Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film special make-up effects creator, best known for his work in the Terminator series, the first three Jurassic Park films, Aliens, the first two Predator films, Inspector Gadget, Iron Man, and Edward Scissorhands. He won four Academy Awards for his work.Winston, a frequent collaborator with director James Cameron, owned several effects studios, including Stan Winston Digital. The established areas of expertise for Winston were in makeup, puppets and practical effects, but he had recently expanded his studio to encompass digital effects as well.
Winston was born on April 7, 1946, in Arlington, Virginia to a Jewish family, where he graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1964. He studied painting and sculpture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, from which he graduated in 1968.
Movies & TV shows
Return to Jurassic Park
The film goes through the making of the film, the storm during shooting, and how it helped change the world of special effects. All interviews for these retrospective documentaries have comments from ...
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The G.I can be found from the Egyptian desert to the polar ice caps. The JOE team uses the latest in spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the my...
John needs to lead the resistance. Marcus Wright's existence confuses the mission asConnor tries to determine if he is a friend or foe.
The Deaths of Ian Stone
The story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day and wakes up in slightly different lives is told in Deaths.
The sound of bat wings, an empty coffin, fangs, tiny punctures on the neck, fear of the cross, and death from daylight are just some of the things that come to mind. These are the creatures of the nig...
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
This historical and critical look at slasher films begins with Halloween, Friday the 13th, and prom night. The film's directors, writers, producers, and special effects creators discuss the film's suc...
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Making of 'Predator 2'
The making of Predator 2
John Constantine has traveled to Hell before. The world of demons and angels is the subject of a policewoman and a man's investigation into the suicide of their twin sister.
Amy Klein is watching a video of a group of kids. Amy had a puzzle. She goes to hell after opening an object in her hotel room.
Fangoria: Blood Drive
Short film collection bringing together the winners of the Blood Drive film contest hosted by Fangoria. Titles include The Hitch, A Man And His Finger, Inside, Shadows Of The Dead, Mr. Eryams, Disturb...
No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects
The digital effects are being looked at.
Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'
This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the scenes footage fi...
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgement Day, and he's still living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. T-X was told to finish what T-1000 starte...
Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they are hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men.
In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage...
Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'
There are many cast and crew interviews that show us on the making of The Terminator. To understand how hard it was for this idea to become a reality, we have to look at all this and much more.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
His wife adopted David. David can't live a normal life because of unforeseen circumstances. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarked on a journey to discover where he truly belon...
When two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with a beautiful Naval nurse, their friendship is put to the ultimate test. When they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastati...
If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator'
A behind-the-scenes look at the 1987 sci-fi/action film that has since become one of the modern classics, about a team of special forces soldiers who find themselves being hunted down and killed by a ...
Earth vs. the Spider
A shy comic book fan is injected with an experimental serum and starts turning into a spider. A policeman is investigating a strange case when web covered bodies start appearing.
The Making of 'Terminator 2 3D'
This overly entertaining making-of for the Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) spin-off, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996), reveals everything from concept to final product, which is a 12 minute 3-D rid...
John Brown is a security guard who was badly injured in an explosion. A leading robotic surgeon uses state-of-the-art gadgets and tools. John, along with his niece,Penny, and his dog, Brain, are named...
End of Days
The turn of the millennium will be celebrated in New York City. The Devil went to the city to look for his bride. There is only one hope for the world to end.
The stars of a 1980s sci-fi show are on an alien spaceship. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the cast members f...
An anthropologist and a homicide detective are trying to destroy a South American lizard-like god who is on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
Interviews with William Friedkin, Stan Winston, John McNaughton, Tom Holland and Ridley Scott are included in the documentary.
A scary maestro with supernatural powers is being forced out of a small town. There are many dance routines performed by Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson's HIStory and Blood on the Dance Floor albums ...
Making the 'Lost World'
Behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of director Steven Spielberg's 1997 film "The Lost World."
The Making of 'Jurassic Park'
This documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jurassic Park, one of the 90's biggest hits and a milestone in special effects development. Narrated by James Earl Jones,...
Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?)
The purported "Alien Autopsy" footage that was allegedly filmed by the United States military after the legendaryufo crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 is the subject of a "prime time" television ...
The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
There is a documentary about the making of the sequel.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Ten years have passed since Sarah was killed. John, the leader of the resistance, is going to be the target of a newer, more deadly terminator. John and his mother are in danger.
A Gnome Named Gnorm
As they track a killer, a young Los Angeles police officer and a mysterious creature become unlikely partners. When a sting operation goes wrong, the officer is blamed for the murder of his colleague ...
Invaders from Mars
In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the minds of his parents, his least-liked teacher and other townspeople. The boy asked fo...
When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species on. All contact with the planet is lost when a company sends a f...
The Making of the Terminator
This documentary treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Terminator, the now-classic science fiction film about an ordinary woman being pursued by an unstoppable assassin ro...
Sarah Connor's unborn son is destined to lead insurgency against 21st century mechanical hegemony, and in the post apocalyptic future, the reigning tyrannical supercomputers are able to kill her by us...
When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.
There are parasites in Paul Dean's stomach. While trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant, he and his female companion must find a way to destroy it.
Barbara Hershey plays a single mother who is raped in her bedroom and can't see who did it. In her car, in the bath, and in front of her children, she was attacked. Is this a case of hysteria or a cas...
Dead & Buried
After a series of gory murders committed by townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses seem to be coming back to life and living in the small town.
Domestic robots fall in love and run off together.
Jon lost his hand in a car accident and is a comic book artist. The hand that was not found at the scene of the accident was used to kill those who were angry with Jon.
Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller ...
A man is dead on the streets of New York. Robert Ginty can't stop Christopher George from turning New York into a war zone.
Mansion of the Doomed
An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who lost her own ...
W.C. Fields and Me
New York in the 20th century. C is related to another. Fields is a successful entertainer, but when his girlfriend leaves him and his broker loses his money, he moves to California. While working at a...
Get Christie Love!
In Get Christie Love!, Teresa Graves played an undercover female police detective who was determined to overthrow a drug ring.
The Bat People
Dr. John Beck decided to take his wife to Carlsbad Caverns. Dr. was there Beck is bitten by a fruit bat. He becomes a vampire bat. The treatments are not working when he escapes and seeks help. They a...
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
As the civil rights movement reached Louisiana, a New York journalist traveled to interview a woman who had just turned 100. Before slavery ended, she tells him about her earliest memories. In between...
After receiving word about a mysterious carcass/skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter decide to remove it from the burial grounds for further study. Once they do so, they...
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