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Mark Hallett an American artist well know for his restorations of prehistoric life called "paleoart", a term Hallett himself coined. Hallet was consulted in early pre-production of Jurassic Park in 1990.

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Involvement in Jurassic ParkEdit

In early pre-production of the film in 1990, Mark Hallett served as a consultant for the film. Besides being a concept artist himself, Hallett's job was to give advice to the concept artists and computer animators so that they would make the dinosaurs accurate anatomy wise and that they were biomechanically probable. Hallett was contacted in 1990 by production designer Rick Carter who had seen Hallett's 1984 painting of Mamenchisaurus "crossing the flats". Carter offered him the job and invited Hallett to Amblin Entertainment's studio. Mark Hallett's first assignments from Carter was to create concept art of the breakout and subsequent attack of the film's Tyrannosaurus rex.[1]

Mark Hallett was known to have primarily did concept art of the film's carnivorous theropods: Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and Tyrannosaurus rex. He also created 1:8 scale maquette of a Tyrannosaurus head based on the factious design created by Stan Winston Studio and a 1:5 scale Dilophosaurus head, both now lost. In addition, Hallett was consulted for digital storyboards of the T. rex attack made by Stefan Dechant of Industrial Light and Magic.[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Hallett, Mark. (Spring 2013) "Sketch me a Spitter! An Artist Remembers Jurassic Park". Prehistoric Times Magazine, 105, pp. 47-48
  2. Hallett, Mark. (Spring 2013) "Sketch me a Spitter! An Artist Remembers Jurassic Park". Prehistoric Times Magazine, 105, pp. 47-49

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