Tropic Thunder

I recently saw the movie tropic thunder and was wondering if any one knew how they achieved the effects in the ending credits. Are there any photoshop tutorials that any one knows that would give a similar effect.

Posted by chrischavez 9 years ago


How do you modify a thunder strobe to make it realistic?

I have  a Cannon Thunder Strobe w/sound effects.  I would like to make it act more like a real thunder/lightening storm.  The flash from the strobe and then the roll of thunder.  Right now, out of the box, it just flashes normally and the effect plays.  It does not look like a real lightening flash with thunder.  It needs to have a major pause between lightening flashes so the thunder can roll, then silence and darkness.  I have seen it done in Halloween Spirit stores, but the employees did not know how it was done.  It was fixed up by someone else.Any help will be appreciated.Jeff

Asked by Mr. Pyre 8 years ago


T.B.S (Thunder Bolt Series)

Here it is every one, The first of many guns in the Thunder Bolt Series.https://www.instructables.com/id/TBAP-Thunder-Bolt-Assault-Pistol/?comments=all#CL6VQQGFY3KSN4WKiller~SafeCracker

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 8 years ago


Does anyone know how to calculate the distance where a lightning has struck? Answered

I remember when I was a child we learned how to calculate the distance where a lightning has struck by counting the seconds between the time we saw the flash until we heard the thunder. I forgot the number that we multiplied the time by ( I think is the speed of sound). I thought about this after we had a nasty thunderstorm. Does anyone know?

Asked by blkhawk 7 years ago


Mammatus Clouds Observed in Aurora Colorado

A thunderstorm rolled in at about 3:00 p.m. near my house in Aurora Colorado. I was amazed by the clouds that were present, and recognized some of them as "Mammatus Clouds." These clouds are fairly rare, I've only ever seen then twice. They are named "Mammatus Clouds" because they resemble a mammals breast. These clouds were not as distinctly mammatus as the previous ones that I had observed, but they are still mammatus clouds nontheless. I thought that these are really cool, and that someone might enjoy seeing them. Enjoy! 3:00-3:55 6-15-2012 Aurora, Colorado

Posted by freeza36 5 years ago



Acrylic Lichtenberg figure? Answered

I have only see a how to do it on wood. So is it possible to create a lichtenberg figure in plastic? Ofc I have done my research on the topic but I'm not sure if a microwave transformer can do the trick. Or if a plain piece of acrylic is conductive enough to let the electron flow through. Thank you for your reply

Asked by Shizen 2 years ago


The possibility of crane-based railguns

It's just a curiosity. Anyway, so there I was, reading up on railguns (just for the heck of it), and after reading the part mentioning "millions of amps", it got me thinking, "What power source can provide millions of amps?" Then and there, I thought, "Lightning!", but how I could I use it? Wait... Oh, cranes! I could stick the railgun on a crane, then whenever the crane gets hit by lightning, it would fire a projectile! Now, who's willing to risk their lives to load a piece of metal up there? :D Nah, just joking. Anyway, I was just wondering if this idea would be feasible in the first place, and what would it take to implement.

Posted by nutsandbolts_64 5 years ago


TBOS (Thunder Bolt Oodammo Sidearm)

Here is my newest, and best pistol so far. It has a great range and accuracy. Check it out!!Killer~SafeCracker

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 8 years ago


about electricity ? Answered

How can I make a powerfull thundering current

Asked by chandrasenayush 1 year ago


My 2 dogs are afraid of thunder and lightning. They always get under your feet and trip you during storms. Any Ideas? Answered

I have 2 dogs. One is a toy poodle (my sisters), and the other is a mutt. (Hound, German Shepard, and a couple of other breeds) My problem is, they are afraid of storms, particularly thunder storms, and I love them to death but they get under your feet, trip you, jump on you (it hurts when the mutt jumps on you (75lbs.) ), and they whine. I just wanted to see if anyone had an idea that would cure them if this.

Asked by Gamerdude220 9 years ago


How do I feature an instructable? Answered

I want to feature Triple Threat Thunder (My knex ball machine) but I don't know how. Any one know? I will subscribe if I haven't subscribed to you already. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by Lightning Thunder 7 years ago


1966 Mustang exhaust help

  I am restoring a 1966 mustang coupe and i was wandering what kind of exhaust i should use. i was thinking about using the 50 Series Delta Flow American thunder. i want it to be aggressive but i do not want it to drone at highway speeds. any suggestions.

Asked by kyrisroy 7 years ago


will my four rabbit sbe ok out side during storms?

We live in nebraska wether changes suddenly a lot we have just orderd a hutch for them out side, they have been outside all day before but all come inside at night. it has been storming latly with a lot of thunder. i have read that they can die of being to scared. will they be ok being outside during thunder? they do will have shelter from the rain. also they are inside bunnies they sleep and are inside, will they be ok suddenly being outside all the time 24/7?

Asked by four bunnies 5 years ago


disc/disk brake squeal rear brake? Answered

After a rainy day riding my bike, i had wiped it down and forgot the rear brake and now it squeals when I try to use it. More like an elephant noise. Help please!

Asked by knektek 7 years ago


Top 10

My Top 10: 1.Iron maiden 2.Disturbed 3.Thunder (seeing last tour.) 4.saxon 5.sepltura 6.necrosis 7.parkway drive 8.Yes 9.Genasis 10.legion of the dambed

Posted by 22IronMaiden22 9 years ago


Leds with sound sensor and motion sensor? Answered

I'm planning to use an arduino uno to control 16 white 10mm leds that light up according to a sound and motion sensor. I'm planning to place them in a cloud and make the leds respond to thunder sounds. What sound and motion sensor do you recommend?

Asked by dinab1995 5 months ago


Hi dog barking at storm

Hi i have an australian terrier , he is 12 years old when ever there is a storm he runs around the yard chasing and barking at the thunder , the only way we can stop him is by drugging him . Has anyone got any idear's how to stop him.

Asked by kwaka47 8 years ago


i have to sleep like outside !

Today winter showed its presence here. nights with lightnings and thunders i want to get a glass roof and sleep under it outside ! or atleast to stick my head to the window of my room *tries to set up the computer desk next to the window and throw a mat over it*

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


Bizarre weather clouds!

I just came across this article  that I had to share.  I thought it was interesting.  We are supposed to have severe weather conditions here.  We had a thunder storm in December last night.  Weird. http://news.yahoo.com/giant-tsunami-shape-clouds-roll-across-alabama-sky-192102289.html . Sunshiine

Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago


How to positively charge something? Answered

I was sitting here in the middle of a thunder storm and I had a thought, usually the clouds are negatively charged during a lightning strike, so, if you used a large cannon to blast a positive iron ball into the air, you may be able to get lightning to strike it, then collect it to see what the lightning did. So, you would you charge a cannon ball? 

Asked by jj.inc 5 years ago


Strange Planet Part Two

Following along in the last post about the wild world of water, let's see what other natural oddities our Earth has for us. There's a strange sound coming from the ocean, they're calling it a "Bloop." The earth is known for whistling caves, and plopping mud puddles, thunder and earth quakes, so we know the earth is one vocal creature. But the bloop is new, and as of yet unknown. This is what we know: "Although the sound matches the profile of a living animal, it is much louder than any known creature can produce. Any creature that could produce such a sound would have to be many times larger than the largest whale."The story is here.What do you think it is?_BG\\via neatorama\\

Posted by lamedust 9 years ago


The New Knex Innovationists Tournament - T.N.K.I.T (Round 2 Results)

Sorry, i was all busy with the game called Little Big Planet, creating levels, etc. But here are the results, and again, everyone who posted something moved on. So here are the scores so you have something to brag about. And good luck in the next round! 1st: Killer~SafeCracker --- TBAR Thunder Bolt Assault Rifle --- 700/800 points. 2nd: ZakS95 --- Turret Bow --- 670/800 points. 3rd: K'nex Mad --- TNKIT Entry --- 660/800 points. 4th: SilentAssasin21 --- K'nex FAMAS Contest Entry --- 650/800 points. 5th: AJLeece --- Giant Rail Gun 'O' Doom --- 640/800 points.  6th: Millawi Legend --- My TNKIT Entry --- 625/800 points. 7th: DJ Radio --- OMEN XR --- 620/800 points. 8th: Owen-Mon-82397 --- K'nex Break Action Shotgun --- 600/800 points. 8th: K'nexguy --- K'nex MP5 --- 600/800 points. 9th: (Atlas) --- K'nex FAMAS --- 570/800 points. 10th: CJ81499 --- New Knex Innovations Chalenge Round 2 Cj81499's Entry --- 530/800 points. The people who are not listed did not move on. Link to round 3: https://www.instructables.com/community/The-New-Knex-Innovationists-Tournament-TNKIT-4/

Posted by Skreetsha 8 years ago


How would I make a computer generate sound effects on startup?

Here's the deal... I build computers as part of a hobby, and I often advice my friends and family. My sister would like me to build her an ultimate PC which she would like to title "Zeus." Now despite the fact that Zeus is the father of all gods, we have a budget, and I am thinking of a build that has only moderate-high speed that way there is some money left over for the aesthetics. I already plan on having a black case, possibly painted by an artist if I can find one. with a clear side panel and UV or white LED lights.  What I would like to do in an ideal world is have the LEDs flash on startup (like lightning) and then remain lit and have a sound effect played (like the sound of thunder) I am complete stumped on the lights for the moment but for the sound effect I was trying to figure out if there would be a way to remove one of the sound generators from one of those "halmark cards" and just plug it into a fan connector on the mobo for power or something. (Some minor guess work soldier work there). But the problem with that would be how do reprogram the flash memory that plays the specific sound file to a different sound file.  I could be going the wrong way about all of this, but I just thought of this idea the other day. I welcome any constructive ideas... 

Asked by Joshua Breeding 5 years ago


The New Knex Innovationists Tournament - T.N.K.I.T (Round 2)

Round 2 will be a less friendly round, it's time to bring out the guns! The gun you built for this contest has to have at least more then 100 parts. I know that sounds like much but it really isn't. Where you're gun will be judge on: - Reliability (Does it jam a lot, is reloading easy enough?) - Structeral Integrity (When you drop a gun, you don't want it to break or jam up, so is it strong?) - Looks (Of course, you wanna show off with your gun so it has to look cool too, so does it?) - Innovation (Innovative mechanisms and other never-done-before stuff, will get you big points!) Entries have to be entered as a forum topic, video, slideshow or Instructable. Enter your gun before the deadline which is: 20 October 2009. Good luck! -Viccie.B1993- The contestants are: Kairah - Entry: Jollex - Entry: (Atlas) - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-FAMAS/ SilentAssassin21 - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-famas-contest-entry/ Knexguy - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/id/MP5K-Knex-TNKIT/ ZakS95 - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/community/Knex-Turret-Bow/ Serial-Cricket - Entry: 222222222539 - Entry: K'nex Mad - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/community/tnkit-entry/ DJ Radio - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-OMEN-XR/ Killer~SafeCracker - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/id/TBAR-Thunder-Bolt-Assault-Rifle/ The Jamalam - Entry: Owen-Mon-82397 - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Break-Action-Shotgun/ Heat-Seeker - Entry: Cj81499 - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/id/new-knex-innovations-chalenge-round-2-cj81499s-en/ AJLeece - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/community/Giant-Rail-Gun-o-Doom-Knex-Cannon-Un-F/ Millawi Legend - Entry: https://www.instructables.com/community/My-TNKIT-Entry/ Link to the results of this round: (NO LINK YET POSSIBLE SINCE THIS ROUND IS STILL GOING)

Posted by Skreetsha 8 years ago


I have been working on a robot for a while. Can someone help me my code?

I built a robot with an arduino and a thunder tumbler rc. Can someone help me with my code? I will post a video on youtube of what it does. I want the tumbler to drive straight and when the bump switch gets hit it will back up and turn left or right(can remember) and then drive straight again. Here is the code. There might be a few stray bits from a ping ultrasonic sensor in there as well. I dont want that but i didnt see anything left. int switchPin= 2; // Right bump switch on pin 2 int swval; int ledPin = 13; // LED connected to digital pin 13 int motorpinright = 11; // pin for left motor reverse int motorpinleft = 9; // pin for left motor forward int motorpinrevright = 3; // pin for right motor reverse int motorpinrevleft = 10; // pin for right motor forward void setup() { pinMode(switchPin, INPUT); // Sets the digital pin as input pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); // Sets the digital pin as output pinMode(motorpinright, OUTPUT); // Motor drives----------- pinMode(motorpinleft, OUTPUT); //------------------------ pinMode(motorpinrevright, OUTPUT); //------------------------ pinMode(motorpinrevleft, OUTPUT); //------------------------ } void loop() { delay(100); analogWrite(motorpinleft, 255); //100% speed analogWrite(motorpinright, 255); //100% speed0 analogWrite(motorpinleft, 0); //stop left motor analogWrite(motorpinright, 0); //stop right motor analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 0); // stop right rev motor analogWrite(motorpinrevleft, 0); // stop left rev motor analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 255); //100% speed analogWrite(motorpinleft, 255); //100% speed delay(380); //380 milliseconds analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 0); // off analogWrite(motorpinleft, 0); // off digitalWrite(switchPin, HIGH); // Sets the pin to high swval = digitalRead(switchPin); // Read input value and store it if (swval == LOW) { analogWrite(motorpinleft, 0); //stop left motor analogWrite(motorpinright, 0); //stop right motor analogWrite(motorpinrevleft, 0); // stop left rev motor analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 0); // stop right rev motor analogWrite(motorpinrevleft, 255); //100% speed analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 255); //100% speed delay(800); //800 milliseconds analogWrite(motorpinrevleft, 0); // off analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 0); // off analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 255); //100% reverse speed analogWrite(motorpinleft, 255); //100% forward speed delay(700); //700 milliseconds analogWrite(motorpinrevright, 0); // off analogWrite(motorpinleft, 0); // off delay(50); //50 milliseconds } /*------------------------------------------------ */ }  

Asked by TOCO 7 years ago


T.V.I.K.T KNEX TOURNAMENT Round 1

ATTENTION! EVERYONE THAT ENTERED AND 3 WILDCARDS WILL MOVE ON SINCE I ONLY RCIEVED A FEW ENTRIES. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ENTERED. THE NEXT ROUND WILL BEGIN IN A WEEK OR SO. YOU WILL STILL RECIEVE A SCORE AND A RANKING AND THE OVERALL WINNER WILL HAVE THE MOST POINTS TOTAL. MORE DETAILS IN THE NEXT ROUND. YOU WILL STILL BE SCORED!!!!!! A knex gun 15 PEOPLE WILL MOVE ON Duration This round will last from September 12th to October 20th. Description For this round you must create any kind of gun out of no more than knex, rubber bands, string, and tape. Requirements Must shoot a projectile Can ONLY contain knex, rubber bands, string, and tape Modified parts are allowed Must be your original idea You may NOT enter a previously posted gun for this round only. A modified version or a new, un-posted version of one of your instructables will be accepted. Contestants and Entries IF THERE ARENT ENOUGH ENTRIES THERE WILL BE 2 WILDCARD SLOTS. THOSE MUST BE ENTERED BETWEEN OCTOBER 20TH AND OCTOBER 25TH 1. The Jamalam- No entry 2. dutchwarlord- No entry 3. Knex mad- www.instructables.com/community/tvikt-entry/ 4. Smilee- No entry 5. Sprout_Less- No entry 6. Killer~SafeCracker- https://www.instructables.com/id/TBAR-Thunder-Bolt-Assault-Rifle-1/ 7. trauts- https://www.instructables.com/community/TAR-v1/ 8. Wicky- www.instructables.com/community/TVIKT-Entry-1/ 9. Ferrari484- No entry 10. knexsuperbulderfreak- www.instructables.com/id/mini-knex-cannon/ 11. NYPA- JUDGING 12. Kinetic- www.instructables.com/community/And-you-thought-pump-action-guns-were-coolTVIKT/ 13. Strato96- No entry 14. Big Z- www.instructables.com/community/DRAGON/ 15. Nickawesome- No entry 16. dsman195276- No entry 17. Millawi Legend- No entry 18. chopstx- www.instructables.com/community/TVIKT-entry-SKAK/ 19. DarkVolt- No entry 20. Coreyt- https://www.instructables.com/id/tvikt-entry-turret-pistol/ 21. Barrax- No entry 22. Smilee- www.instructables.com/id/TVIKT-entry/ (wildcard) 23. bigdylan91- www.instructables.com/community/BDAP/ (wildcard) 24. logic boy- www.instructables.com/id/The-FSSG/ (wildcard) IF YOU ENTERED SOMETHING AND I SAID YOU DID NOT PM ME ASAP OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER. Judges 1. Shadowninja41 2. DJ Radio 3. NYPA Scoring Method up to 15 points-each judge gives up to 5 points for overall up to 9 points-each judge will give up to 3 points for looks up to 6 points-each judge gives 0-2 points of innovation up to 10 points-I will give each creation up to 10 points on how much I like it up to 2 points-a video displaying the qualities will add 2 points up to 2 points-for power given by me. If it is powerful enough (range/piercing/weight of ammo) you can receive up to 2 points DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 20TH NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Electroinnovation 8 years ago


Walking with Dinosaurs

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS the Live Experience is no longer produced or presented by Immersion Edutainment -- please revise your copy appropriately. For 200 million years the Dinosaurs ruled the earth Now, they’re back roaming the arenas of America in an extraordinary new theatrical production WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience Based on the award-winning BBC Television Series Now on a two-year North American tour June 10, 2008--- Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience is now on tour in North America. Over one and a half million Americans have already seen the production since it opened in July 2007. The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS came to life at Sydney’s Acer Arena in January 2007. The show proved itself such a sensation, that this North American tour was fast-tracked. It began a short three months after completing its sold out engagements in Australia. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company, headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “The BBC Series was a brilliant blend of special effects, escapism, excitement and information. Our show brings together all of that, plus something extra - it’s live! In this production, fifteen roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.” Pavlovic continued, “The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It’s a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike. With Walking with Dinosaurs, we really believe we have created a new genre in entertainment and we hope to continue to bring new product to arenas for years to come ” WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience has sold out performances and broken records in arenas all over the America – generating more than $50 million in ticket sales to date. It has been seen on "The Today Show," Good Morning America," "Live with Regis and Kelly," and has been written about in Newsweek, The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal. It was the subject of a Discovery Channel Really Big Things episode and a video clue category on Jeopardy. more WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - Page 2 The production has won the 2007 THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Touring Event. The THEAs recognize excellence in the creation of compelling educational, historical, and entertainment projects. Artistic Director William May developed the creative vision of the show based on an original idea by entrepreneur Bruce Mactaggart to create an arena version of the Walking with Dinosaurs television series. A talented and experienced team of creative artists came together to produce WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience. The show is directed by Scott Faris, a Broadway veteran who has worked side by side with Harold Prince, Trevor Nunn, Michael Blakemore, Gene Saks, John Caird, Tommy Tune and Jerry Zaks. The creatures are designed and built by Sonny Tilders; the set and projected image design are by Peter England; the show’s lighting is by John Rayment, our score was composed by James Brett; and Warner Brown wrote the script. Tim Haines, creator and producer of the original BBC series, which was seen by a worldwide audience of 700 million, serves as Project Consultant to WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience. The series won six Emmy and three BAFTA Awards. Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the original production. The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species. With almost cinematic realism, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, and the audience sees how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators. The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs. Variety said, “The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble. In act one, the beasts parade into the arena gnashing and cavorting as a safari-suited paleontologist describes their attributes … in the second half, the action cranks up, culminating in a spectacular clash as a T-Rex mom defends her baby from predators. Sonny Tilders' triumphant creature design ensures ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ is a truly spectacular spectacular. It is everything a dino-phile could want.” The New York Times said that in this show dinosaurs make "a thundering comeback after 65 million years." Gloria Goodale of the Christian Science Monitor said, “When the dinosaurs start pouring out onto the stage, if you don’t have to stifle the natural flight response of any living breathing being, then it’s your pulse that needs checking.” Newsweek called the show, "that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together." More WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - Page 3 It took artists and technicians one year to build the show. The 15 dinosaurs were originally “hatched” by Tilders, the head of creature design, in a Melbourne Docklands workshop big enough to park a 747. For the North American tour, the only building large enough to house rehearsals for the dinosaurs – some as large as 36 ft tall by 56 ft long, was the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center! Artistic Director William May is known around the globe for co-producing shows with Malcolm Cooke for the past 30 years, including The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. He produced Marilyn An American Fable on Broadway and co-composed and wrote the musical Always for the West End. Director Scott Faris directed Michael Crawford in EFX at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, which at the time was the biggest stage production ever conceived, and was on the production team that created Siegfried & Roy at the Mirage Hotel. Faris has directed Chicago the Musical in 16 countries around the world in over a dozen languages. Most recently he directed Bette Midler in her new Las Vegas show, The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesars Palace. Faris said, "We take the audience on a journey back in time and show them how the dinosaurs might have actually looked in their prime - huge, sometimes frightening, sometimes comical monsters - that fought for survival every day of their lives. Our dinosaurs move exactly like they are real -- with all the roars, snorts and excitement that go with it. The realism is mind-blowing!" Sonny Tilders, who designed and built the creatures has been, for the past decade, one of the major creative forces of the high-tech world of animatronic puppetry for film and television. He was one of the lead animatronic engineers for Jim Henson’s Creature workshop on the Farscape series, followed by work on Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Peter Pan, Ghost Rider and The Chronicles of Narnia. Tilders said, “Many of the technologies we are using on WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience are borrowed from film. The computer software and hardware we have developed is based on the systems used to control animatronic creatures in feature films.” “To make it appear that these creatures are flesh and blood weighing six, eight or even 20 tons, we use a system called ‘muscle bags,’ made from stretch mesh fabric and filled with polystyrene balls, stretched across moving points on the body. These contract and stretch in the same manner that muscle, fat, and skin does on real creatures.” “The puppeteers use ‘voodoo rigs’ to make many of the dinosaurs move. They are miniature versions of the dinosaurs with the same joints and range of movement as their life-sized counterparts. The puppeteer manipulates the voodoo rig and these actions are interpreted by computer and transmitted by radio waves to make the hydraulic cylinders in the actual dinosaur replicate the action, with a driver hidden below the animal, helping to maneuver it around the arena.” Suited puppeteer specialists, who are inside the creatures, operate five of the smaller dinosaurs. More WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - Page 4 Warner Brown wrote the script of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience. He is an accomplished writer whose works include the book of the musical Flickers on Broadway, the screenplay of Nijinsky for Regent Entertainment, the musical The Black and White Ball, which features music by Cole Porter and The Truth About Light, written with composer Jimmy Roberts. Other credits include a new version of Half A Sixpence for the West End in 2008, Garbo – The Musical with music by Jim Steinman and Michael Reed, playing in Europe, and the plays and musicals Scandal, The Biograph Girl, Six for Gold, Cinderella, Talullah for a Day and Dance for Life. The score of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience is by James Brett whose work can be heard on soundtracks including 10,000 BC, Alien vs Predator, Miramax's Ella Enchanted and the forthcoming UK feature Outpost. He also helped create the groundbreaking collaboration between Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony. The album S&M has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The sets and projections are by the multi-award winning designer Peter England whose work has toured the world extensively. A frequent collaborator at Opera Australia, the Australian Ballet and Bangarra Dance Theatre, he also designed sections of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, three City of Sydney New Year's Eve Celebrations and in 2002 was a finalist in the international design competition for the Pentagon Memorial in Washington DC. Lighting Designer John Rayment lit the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; Hong Kong’s original A Symphony of Light, a massive cityscape permanent lighting display involving over 18 buildings; Singapore’s 2002 National Day Parade stadium event; and Singapore’s Marina Bay annual New Year’s Eve Countdown display. Rayment also works frequently at Opera Australia and has lit 30 productions for Sydney Dance Company. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company. For more information, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com. Video of the show is available on our site under “The Dinosaurs” tab in the middle of the front page. # # # For more information about WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Live Experience, or to set up coverage about the show, please contact: David Barber, Davidson & Choy Publicity 323-954-7510 ex 19; d.barber@dcpublicity.com Walking with Dinosaurs word mark & logo TM & © BBC 1998

Posted by David BPR 9 years ago