Special Presentation: Animating Dinosaurs for Hollywood Movies

How does Hollywood bring dinosaurs to life? Join us for a special presentation on Monday, September 24 at 11 a.m. in the Royal Tyrrell Museum auditorium. Animator Glen McIntosh will share an inside look at his work on the Jurassic Park films. This event is free to the public, but will not be recorded or live-tweeted.

Animator Glen McIntosh signing a poster for one of the Jurassic Park films he has worked on.

Animator Glen McIntosh signing a poster for one of the Jurassic Park films he has worked on.

Animator Glen McIntosh has been a fan of dinosaurs ever since he was a little boy growing up in Calgary and making frequent trips to Drumheller. He has been in the film and animation business for over 20 years, and has worked on a variety of films, including Star Wars (Episodes 1-3), The Day After Tomorrow, Transformers, Super 8, E.T. :The Special Edition, The Mummy, Pacific Rim, Lone Survivor, and Ready Player One.

Glen is best known for his work on the Jurassic Park films. For Jurassic Park III he served as the Lead Animator of the Velociraptors. For Jurassic World he was the overall Animation Supervisor. For Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom he was the Co-Animation Supervisor and worked at Pinewood Studios with the actors. For the Indominus rex, Glen garnered an Annie nomination for Outstanding Character Animation in a Live-Action Film. He also received two Visual Effects Society nominations, a Hollywood Press Association Nomination, and Satellite nomination for the Indominus rex and all the other animals in Jurassic World.

In addition to teaching classes in animal and performance animation, Glen has lectured at Berkeley University, and at the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, which specifically focuses on dinosaur movement and comparative anatomy with modern animals. His dinosaur and alien concept artwork can be seen online and in such books as The Art Of Revenge Of The Sith and Star Wars Concepts. Glen is a member of the Visual Effects branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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