AVATAR, directed and written by James Cameron, is a 3-D science fiction epic film due to be released on December 18, 2009 by 20th Century Fox. Avatar takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home.
The movie focuses on an epic conflict on a far-away world called Pandora, where humans and the native species of Pandora, the Na’vi, engage in a war over the planet’s resources and existence.Pandora is also home to the Na’vi, a sentient humanoid race, who are considered primitive, yet are more physically capable than humans. Standing three meters tall (approximately 10 feet), with tails and sparkling blue skin, the Na’vi live in harmony with their unspoiled world.
Some interesting facts about Avatar:
- James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of “Titanic”, first conceived the film 15 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist.
- It took more than four years of production and the movie claims to have a new generation of special effects delivering a never seen before cinematic experience.
- According to Cameron, developers of proprietary Fusion digital 3-D camera, the film is composed of 60% computer-generated elements and 40% live action.
The director planned to create photo-realistic computer-generated characters by using motion capture animation technology. Unlike previous performance capture systems, where the digital environment is added after the actors’ motions have been captured, Cameron’s new virtual camera allows him to observe directly on a monitor how the actors’ virtual counterparts interact with the movie’s digital world in real time and adjust and direct the scenes just as if shooting live action.
Get all the pictures of Avatar movie in its official Flickr account (click).
Watch the trailer:
Official Avatar Movie
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