Tippett Studio Tour: Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Robocop

Legendary special effects animator Phil Tippett gives Will and Norm a tour of his studio, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of a few iconic props and creatures from Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Robocop. Plus, Norm fulfills a lifelong dream for only $5.

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20 thoughts on “Tippett Studio Tour: Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Robocop

  1. Tippett’s facial expression when Norm holds the Academy Award gives me douche-chills. So uninterested. That must have been a hard interview.

    I got the same feeling. Norm being so enthusiastic just contrasted it so much more. Probably just didn’t like some dude touching his awards that are probably polished 800 times a day. That or he was just wasn’t too comfortable on camera at first, he seems better later on.

    Fascinating stuff though. Very well produced video!

  2. “For a dollar!” we have to hear what was going through Norm’s head when he said that…

    “is he serious or is he just kidding? He must be kidding, haha… wait, He isnt laughing he is just staring at me. OK, I hope I have a dollar…”

  3. i usually never carry cash. was really fortunate that i had money at that moment. it was really unplanned!

  4. dudes thats it?

    there is so much more than what you had shown i can tell, you’re holding out.

    just plain studio details would be great.

    was that a retractable ceiling to let more light in above ed209?

    shots of work benches?

  5. Tippett’s facial expression when Norm holds the Academy Award gives me douche-chills. So uninterested. That must have been a hard interview.

    I got the same feeling. Norm being so enthusiastic just contrasted it so much more. Probably just didn’t like some dude touching his awards that are probably polished 800 times a day. That or he was just wasn’t too comfortable on camera at first, he seems better later on.

    Fascinating stuff though. Very well produced video!

    I got this game vibe… Just watching the video made ma bit uncomfortable. Way to push through norm.. lol Nice job.

    Great video, really enjoyed it.

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