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Knowing Stanley

Stanley Winston is popularly known as Stan Winston. He could be called a special effects and visual effects artist or even a creature creator!
Stan, who was born on the 7th of April, 1946, died on June 15, 2008.
I'm not sure how make people would have bothered to see the end credits roll with the name of Stan. But Stan has made visuals and effects that kept many (including me) at the edge of their seats. Winston had been a frequent collaborator with filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, and James Cameron.
Stan wanted to be an actor. He became a painter, a sculptor and an artist. Everything to him was creating characters that tell stories in films.
Stan Winston was a man adored by Steven Spielberg. How could Steven not adore a man who made dinosaurs that shuck the whole world. Stan was the creator of live action dinosaurs in the film, Jurassic Park. He was also the man behind the terrific makeover of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator series.
Stanley has won four academy awards in his span that ended. He first won the award for Aliens, then two more for Terminator 2: Judgment day. His glory for both these films came when he worked with one of his favorite collaborators, James Cameron. He also won for the best visual effects for Spielberg's Jurassic Park.
The special effect genius who considered his family the most important is now far far from them.

Comments

Anonymous said…
thanx; for remembering/reminding stan winston and the visual pleasures he had created.
Prathik said…
I dint kno abt the death of stan...i dint kno much abt him... but he was awesome at wat he did...
Anonymous said…
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