express, was dedicated to his memory.

Selected Filmography

  • The Money Pit (1986)
  • Tango and Cash (1989)
  • Waterworld (1995)
  • Mouse Hunt (1997)
  • The Green Mile (1999)
  • Jurassic Park /// (2001)
  • Open Range (2003)
  • The Polar Express (2004)

Work for Jurassic Park ///

For the third Jurassic Park film, director Joe Johnston cast Michael Jeter for the role of Udesky, a booking agent who helped Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) and Amanda Kirby (Tea Leoni) find their missing son, Eric, who had crash landed on Isla Sorna during a parasailing trip.

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San Diego (CB-Topps)

San Diego is a large city located in southern California. It is a port city, as well as a naval town. It was through this port that Peter Ludlow held a publicity reception at the main customs dock to advertise the arrival of the captured Tyrannosaurus aboard the S.S. Venture. This reception was gated and well attended by security, and Ludlow held the reception at the far end of the dock.

This dock was later destroyed as the Tyrannosaurus had killed all personal on board, and the S.S Venture crashed into the dock. As the Tyrannosaur rampaged through downtown San Diego, it smashed various vehicles as well during its rampage and terrorized the citizens of San Diego. It eventually attracted a retinue of police helicopters as well.

In San Diego, there was also the construction site for Jurassic Park: San Diego. It was only partially completed, and the only animal housed in it during the time of the San Diego incident was the juvenile Tyrannosaur. Security was not very tight at the construction site as only two security guards were seen.

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Rafael’s Mansion and Compound (CB-Topps)

The drug lord Rafael Santos, had his own private compound deep in the Columbian Rainforest. This compound was guarded by his personal guards, as well as animal trainers to handle the captured Velociraptors. Rafael kept Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler hostage in the mansion, while the raptors were housed initially in a large glass dome intended as a containment system.

The Mansion itself was quite luxurious, although only small parts of it are seen. The room Alan Grant woke up in was equipped with television and video camera which was utilized to send messages across the building. This video system was tied into his security teamm, which fed him and his guards simultaneous video streams from around his compound for added security.

The room Grant woke up in was equipped with a bed, as well as an end table for its furniture. Grant himself had a cast on, and a cane was provided to help him walk better. Down the hallway there was a window which allowed visitors to observe the raptors in the glass dome, which was obscured by curtains. There was also an Aquarium in this hallway. Ellie was also injured, and thus was provided with a sling by Rafael’s men.

In his compound bunker, Rafael housed the raptors also in large animal cages. The raptors themselves were outfitted with electrified collars, which could be attached to chains. The compound was surrounded by heavy fencing, and was guarded by men carrying Assault Rifles. The raptors were partially subdued through the use of tranquilizing gas, and the guards utilized gas masks to avoid the after-effects. In addition, a bulldozer can also be seen around the compound.

The pit in which the raptors were contained had a lawn chair so that Rafael could observe the raptors from a safe height. There were also straw dummies for the raptors to be utilized on for attack practice. These dummies were outfitted with an ‘I <3 NY’ T-shirt and a BDU cap as well.

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Christopher Swift

Christopher Swift is a Special EffectsChris Swift Character Creator, Makeup Effects Artist, Supervisor for Legacy Effects, and Teacher at Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Swift was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and was a self-taught artist. After creating the special effects for his own short films, Swift chose it for his professional career. Swift began a career at Stan Winston Studio with his first project there being the 1991 film, Termminator 2: Judgment Day. At Stan Winston Studio, Swift became a Key Artist and character designer. He continues to work at Legacy Effects, formerly Stan Winston Studio. Swift contributed to the creation of the animatronic Velociraptors in the first Jurassic Park film and other animatronics for The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.

Selected Filmography

  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Congo (1995)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Charlotte’s Web (2006)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)

Works Cited – Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)

 

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Biosyn Headquarters (CB-Topps)

Biosyn Headquarters (Comics)The headquarters for Biosyn Genetic Engineering were located in Cupertino California. It was surrounded by a chain-link fence which encircled the compound. An Ingen Espionage team sneaked into the facility and planted a high-end explosive device to cause an explosion in retaliation for Bioysn’s sabotage of Isla Nublar. Biosyn Security gaurds attempted to rebuff them, and the two forces engaged in a gunfight which allowed for the Ingen team to stall until the bomb went off.

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John Rosengrant

JohnJohn Rosengrant Rosengrant is an Academy Award nominated Character Creator and teacher at Stan Winston School of Character Arts as well as a Co-Founder of Legacy Effects. Rosengrant majored in Fine Arts at Louisiana State University and moved to Los Angeles in 1983 to pursue a career in special effects. In Los Angeles, he joined Stan Winston Studio where he worked on film projects such as the Terminator franchise, Aliens, and Predator. Rosengrant was a special effects supervisor for the Jurassic Park films and specifically worked on the Male Tyrannosaurus animatronic in both the Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. After the passing of Stan Winston in 2008, Rosengrant, along with Shane Mahan, Lindsay Macgowan, and Alan Scott, founded Legacy Effects.

Selected Filmography

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Congo (1995)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Small Soldiers (1998)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Real Steel (2011)
  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

Works Cited- Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)

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George Lawala’s Cargo Plane (CB-Topps)

PlaneGeorge Lawala utilized a two-pilot Cargo Plane to transport himself and his supplies to Isla Nublar. It was spacious enough to hold several Cargo Cages, in which Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler were contained as well as several captured Velociraptors.These cages were fastened by chains which were locked. In addition, the plane contained a large amount of wooden crates, in which other supplies were kept. A rope and pulley system existed on the plane, to assist in maneuvering the crates.

Additional supplies on the plane included raptor bags, which were used to contain the raptors while they were being loaded onto the ship. Also, included were several shotguns and rifles for use in subduing animals, with flashlights so to be able to see what he was stalking. Lawala also kept a tranquilizing spray, so to be able to keep the raptors at bay. After the Velociraptors killed the crew of the plane, Alan and Ellie managed to crash land the plane in Columbia.

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Telescopic Shock Prod (S/F)

DieterTaserDuring the 1997 InGen expedition to Isla Sorna to harvest Dinosaurs, one of the lead hunters, Dieter Stark, brought with him a collapsible shock prod, like a cattle prod only with a telescoping shaft. The shock prod was first seen when Dieter brought it out after a curious Compsognathus hissed at him on the outskirts of a game trail. Dr. Robert Burke, who had been nearby, rushed over to inspect the small theropod. Dieter remarked the animals’ lack of fear, which Dr. Burke explained was the lack of human presence on the island. In response, Dieter shocked the Compsognathus, then quipping that the small creature now feared humans.

While hiking to the Worker Village, Dieter Stark took the time during a fifteen minute break to relieve himself in the bush. However, before he got a chance to relieve himself, Dieter encountered another Compsognathus. Out of amusement, Dieter began trying to shock the small dinosaur, but missed in all attempts. Soon Dieter realized he had lost his way, and while trying to find the rest of the group he fell down a hill and the shock prod was lost.

The prod itself was sectioned in four pieces. The hand grip, with a boxy control at the middle, allowed for one-handed wielding, and the battery kept enough charge for multiple discharges. The telescopic shaft of the prod had three collapsing sections, the bottommost holding rest of the prod when collapsed and the topmost ending in a metal two-prong fork. The charge was low, and the delivered electrocution was nonlethal, although did cause noticeable pain.

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Montana (CB-Topps)

Chinook Helicopter at Landing Pad.

Chinook Helicopter at Landing Pad.

Alan Grant held an excavation in Montana that was funded by John Hammond. He was assisted by Ellie Sattler, as well as several paleontological dig volunteers.  The dig area was large, with a base camp and helicopter landing pads designated in the area. The terrain of the dig site was a rocky and canyon-like area, which required jeeps to navigate through.

Excavating the Tenotosaurus

Excavating the Tenotosaurus

The site centered around a few ongoing fossil excavations, including a Tenotosaurus, and a Velociraptor, which were both partially complete. In uncovering the fossils, the paleontologists used digging tools such as brushes and picks to chip away at the delicate fossils from the rock matrix. For fossils that were more delicate, they used a imaging system with the use of a ‘thumper,’ which shot a radar pellet into the ground, which would be picked up by the computer at the base.

The base camp was designated by a series of tents, in which several important pieces of equipment including the computers were stored. They housed several baTrailerrrels, and generators to help run the computers and other electrical equipment. At the base camp, was a mobile trailer which served a dual function also as a laboratory for the scientists.

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Gary Rydstrom

Gary Rydstrom is a seven-time Gary RydstromAcademy Award winning sound designer. Rydstrom was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1959. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Two years later, he was hired at Skywalker Sound where he worked with Ben Burtt, the sound designer for both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. For his first project, Rydstrom was a sound technician for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In 1991, Rydstrom won an Academy Award for his original sound effects for the film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In 1993, Rydstrom was tasked to create sounds for the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. He and his team recorded numerous types of animals and mixed the sounds together in order to create realistic sounds for the dinosaurs in the film. He has since worked on numerous film projects. In 2006, Rydstrom directed his first film. It was a Pixar animated short called Lifted. For this, he was nominated for his fourteenth Academy Award. Currently, he is also the English language director for the Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli. Rydstrom has won a Motion Picture Sound Editors lifetime achievement award for his work.

Selected Filmography

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Willow (1988)
  • Ghostbusters II (1989)
  • Backdraft (1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Toy Story (1995)
  • Mission Impossible (1996)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • X-Men (2000)
  • Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Lifted (2006)
  • Super 8 (2011)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
  • Lincoln (2012)
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Eddie’s Garage (CB-Topps)

Eddie's GarageEddie Carr was a field equipment expert who operated from his Mobile Fields Systems Warehouse. It was here that he modified and stored various equipment that he had obtained or was working on.  His inventory included satellite phones, and shop computers. He procured the High Hide, which was a cage on top of a scaffold, intended to keep researchers out of harm’s way. He also stored and modified various vehicles for the expedition to Isla Sorna. These included the Mobile Lab RV Trailers, and two of the Mercedes M-Class vehicles. The trailers and the rest of the equipment would later be transported to Isla Sorna via a vehicle hauling boat.

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Shane Mahan

Shane Mahan is an Academy Award Shane Mahannominated makeup and special effects artist at Legacy Effects, formerly Stan Winston Studio. He was born in Greenville, Michigan. In 1981, after graduating from the local high school, Mahan moved to Hollywood during the makeup and character effects boom of the time. Mahan began working at various effects studios and eventually was hired on at Stan Winston Studio. His first job was key sculptor for the 1984 film, The Terminator. This began a lifelong relationship with the top filmmakers in Hollywood. From here, Mahan worked on numerous other film projects. Mahan was also co-producer of HBO’s Creature Features where he also designed and coordinated creature effects. After working for at Stan Winston Studio for over twenty years, Mahan, along with Alan Scott, John Rosengrant, and Lindsay Mcgowan, founded Legacy Effects after the passing of Stan Winston.

Selected Filmography

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Congo (1995)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Inspector Gadget (1999)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • War of the Worlds (2005)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)

Works Cited- Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)

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Hammond’s Residence (CB-Topps)

Hammond's roomJohn Hammond resided in a lavish Park Avenue apartment, although he was confined to his bedroom. In his bedroom, Hammond was hooked up to medical equipment to monitor his condition. He also had a desktop computer from which he was able to monitor the animals of Isla Sorna. Frequent visitors to the apartment included   Ian Malcolm and Peter Ludlow.

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Male Tyrannosaurs rex Animatronic

012For the film The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the number of Tyrannosaurus characters on the set compared to Jurassic Park would become tripled, one of the characters being a fully grown representation of a male. The same animatronic would be reused in Jurassic Park /// in the infamous duel with the Spinosaurus animatronic, where the T. rex animatronic would be destroyed in the fight.

Design

579306_235320459946827_859239382_nTaking inspiration from nature, John Rosengrant colorized old Jurassic Park line-art from Mark McCreery of a male counterpart to the female Tyrannosaurus rex. Main concerns from Shane Mahan was that the color could be drowned out in night sequences, which a majority of the Tyrannosaurus‘ scenes would take place in. Eventually, a mottled green base coloration was $T2eC16ZHJIMFHJY5V-37BSPMgBbtmQ~~60_3supplemented with dark and yellow striping on the upper contours–along the spine–with whitish or cream underbelly. To further the sexual dimorphism between the two genders, alterations to the head and neck design were made. A total of eight different design choices were presented by Shane Mahan to director Steven Spielberg for the latter’s approval. The final chosen design included a neck wattle, bonier face, and a scarred muzzle.

Animatronic

rexskinningInstead of designing a whole new mold for the male, additions were made to the original epoxy of the Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus mold in order to cast the new skull. Because of budget issues as well as cinematic preference, it was deemed more economic to construct the Tyrannosaurus from the thigh and up, as a majority of the shots of the animatronic during the filming of the first movie did not show the tail or lower legs. Just as with the animatronic from the previous film, the male robotic was controlled via a telemetry device, which gave the crew better control of the armature. However, unlike the animatronic from the previous film, the rex was built on a cart that ran along an eighty foot long track, on which the 18,000 pound animatronic could travel between five and eight miles per hour. On the cart, the animatronic could rear up to twenty feet in height and stretch out to thirty-seven feet long. Because of the size of the animatronics, they were incapable of being moved from their track once on set, and so the set had to be built around it.

rexstageLearning from past mistakes, Stan Winston Studios created a foam rubber skin coated with silicone rather than a pure foam latex skin. This better waterproofed the skin–an issue during the first film–for the trailer sequence, which occurred during a torrential downpour. The animatronic was also required to interact with a stunt double, requiring the need for precision and delicacy–for the safety of the actor–to go along with a professionally done exterior and machinery. During a sequence in which the T. rex would have to rip Eddie Carr (Richard Schiff) out of his SUV, a specially designed suit was made for Schiff’s double to be worn during the shot. The animatronic had the capability to easy kill a human being if it were to malfunction or did not have the requisite finesse. Stan Winston made special note of this to the crew during the trailer sequence preparations.

Use in Jurassic Park ///

JP3RoboRexBecause of the minimal role that Tyrannosaurus would play in the third Jurassic Park film, there was no need to build a new animatronic. Instead, the male animatronic from The Lost World: Jurassic Park was brought out of storage, the skin repainted in a lighter green color in order to represent a purported sub-adult individual. Because the Spinosaurus versus T. rex fight was the final scene filmed with the Spinosaurus animatronic, the Stan Winston Studios crew decided to go all out in the battle. The crew had the puppets act out as if they were fighting a real battle. However, during the fight, the Spinosaurus‘ superior powerful hydraulics literally allowed the Spinosaurus to behead the Tyrannosaurus animatronic with a single swipe from the Spinosaurus‘ clawed arm.

Sound Mixing

angrydaddyIn The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Gary Rydstrom and the sound effects team sourced from different animals to make the male Tyrannosaurus roar deeper than the females. Sounds for the male included, pigs and some other “weird Costa Rican mammals that [they] didn’t even know what they are.” Instead of using the baby elephant rumbles and squeaks that was the base for the female rex bellow (and continued to be the base for the female in TLW), the male’s roar are made up of all “baby elephant-like” sound recordings that were twisted to mimic the sounds of the females roar. However, the rest of the roars that were mixed into the T. rex vocalizations were the same for both genders (tiger, alligator, and dog vocals).

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Velociraptor Practical Effects (TLW)

252475_160313317369671_4544227_nFor The Lost World: Jurassic Park, five total practical effects were created by Stan Winston Studios to be used to bring the “raptor” to life. Along with three, fully animatronic rigs, an animatronic head and torso, and a pair of mechanized wearable legs for shots of the feet, were crafted for use in the film’s production. These animatronics, along with ILM’s CGI representations, would be used in two scenes: The Long Grass massacre, and the Worker Village chase.

Design

196Because The Lost World: Jurassic Park would be featuring both genders of dinosaurs, a new, more colorful, scheme had to be created for the male counterparts of the female Raptors seen in the previous films. Taking inspiration from nature, it was decided that the male color scheme would be noticeably more colorful than the previous, monotone grey-brown of the females. Several different color pallets were applied to line art drawn up by Mark McCreery, including a yellow and black pattern and a green and red pattern that matched the novels. The final color scheme chosen upon by Shane Mahan was an orange and black pattern reminiscent of a tiger.  In order to upgrade from the previous film, Stan Winston Studios used a thinner and slacker pull on the foam latex skin, in order to give the skin more realism.

Animatronics

raptorkilnA total of three full-scale animatronics (one female, two male) were constructed with complete mechanical upgrades to the design. Rather than radio cables that were utilized in the first film, telemetry controlled hydraulics were instead used, giving the Raptors much more fluid and life like movements. Cables were left to only a few of the facial movements, such as tongue and eye movements. The upgrade in the mechanics also meant that instead of the eighteen total puppeteers required to man the cable operated animatronics in Jurassic Park, the new Raptor Bodanimatronics needed as few as two operators. The animatronics were also used by the crew for the actors to visualize where Industrial Light and Magic would later replace the immobile animatronic with a walking CGI counterpart in post production. The animatronics, fully completed, measured six feet tall and thirteen feet long.

Another use of the animatronics was through a partial rig. A partial body build that comprised the torso from the waist up and head/neck sections, the armature was filmed as it broke its way through a passenger seat window in order to get to Dr. Ian Malcolm.

Walking Rig raptorroof

Because of it’s effectiveness in Jurassic Park, another mechanical walking rig was built for use by John Rosengrant for the shot of the Raptor stalking Dr. Sarah Harding on the Kiln House roof.

 

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Rick Galinson

Rick Galinson is an Animatronic EffectsRick Galinson Supervisor and Teacher at Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Galinson was raised in La Jolla, California and eventually graduated from the Universtiy of Southern California with a B.S. in BioMedical Engineering. Shortly after graduating in 1990, he had his first FX job with Kevin Yagher and worked on the films Child’s Play 3 and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. After working with Yagher, Galinson moved onto Stan Winston Studio where he worked on the film Jurassic Park. His first major animatronic was the Dilophosaurus, lovingly referred to as ‘the Spitter,’ in the film.

Selected Filmography

  • Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
  • Child’s Play 3 (1991)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Men In Black (1997)
  • Snakes on a Plane (2006)
  • Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Works Cited- Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)

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Andy Shoneberg

Andy Shoneberg is a two-timeAndy Shoneberg Emmy Award winning special-effects makeup artist, painter, FX sculpter and teacher at Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Shoneberg was born July 17, 1956 in Casper, Wyoming and grew up and in Billings, Montana. At the age of fourteen, Shoneberg began carving foam body parts in his parents’ basement. He studied art in high school and eventually attended Montana State University Billings where was part of the art program. Shoneberg eventually received an invitation to Los Angeles from legendary makeup artist, Dick Smith to attend his course. His first job was creating the feet for the dwarfs in the 1987 film, Snow White. He has since worked at numerous studios including Stan Winston Studio, Rick Baker’s Cinovation, and KNB.

Shoneberg has won two Emmys for his effects work on The Walking Dead. He currently also composes music for Shannon Shea’s webcast, Phantom Harbor

Selected Filmography

  • Snow white (1987)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Mortal Kombat (1995)
  • Jumanji (1995)
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  • The X-Files (1998)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • AVP: Aliens vs. Predator (2004)
  • Predators (2010)
  • The Walking Dead (2011)

Works Cited- Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)

 

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Palo Alto, California InGen Headquarters (CB-Topps)

InGen’s Headquarters were based in Palo Alto, California. InGen HeadquartersThe exterior of the main building was at least two stories high, with a large class facade in the center. It was from this building that InGen was administrated. Here, John Hammond‘s office was located, wherein he had his desk and a map of the Islands. He also may have stored his cane in the office as well. Employees were issued ID cards, which they wore on their suits.

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Centacom Base, Panama (CB-Topps)

Centacom Base was a military base located in Panama. The base was equipped with naval Hospitalfrigates that were sent out to search any suspicious vehicles arriving from Costa Rica. These ships utilized Radar Equipement. The base was also equipped with Hospital facilities, where Ian Malcolm was recovering from his injuries. The hospital equipment consisted of a bed and a television. The base was headed by a Two-Star general who was in charge.

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Shannon Shea

Shannon Shea was a Character CreationShannon Shea Supervisor at Stan Winston Studios and is currently a teacher at Stan Winston School of Character Arts. He has worked on numerous films in the past and was a puppeteer for the sick Triceratops animatronic in the first Jurassic Park film.

Biography

Shannon Shea grew up in New Orleans and, as a child, was heavily influenced by the character creation work of Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen. Shea attended CalArts and worked with the experimental character animation program. However, this did not last and he left school in order to pursue a career in special makeup effects. He was hired on at Stan Winston Studios in the mid-1980s and first contributed to the studio during the production of Aliens. He has since contributed to many other film franchises including Jurassic Park. In 2008, Shea, along with his wife Tracy, launched his own internet show, Phantom Harbor. He designed and created all of the miniatures, puppets, and animation.

Selected Filmography

  • Aliens (1986)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Pumpkinhead (1988)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Cats and Dogs (2001)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Predators (2010)
  • Ted (2012)

Works Cited- Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)

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