If you searched any of my posts related to Jurassic Park, and Jurassic World, on the web, then you’d know these franchise means a great deal to me. That first film was the spark that ignited a love of film and beyond, all those years ago in a cinema in Cornwall. So, it’s with great excitement that Jurassic World Dominion arrives this 10 June, and now we’re all getting the chance to immerse in some of the new goodness in a new experience in Trafalgar Square, this week, in London!
From Wednesday 25th May to Sunday 29th May, the installation will run and we’ll all get a chance to meet one of the stars of the upcoming Jurassic World Dominion, a never-before-seen life-size Giganotosaurus!
The dinosaur, featured in the epic conclusion of the Jurassic era, will be brought to life in London’s Trafalgar Square using first-of-its-kind filmmaking technology. Visitors will get to meet the Giganotosaurus in a unique, unmissable immersive experience that champions the unrivalled, groundbreaking legacy of Jurassic World‘s visual effects and technology.
Continuing a 30-year partnership dating back to the original Jurassic Park, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have again teamed up with the award-winning VFX leaders at Industrial Light & Magic to resurrect a full-size Giganotosaurus using the latest in virtual production technology from the film industry in the UK. Using an 8m x 8m high-resolution LED screen, the Trafalgar Square background will be recreated from LiDAR scans and photogrammetry.
Created and animated by ILM’s London studio, the Giganotosaurus will then be composited onto a screen in front of this 3D background. The entire composition will be lit based on environmental conditions on the day by technicians from Territory Studio London. Jurassic World Dominion is the first to bring this technology to the public realm, in the perfect storytelling context, to create the ultimate immersive experience.
Visitors will have the opportunity to capture their experience with the Giganotosaurus, as well as exploring a specially built Dinosaur Tracking Base displaying artefacts from the films, including a model of Velociraptor Blue, a dinosaur egg incubator, and a cast of the only Giganotosaurus skull ever discovered, which was uncovered in the Candeleros Formation of Patagonia in 1993.
Admission to the event is free, no pre-booking is required, and will be open to the public:
- Wednesday 25th May – 11am-8pm
- Thursday 26th May – 10am – 6pm
- Friday 27th May – 11am-8pm
- Saturday 28th May – 10am-8pm
- Sunday 29th May – 10am-8pm