doddleTALKS Tech With Visual Effects Legend Phil Tippett

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

Phil Tippett is a legend in the filmmaking and visual effects business, making his mark on such films as the original Star Wars trilogy, RoboCop (ED-209 is a fan favorite), Dragonslayer and others, pioneering his “Go-Motion” method of perfecting stop-motion effects on The Empire Strikes Back.

Check out our podcast with Phil Tippett here.

When CGI replaced his Go-Motion dinos in Jurassic Park, Tippett went onto developing ground-breaking CGI VFX with his Tippett Studio, including Starship TroopersThe Twilight Saga and more. He’s directed several films, including Starship Troopers 2.

(Artwork from Cinefex)

About James DeRuvo

James has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. A writer about the technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James is also an award winning film director, having garnered a Telly Award for his short film Searching for Inspiration. He's also worked as a producer of many talk radio programs in Los Angeles with topics ranging from entertainment to travel to technology.