June 18th, 2008


Stan Winston

I was very saddened on reading page 24 of this mornings London Metro to learn of the untimely death of Stan Winston.

Stan Winston was without doubt one of the leading innovators of modern special effects and made massive leaps forward in the development of ultra realistic creature effects and animatronics and make up effects, and was among the first to integrate photo-realistic Computer Generated Imagery into film.

The guy was an out and out genius, and amazingly gifted sculptor, who mentored and inspired thousands in the effects industry. Heis work inspired me to learn to sculpt.

He was as much of a master of special effects as any renaissance master.
I'll miss his work.