Video: The Evolution Of The 'Jurassic Park' Raptor Suit

Though Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is well-known for its advancements in computer graphics, legendary creature creator Stan Winston had plenty of work to do, too. He created numerous dinosaurs for the film including the all-important Velociraptor, the main antagonist of the movie. Several of the bird-like carnivores were rendered in a computer but Winston and his team also created suits that humans could comfortably wear and maneuver while still looking like a raptor.

Stan Winston Studios supervisor John Rosengrant was the main man inside the suits and recently posted a video showing how he, Winston and his team went from crude models all the way through the final filming. You can check it out below along with a few images too.

Thanks to via IO9 for this video. Rosengrant is the one narrating the video.

And here are a few images from the blog linked above, which has even more images and quotes from Rosengrant.

Did you realize there was that much practical creature work in the film? If it was made today, would it be strictly CG?