With tons of geektastic callbacks to the original Jurassic Park films, director J.A. Bayona's sequel to Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World (2015) — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — roared its way into movie theaters back in June.
SYFY WIRE's Hanna Flint sat down with Jurassic World's Visual Effects Supervisor David Vickery and Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan to talk about the biggest hurdles they faced in bringing the dino-filled movie to life and incorporating practical effects versus CGI in the summer blockbuster. (The two teams did work hand in hand to bring the film’s dinosaurs to frightening life.)
Vickery and Scanlan touched upon how the incredibly detailed animatronics actually managed to scare the bejeezus out of the actors while filming, much as Steven Spielberg managed to do with Jurassic Park's practical effects (you know, before all that CGI craze). They also added how blending the two managed to enhance the experience viewers got to see onscreen.
The dynamic duo also revealed who got dibs on props, which led to Scanlan talking about the Harry Potter exhibition. Check out our exclusive video for more, and let us know what you thought of the visual effects in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.