Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

James Cameron on revisiting Avatar: an interview by Mike Russell

Whoa (the good kind). Mike Russell interviewed James Cameron about the expanded version of Avatar, the evolution of filmmaking technology, the effort he and other consultants made to lessen the impact of the BP oil spill, and more. Here's where Cameron saw the first successfully photo-realistic shot of the film's Na'vi:
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.

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