Earlier this week, Peter attended an exclusive discussion called “3D: A Transforming Visual Art – A Conversation With Michael Bay and James Cameron.” The point of the event was to discuss the use of 3D in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and how 3D in general has evolved over the last few years including, of course, the application in Avatar.
However, according to Peter’s write up, the interview wasn’t strictly a love letter to the third dimension. It was much more realistic, open and critical of the medium. “Michael Bay was as honest as you can get, explaining how everything and anything can, and did, go wrong while shooting his movie with Cameron’s 3D camera rigs….Cameron was also honest, admitting that 3D filmmaking is still in the early stages, and it will only get better.”
For more info on the event, head over to Peter’s write up and watch his video blog with Frosty from Collider. But if you’d like to see these two titans of filmmaking going head to head yourself, as well as some brand new footage from Transformers: Dark of the Moon, check out a clip after the jump. Read More »
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We know that James Cameron has a deal with Fox to make two sequels to Avatar, and that the project(s) will be his next films. When that deal was announced we heard some basic facts, and in the months since producer Jon Landau has spoken a bit more about plans for the films. But if you’re hanging on for every last detail about the upcoming sequels, we’ve got Mr. Cameron’s most recent statements after the break. Read More »
Youtube user Charman64 has used clips from Avatar to help illustrate the Gorillaz song “Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey’s Head“. Watch the video embedded after the jump.
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TorrentFreak has compiled a list of the most pirated movies of 2010. So which film takes the top honor?
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The most touching quote to come out of James Cameron’s Avatar was “I see you.” It was everything the film was about; words that represented an almost spiritual connection between the speaker and the listener.
Well, “we see you” people in the above Avatar wedding photo and the spirit of Eywa in all of us wishes we hadn’t. Read a bit more about this hilarious abomination after the jump. Read More »
To help promote the Blu-ray release of Avatar: The Collectors Edition Blu-ray, 20th Century Fox Home Video gave a housewife blogger named Lo-Lo 4,000 Blu-ray discs to recreate the Avatar movie poster in mosaic. Lo-Lo is actually a Guinness Book of World Records holder for the world record for the biggest toast mosaic (9,852 slices, 32ft 8in by 42ft 3in).
So, we were at the London Film Museum, in one of the Riverside Suites looking out over the London Eye. We used 4000 Blu-ray discs to create the iconic Avatar Navi image. It was 9.6 by 6 metres – so 57.6 square metres in total! It took 5 of us about 4 hours in total. I am proud to say I created the design and was perhaps the ‘artistic lead’ on the project if you will. Mike loved it and loved being involved with it. I hope if any of you read this in time, you pop over to the London Film Museum tomorrow to have a looksee – I think it’s only going to be there for a day or two.
Hit the jump to see the full mosaic.
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Starting Tuesday, a whole bunch of new information about the behind the scenes making of James Cameron’s Avatar is sure to hit the net as that’s when fans will begin pouring over the incredibly comprehensive Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. We’ve seen the commercials all over TV and heard about some of the additions to the film and now, right before release, you can wet your palate for all things Avatar with this deleted scene from the end of the film. Titled “New Life,” it gives a glimpse of what life on Pandora is like for the Na’vi after their victory. The clip is also preceded with a primer to watching the deleted scenes, a short explanation of what visual effects might be missing and how they would have looked if completed. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »
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When James Cameron‘s Avatar was released in theaters, I was surprised at just how little behind the scenes footage was released. One of the few clips released, you’ve probably seen, showed Zoë Saldana performing an emotional scene in her performance capture suit/rig, side by side with the fully rendered footage of Neytiri that appears in the film. There is definitely more of this kind of footage included in the upcoming Extended Collector’s edition Blu-ray release, which hits stores on November 16th 2010.
Fox Home Video has provided us with an exclusive clip from the upcoming release, which gives us a look at when Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) first becomes a Na’vi, using the same side-by-side scene deconstruction. Hit the jump to watch it now.
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