It Only Takes 9 Minutes to See How Jurassic Park Changed Movies Forever

Jurassic Park had a big impact on me, and I’ve mentioned many times in the past here on the site, how much of an influence it was on sparking my interest in becoming a filmmaker and following the path I’m on now.  It change a lot of things, this new video details some of it and is well worth your time to watch it:

The 9-minute program details some never-before-seen behind-the-scenes details on the making of the film, such as:

* How Steve “Spaz” Williams of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) had the idea to use digital and computer effects rather than claymation/ stop-motion and was charged with convincing everyone from his co-workers, to Steven Spielberg, that this was the way to go.
* How the tech used in the film charted the course for blockbusters like Twister, Avatar and more
* Many of the creative executives that worked on the film tell first-hand experiences, challenges and changes that happened during the filming of the movie

“Academy Originals,” AMPAS’s first original digital series is a documentary-style video series which examines everything from the creative process, to the moments that changed the course of filmmaking, to the artists who are charting its future. Past episodes have featured Dustin Lance Black, Patton Oswald and more. New Academy Originals are available each week on and