Phil Tippett is speaking at FMX: a look back at his visual effects highlights


Star Wars, RoboCop, Jurassic Park and Starship Troopers are just some of the projects Phil Tippett has left his indelible mark on. The visual effects supervisor famously navigated a major transition in the visual effects industry from practical effects – in which he had specialised in stop-motion animation – to the digital world we are so familiar with today.

Soon Tippett will be sharing this journey at FMX in Stuttgart, Germany, as part of a Then & Now series of talks I’m co-ordinating at the conference. His talk is called ‘Lessons in Motion: “Star Wars” to “Starship Troopers”, and Beyond’ and will take place on Friday April 27th. There’s also going to be a screening the night before of MAD GOD, Tippett’s return to the world of stop-motion.

Right now, vfxblog has this special gallery featuring Tippett’s work from over the years in film – from humble beginnings through to major effects blockbusters. Enjoy, and hope to see you at FMX.


Check out the rest of the FMX 2018 program here.