Tuesday, June 17, 2008
A special effects pioneer passes.
In a week when Marvel Studios and Universal are breathing a bit easier with a 55 million dollar opening of it's special effects laden rebirth of The Incredible Hulk, it seems fitting to acknowledge the career of a special effects pioneer. Stan Winston, was one of the innovators of an industry that has become indispensable and inseparable from the concept of summer blockbuster movies. The Oscar winning special effects maven passed away this past Sunday. Winston, famous for effects in films as diverse as Jurassic Park, Terminator and Edward Scissorhands, most recently contributed to the soaring success of this year's top earner Iron Man. In the midst of transforming his Stan Winston Studio to the Winston Effects Group, it's clear that both his influence, vast experience and passionate enthusiasm will continue to drive his company and his legacy to continuing innovation and artistic milestones. We wish his family, friends and partners our condolences.