YouTuber KaptainKristian has put together a video that breaks down a little of the visual effects history of the original Jurassic Park, which goes a long way to explain why the movie’s effects still hold up today. The secret, apparently, is restraint in terms of using CG technology that was still in it’s infancy. A smart balance of practical and CG effects was key.
For instance, I knew that most of the dinosaur visuals weren’t computer-generated, but I didn’t know there were only 14 minutes of dinosaurs in the entire movie, and that only six of those minutes were computer-generated.
Check out the video below for the complete breakdown. In the wake of The Force Awakens, it’s yet another reminder that there is definitely such a thing as too much CGI.