My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park

My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park


I took LSD when I was working on Return of the Jedi and it was fine it was very calming and so I decided to go back to work and I walked into the blue screen stage and I was just like …aah! I took way too much I’m Phil Tippet live in Berkeley California and I ……

100 thoughts on “My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park

  1. 3:13 all because he started out having a fascination with film
    Thank GOD I grew up in Australia in the 70's – 80's where sending kids to psychologists and pumping them full of drugs was rare to the point it was the exception rather than the rule simply because you didn't understand your children
    At least it was where I grew up

  2. This has got to be the realest video from an accomplished Artist ever!!! Thanks for the transparency. Provides therapy ma'man!!

  3. 16:45
    馃幖"My pain..
    ..is self chosen.

    At least..
    ..I believe it to be.

    I could either drown..
    ..or pull off my skin and swim to shore.

    Now I can grow a beautiful..
    ..shell for all to see!"馃幎

  4. They created 3d animation from the ground up and people complain about stop motion? He said it those animators didn't know what they were doing so they created bones!

  5. Ive been saying it since jurrasic park! stop animation still looks 100% better then CGI! CGI looks cartoonish! even the bext cgi still looks like "who framed roger rabit" cartoonish!! Cgo is part of what ruined episodes 1, 2 and 3!! the stop motion animation would of bee soo much better and cooler!! i dont see why nobody see iit! cgi is shit! its exensive shit with no realism!! if anything the only cgi that should be used is to enhance the stop motion to fill in the little details! BRING BACK THE STOP MOTION ANIMATION IN OUR SCI FI!!

  6. as a black American the idea that modern people should feel guilt from the actions of the people of the past that have nothing to do with our present loves if fucking ridiculous, if you want to feel guilty about soomething then look to your own actions and decisions and be a better person when you make present and future decisions. Let the people of the past stay there, they have nothing to do with us, because the fact of the matter is the every group or nationality that exists today exists because they trampled over another group at one point and were trampled over in return. Indian nations constantly warred adn murdered each other, the aztecs horrifically psychotically sacrificed, tortured, kidnapped, conquered and slaughtered and enslaved millions in the name of their demon gods over the span of their existence and in return were given the same courtesy by those they had done it to for thousands of years with help of the spaniards!! african tribes the same, asian nations were even worse! mongols left mountains of heads of their slaughtered every where they went! STOP FEELING GUILTY FOR SHIT IN THE PAST YOUR ANCESTORS ARE NOT UNIQUE AND THEY DONT DESERVE CONDEMNATION MORE THEN ANY OTHER GROUP! WHITE PEOPLE! STOP FEELING GUILTY OVER NOTHING!! WERE MY ANCESTERS ENSLAVED? YES!! BUT NOT BY YOU AND CHANCES ARE NOT BY YOUR ANCESTORS WHO PROBABLY GOT HERE AFTER SLAVERY ENDED AND AFTER THE SAVAGE INDIANS WERE THROWN ON TO RESERVATIONS!! WHO GIBES A FLYING FUCK?! people live in the now and get the fuck over it! white guilt is stupid racist bullshit, STOP IT!!

  7. no way phil ! Stop motion has and will only be the masters attribute ! The only way it works well is if you combine the 2 techniques ! There is nothing to be scared of .

  8. 8:11 – Yet, YouTube doesn't DeMonetize this video but will DeMonetize someone trying to teach autistic kids math. GTFOH.

  9. Informative, passionate and ultimately a brilliant, but short interview with one of my greatest special effects wizard

  10. As much as I love stop motion, and I do, Jurrasic Park would have been a joke if they used it for the Dinosaurs. Stop MOtion is fantasy. It is the Late Show at 2 am.

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  12. I know a guy who went to college with Tippett – apparently Phil was always off designing monsters and all his artist classmates tried to get him to focus on more practical stuff – now he's richer than all of them put together. But, my friend said, nobody resents him, because a) dude followed his heart and b) success couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

  13. 8:07 This is so beautifully shot! The music, setting, the time of day, everything! I've just watched it ten times in a row. Fantastic work!

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  15. Thanks Vice. Your channel does stories that nobody else would think of. I take the moral of this story, do something you love, and believe.That your imagination and creativity will inspire others. Love your channel

  16. Alastair Powell…, I agree. Behind the scenes is nearly always more compelling than the end result. The Wizard of Oz highlights this. One old man behind a screen creating a world of wonder. Also, please can we have a playlist to the music used or a link?
    Thanks.

  17. I love seeing and hearing film makers talk about what they do. They seem so honest and forthright about things when compared to, lets say, politicians..

  18. Ate some acid, crawled into a cupboard, communicated with your cat, and descended into a world of molecules in the center of the earth for three million years? 鈥淚 took like… way too much.鈥 Ya think? 馃槀馃槀馃槀

  19. the picture at 7:38 of the AT-AT's body looks like a AT-M6 exept the gun in the back and both of the legs are in the same height

  20. I regret that there was no go motion on Jurassic Park (especially the missing moments in the final film : the T.rex seen pulling the car all the way across the road and the Raptors in the kitchen teasing each other and running between the tables). An improved version of (real) go motion, i mean enhanced by cgi in intermediate frames… an opposite version of DID capture.

  21. I love how the synths in the background tie in with the theme of animation.
    With synthesis you have analog/digital synthesis and with animation you have practical/special effects.

  22. LSD is not calming. Phil Tippet did not produce his work whilst on LSD. Fact.
    Its a cry for fame. Look at me look at me.
    No chance can this work be achieved with LSD

  23. oh Phil.. if you felt so bad about living in a country built upon the blood of others.. you should've moved away.. it would've freed your mind a little.. until you realized every place on earth was built upon the blood of others.. then you'd realize you weren't really suffering the ill fate of priveledge. you just became self aware of how things are. period. The barbarian who is eating human flesh on some island is suffering remorse, for not eating his neighbor instead of his chief. life in the cabinet with your cat should've led you to this place. we arent evil. were just picking our way through the wheat fields, looking for another sunrise.. and thats really all we need.. another day

  24. Goddamn This man Phil is a genius.
    Reminds me of my grandmother who passed in 2009 who used to make things like this all the time for me as a kid because she sculpted teeth for a living and was so good with her hands.
    Before she died for my bday she made me a necklace I cherished and some asshole at my job I think stole it out of my bag when I was in a bad time in my life after she died. Still have pics of it but no clue where it disappeared to besides maybe stolen.

  25. I recall when i saw the Empire….back then, that when the walkers showed up on the screen people in the cinema laughed…i was really pist about that

  26. 8:10 I'm sorry…..what? lol I love this guy. An absolute legend yet he's totally just matter of fact 'Here's how we did it' guy. Amazing how many creatures he designed that are seared into millions of fans memories. He's just kinda like 'whatever' lol THANK YOU PHIL!

  27. Willis O'brien – Pioneer at Stop-motion (in general) ==> Ray Harryhausen – Father of Stop-Motion monsters and protege to O'Brien ==> Phil Tippet – successor and continuation of the art, producing one of Sci-fi's greatest movies ==> who will be next?

  28. Id wish they would have showed more stop motion from star wars. Because they were pretty great, even if not perfect they did much better than many cgi scenes today.

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  30. I find that guy scarier than any monster he has ever created. Also more real. Glad he came to grips with his craft and how it makes him happy. #1500!

  31. his suicide/gun mime is SUPER fucking dark! i mean, i get it: your whole life's purpose seems to have evaporated overnight. but you can tell from the way he mimes it he has some bleak shit in him. plus, the way he moves with his finger gun is weirdly like one of his stop-motion creations!

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