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Stan Winston, Special Effects Artist, (1946 - 2008)
Date: 19 June 2008

Links: NY Times Article / Stan Winston Biography / LA Times Article /

By now, most of you probably know that Stan Winston died at his Malibu, CA home on June 15th. There's a link to his NY Times obituary above.

I've always loved movies and special effects. Stan Winston was one of the names that I looked for when sitting through credits. I'd watch the extra features especially to learn about the art and artistry of special effects. I managed to sit in on a presentation by him at a science fiction convention years ago and found him to be an excellent speaker as well as very approachable.

He made movie magic. He made us believe that what we saw was real even knowing that it was created by artists to fool our eyes. Alien. Jurassic Park. Terminator 2. He made us believe. He's a magic will be missed.

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