A behind-the-scenes look at how the animators, sculptors and palaeontologists, using the latest state-of-the-art animatronics and computer graphics, collaborated to re-create not just these...
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A behind-the-scenes look at how the animators, sculptors and palaeontologists, using the latest state-of-the-art animatronics and computer graphics, collaborated to re-create not just these pre-historic behemoths but their behaviour as well for the BBC natural history documentary series _"Walking with Dinosaurs" (1999) (mini)_.Written by
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The scientists talk about how fossils don't preserve pigments, so the colors of the dinosaurs had to be guessed. Ever since 2010, several spectacular findings have shown preserved pigments, so now we do know what color several dinosaurs were, partially or fully. See more »
When the filming crew is shown shooting the Tyrannosaurus family, the third baby Tyrannosaurus can be seen walking in place to the left before it enters the shot. See more »
No dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this programme See more »
Extremely witty and extremely insightful on the making of "Walking With Dinosaurs". Discussions of CGI and archeologist sifting through fossilized dung could be dry and boring, but the doc is anything but. One of the more amazing things is that the dinosaur specialists learned more from the documentary than a lot of their field work, because it "showed" them what was physically possible and what couldn't work, such as how the pterosaurs walked.
Keep an eye for the hystical chapter interludes, for such sights as a ceolophysis skateboarding with a helmet, or an impudent dino that won't stay still for an animator.
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