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Re: Dinosaur Planet dirt



Dear Thom and List,

    I just spoke to Jim Kirkland a little while ago, and he confirmed that
the models were indeed my "lost" sculptures. He also mentioned that my eino
was used as reference for the CGI ones.  This has turned out to be a
pleasant surprise. Now all I am wondering, is if I received any mention in
the credits.

Ego needs some fueling Cliff


----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
To: <dinonaut@emerytelcom.net>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 3:20 PM
Subject: RE: Dinosaur Planet dirt


> Cliff,
>
> If memory serves, it was the Centrosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Einiosaurus,
> and a Torosaurus miscalled Triceratops (I'd have to go back to double
check,
> but I remember a VERY long frill).
>
> And I'm pretty certain they didn't use skeletal references, because of
> aforemetioned problems with their hadrosaur limbs...
>
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Vertebrate Paleontologist
> Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
> University of Maryland College Park Scholars
> College Park, MD  20742
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>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> > Cliff Green
> > Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 5:11 PM
> > To: dinosaur mailing list
> > Subject: Dinosaur Planet dirt
> >
> >
> >
> > Dear Tommy and List,
> >
> >     I kept falling asleep during the first showings last night. What
four
> > ceratopsian models are you talking about? I sculpted four ceratopsian
> > models, three years ago, for "When Dinosaurs roamed America', that where
> > eventually dropped in preproduction. They were pachyrhinosaurus,
> > centrosaurus, Torosaurus, and Einosaurus.Only my triceratops and
> > Zuniceratops were used.Scott Sampson told me a few months ago, that
> > Evergreen gave him my Einosaurus model as a gift. The CGI einosaurs,
last
> > night, looked remarkably like my model. I was wondering if they used my
> > pieces in one capacity or another, after all.
> >     If you feel that the CGI quality wasn't as good as previous dino
> > documentaries, please feel free to speak up. The powers that be didn't
use
> > sculptures as reference for this newest outing. They felt that the CGI
> > technology was advanced enough that they could just use skeletal
> > reference.
> > I, and several other artists, where originally told that they would be
> > working with us again.
> >     If you don't like lawn dart pterosaurs,  ballet dancer ankled
> > maisaurs,
> > little duckbills looking like big duckbills, and all the other
anatomical
> > boo boos, please don't blame the paleosculptors. We where also cut in
> > pre -production.
> >
> >  Cliff
> >
> > > Further kudos to Scott Sampson.  Really liked the 4 Ceratopian
> > models and
> > > the bit with the Einiosaurus.
> > >
> > > Looking forward to Tuesday night,
> > > Tommy Bradley :)
> > >
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