‘Jurassic Park’ Ride To Close At Universal Studios Hollywood In September

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions of years. But the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood won’t be so fortunate.

After a 22-year run, the ride will close Sept. 3, ending the reign of one of the park’s earliest thrill attr…

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions of years. But the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood won’t be so fortunate. After a 22-year run, the ride will close Sept. 3, ending the reign of one of the park’s earliest thrill attractions. That’s the bad news for dinosaur fans. The good news is that an updated dinosaur-themed attraction, called the Jurassic World Ride, will be installed in its place. Park officials are mum on just what to expect from this new…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Behind-the-Scenes Visual Effects Videos Show Off the Creation of Snoke and More

Even Andy Serkis needs a little help getting into character.

Curious about the incredible work that went into making some of the most dazzling visual effects of Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”? Let Industrial Light and Magic guide you through some of the more eye-popping sequences in a new series of behind-the-scenes videos that detail the work the effects house put into the latest chapter in the ever-expanding “Star Wars” mythology.

While the new videos include insights into the making of big, blustery battles like the space-set battle that sets off the film’s third act and the following war sequence on the planet of Crait, perhaps most intriguing is the look inside the creation of Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke, with a special emphasis on one of the film’s more shocking sequences involving the galactic villain.

Check out four behind-the-scenes videos, hot off ILM’s own YouTube page, below.

Check out the ILM YouTube page for other interesting behind-the-scenes videos, including looks at “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Kong: Skull Island,” and more.

As JoBlo notes, fans of the film will get the chance to dig even deeper into its making when the film is released on home-video next month. That release will include special features including the new documentary “The Director and the Jedi” (which is, incidentally, set to bow at SXSW in the coming weeks), a feature focused on the mythology of the Force, scene breakdowns for important sequences like the space battle and the showdown on Crait, deleted scenes, and audio commentary provided by Johnson himself.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD on March 27.

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How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX Supervisor John Nelson Brought Rachael & Pic’s Holograms To Life

A self-described science-fiction fan, visual effects supervisor John Nelson saw a “dream gig” and rare opportunity in Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049. Getting the chance to work on a sequel to a revered sci-fi film—one of the pillars of the genre—Nelson would construct surreal cityscape shots out of real aerial footage shot across the globe, while exploring holograms in all their various visual representations.
Specifically, in 2049, Nelson would create holograms of…

A self-described science-fiction fan, visual effects supervisor John Nelson saw a "dream gig" and rare opportunity in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. Getting the chance to work on a sequel to a revered sci-fi film—one of the pillars of the genre—Nelson would construct surreal cityscape shots out of real aerial footage shot across the globe, while exploring holograms in all their various visual representations. Specifically, in 2049, Nelson would create holograms of…

‘Guardians Vol. 2’ VFX Supervisor On All-New Rocket The Raccoon & Pic’s Spectacular Credits Sequence

Not viewing himself as a comic book fan when he interviewed for 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend was surprised that he got that job, and even more so, that his relationship with the studio has continued through several films.
Townsend’s collaboration with Marvel would be a rewarding one—receiving his first Oscar nomination several years back for Iron Man 3, the VFX supervisor finds himself back in consideration this…

Not viewing himself as a comic book fan when he interviewed for 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend was surprised that he got that job, and even more so, that his relationship with the studio has continued through several films. Townsend's collaboration with Marvel would be a rewarding one—receiving his first Oscar nomination several years back for Iron Man 3, the VFX supervisor finds himself back in consideration this…

How VFX Supervisors Brought Supreme Leader Snoke Into The Room For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Taking on The Force Awakens, followed directly by The Last Jedi, Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisors Ben Morris and Mike Mulholland have been living in the Star Wars universe for years now, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
On The Last Jedi, the pair would encounter ample creature work—typically involving a combination of practical and visual effects—finding one of their greatest challenges in the character of Supreme Leader Snoke.
While Snoke (Andy Serkis)…

Taking on The Force Awakens, followed directly by The Last Jedi, Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisors Ben Morris and Mike Mulholland have been living in the Star Wars universe for years now, and they wouldn't have it any other way. On The Last Jedi, the pair would encounter ample creature work—typically involving a combination of practical and visual effects—finding one of their greatest challenges in the character of Supreme Leader Snoke. While Snoke (Andy Serkis)…

Visual Effects Oscar Nominees on Their Top Digital Secrets

This year’s visual-effects category displays so much expertise that each nominated film had at least one Oscar winner or nominee on its team. John Nelson, who won for “Gladiator” and led the group behind “Blade Runner 2049,” says, “I was lucky that everybody wanted to work on this movie.” Nelson adds, “It’s hard to live […]

This year’s visual-effects category displays so much expertise that each nominated film had at least one Oscar winner or nominee on its team. John Nelson, who won for “Gladiator” and led the group behind “Blade Runner 2049,” says, “I was lucky that everybody wanted to work on this movie.” Nelson adds, “It’s hard to live […]

VES Awards Live Blog & Winners List

The 16th annual VES Awards are being handed out tonight at the Beverly Hilton, and Deadline is live-blogging the ceremony and updating winners as they are announced. Trophies will be awarded in 24 categories that recognize outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Patton Oswalt is your host for a seventh time.
Blade Runner 2049, the long-germinating sequel to the 1982 cult classic, and War for the Planet…

The 16th annual VES Awards are being handed out tonight at the Beverly Hilton, and Deadline is live-blogging the ceremony and updating winners as they are announced. Trophies will be awarded in 24 categories that recognize outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Patton Oswalt is your host for a seventh time. Blade Runner 2049, the long-germinating sequel to the 1982 cult classic, and War for the Planet…