I remember sitting in the cutting room by myself -- everybody else had left -- and I was staring at the screen. It was a shot of Neytiri, a closeup of Zoe [Saldana]'s character. And I thought, "She's alive. This is a real person." And then I knew we could do it.
The challenge, of course, was that we still had to do about 2,200 shots. (Laughs.)
Lots more worthy talk at the link. Well done, Mike.