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Stop-Motion Puppets from Star Wars, RoboCop, and Jurassic Park!

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Tippett Studio Tour: Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Robocop

Legendary special effects animator Phil Tippett gives Will and Norm a tour of his studio, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of a few iconic props and creatures from Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Robocop. Plus, Norm fulfills a lifelong dream for only $5.
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Stop-Motion Puppets from Star Wars, RoboCop, and Jurassic Park!

Iconic stop-motion armatures and puppets from films like Star Wars, Robocop 2, Starship Troopers, and Jurassic Park are assembled at the Prop Store facility as part of creature master and animator Phil Tippett's collection in search of new homes. It's part of Prop Store's massive Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction taking place next week, and we're on location to take a close look at the meticulous machining and design of these pieces that show a fascinating slice of special effects history.

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Jurassic Park pre-viz stop motion tests:

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Behind-the-Scenes: Making the Stop-Motion Puppets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Watch Adam Savage chat with Phil Tippett about animating these puppets here:

The Holochess animation Easter egg in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was truly a labor of love, and the team who made it used a variety of interesting technologies to create it. This week, we return to Tippett Studio to chat with this sequence's art director, visual effects supervisor, armaturist, and head puppet fabricator (our very own Frank Ippolito!) about the fabrication of these stop-motion puppets!

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Thanks so much to Tippett Studio for giving us access to this amazing process!

Shot by Joey Fameli
Edited by Adam Isaak
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REPEAT - A Time Paradox Stop Motion Short featuring Robocop, Captain Kirk, Pac-Man and Kylo Ren

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Building Stop-Motion Masterpieces by Hand

Phil Tippett has spent a lifetime in the film industry, working as a model-maker, visual effects supervisor, director and stop-motion animator. He's been involved with big-name productions such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and RoboCop among others. But his real passion lies in handmade stop-motion animation. For over 30 years, Tippett has been working on an incredibly detailed film called Mad God. He describes it as being set in a Milton-esque world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. Amazingly, each character is painstakingly constructed by hand from foam, clay, latex and wire. Despite all the arduous toil, Tippett sees Mad God as a form of therapy and a way to reconnect with a time when special effects and animation were all done by hand.

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ROBOCOP and STOP MOTION ANIMATION

Stop motion animator Harry Walton talks about his work on Robocop and other films in this deleted scene from SENSE OF SCALE.

History of Stop Motion Puppetry in Film - Part 3 - Star Wars - Chiodo Bros - Phil Tippett - Robocop

History of Stop Motion Puppetry in Film - Part 3 - Star Wars - Chiodo Bros - Phil Tippett - Robocop

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Creature Puppets from Aliens, Flubber, Labyrinth, and Men in Black!

Before the era of computer generated characters, aliens, robots, and other on-screen creatures were often practical puppets, playing against live actors via animatronics, motion controlled, or wire-pulled puppetry. We check out a few of those surviving puppets from a wide range of films, from the fully robotic Weebo from Flubber to the magnificent Alien queen from Aliens!

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Robocop 2 Cain Stop-Motion Puppet Replica

During our visit to Phil Tippett Studio, we had a chance to inspect one of the original stop-motion puppets used to for Robocop 2's Cain robot. This intricately designed and machined miniature was actually recently disassembled so its hundreds of parts could be molded to create a series of replicas. We chat with Paul Francis of Chronicle Collectibles to geek out over the little details of this amazing puppet and learn about the replication process.

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(ORIGINAL VIDEO)STOP MOTION TYRANNOSAURUS. BUILT BY TIPPETT IN 1993. READ DESCRIPTION .

FX added. (1): Motion blur. (2): Impact shudder on limbs and neck. (3): staccato removal.

Footage used : Jurassic park test (1993) Original shot was traditional stop motion with limited go-motion. ( i.e. It looked like stop motion. The original go_motion had very little motion blur at all. this has had MOTION BLUR ADDED. AND STROBE REMOVED, THEN WAS DIGITALLY MANIPULATED TO MOVE FLESH ABOUT. THIS IS BETTER THAN THE GO-MOTION ORIGINAL.

Peter Andrew Montgomery. All VFX added to this original JP shot, are done by Peter A. Montgomery.


VIDEO CLEARED FOR USE BY PHIL TIPPETT.

Advanced Stop Motion test for Jurassic Park

Before the movie industry went all CGI computer animation, this was one of the Stop Motion tests done by Tippett Studio (back around 1992) for the original Jurassic Park film. Steven Spielberg was going to use state-of-the-art Stop Motion, but later changed his mind and went with computer CGI dinosaurs for JP.

The news media & public wrongly judge old Stop Motion from 40 years ago and compare it to current CGI animation. Public does not know the potential of modern Stop Motion for Harryhausen'esque style creature special effects work. As you can see, sophisticated stop motion does have a different, more tactile, flavor. Not photo-real exact, but maybe surreal-real compared to the typical hyper fluid, air-brushy CGI creature effects works.
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This animation walk cycle was looped to slightly lengthen the test. That's why you will see an occasional cyclical jerk as it loops

Tyrannosaurus vs Armed Forces/Tiranossauro vs forças armadas /STOP MOTION/T-rex vs fuerzas armadas

Tiranosaurio vs fuerzas armadas/Tyrannosaurus vs Army Forces/Tiranossauro vs forças armadas /STOP MOTION

Tippett Studio during Robocop 2 (1 of 4)

A behind the scenes look at Tippett Studio during the production of Robocop 2.

Random Stop Motion Animation With Jurassic Park Mercenarie and Raptor!

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ROBOCOP 2 “CAIN” CHRONICLE COLLECTIBLES - RARE 1 of 500 HUGE 16” FIGURE

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Cain! Let's step outside! Based on the 1990 RoboCop 2 film, this exquisite resin, plastic, and die-cast metal replica of Cain spares no detail, from the robotic structure and individual rivets of its construction, to the chains, gears, and hydraulic pumps. Made from 275 individual parts, the RoboCop 2 Cain Statue measures 16-inches tall x 10 1/2-inches wide x 6-inches long on a logo base with a display plaque signed by special-effects animator Phil Tippett! Limited edition of only 500 pieces worldwide.



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Tippett Studio during Robocop 2 (2 of 4)

A behind the scenes look at Tippett Studio during the production of Robocop 2.

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