Geekery: Interview with Animator Phil Tippett

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The artist behind the stop animation in Star Wars talks about his process and inspiration.

Phil Tippett started his career as a stop motion animator – he started with ILM with the chess scene in A New Hope, and went on to create the go-motion technique used for the original AT-ATs. He updated that technique to create the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park over 20 years later.

This in depth interview from Vice takes a look at his ground breaking career – from Star Wars to his most recent work as an independent film maker.

  • Albino_42

    You had one job, Phil!!

  • euansmith

    His latest “Mad God” stuff is a lot of fun.