How ‘Avatar’ Revolutionized The Cinematic World

Screen Rant – October 23, 2020 at 10:47AM:

Seeing James Cameron’s Avatar in theaters was a movie experience like no other. It was an event that would shake up the industry for years to come, but the record-breaking success of Avatar didn’t just happen over night. Cameron spent the better part of a decade developing the story, design, and production technology needed to bring the world of Pandora to life. The intricate, and oftentimes painstaking, production of Avatar introduced new technologies to the film industry that revolutionized how we approach film making to this day. Join us as we explore the awe-inspiring process of developing Avatar from a concept to a movie that truly changed the world.

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‘Avatar 2’ Underwater Scenes Had Sigourney Weaver and the Cast Holding Their Breath Over Six Minutes at a Time

/Film – October 21, 2020 at 03:35PM:

Sigourney Weaver Avatar 2 set photos

Director James Cameron recently revealed that production on Avatar 2 is 100% complete in both live-action and motion capture filming, and Avatar 3 wasn’t too far behind. If you’re wondering what’s taking so damn long, it might be more than just the extensive post-production process and development of state-of-the-art technology. Because according to Sigourney Weaver, preparation for the shoot required cast members to train with “elite military divers” in order to allow them to hold their breath underwater for as much as six minutes, so Cameron could maximize the amount of footage he could capture in a single take.

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