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James Cameron On The Future Of Filmmaking, The 'Avatar' Sequels And More

Director, explorer and all-round genius, James Cameron, swung by Reddit over the weekend to answer questions from the masses. It really was a tell-all, with Cameron coming clean on the Avatar sequels, the future of filmmaking and VR, and his favourite guilty pleasure movie.


Here's Everything Wrong With Avatar

Do you remember watching Avatar? It was a pretty long time ago! And though it looked amazing in 3D IMAX (and not so amazing on sad old DVD) there were definitely things wrong with the movie. Like how it was Pocahontas or Dancing With The Wolves with a giant blue man group. Or how it was only fun when you watched it in 3D. Anyway, Cinema Sins takes Avatar to task and finds everything wrong with the movie in less than 4 minutes. [Cinema Sins]


This Is Why People Pirate

Do you know why people hate movie studios? Why, increasingly, they’re driven to download content illegally, even though they’re perfectly willing to pay for it? Because of crap like this.


James Cameron: "I’m In The Avatar Business. Period."

James Cameron is a man of many talents — deep sea photography being the most recent — but he’s also the name behind many great movies, as well as a few not-so-great ones. All those are behind him now, though; according to the man himself the only thing that he’s going to be making from now on are Avatar movies.


Pentagon's Project 'Avatar': Same As The Movie, But With Robots

Soldiers practically inhabiting the mechanical bodies of androids, who will take the humans’ place on the battlefield. Or sophisticated tech that spots a powerful laser ray, then stops it from obliterating its target.


James Cameron Opens Melbourne Office For Hi-Tech ‘Avatar Cameras’

Hey film producers: the awesome 3D tech built by the Cameron Pace Group (CPG) for films like Avatar is heading to Oz. Says the director, “3D is the future for both film and broadcasting. We are very excited about enabling more world-class 3D productions in Australia.”


Avatar Brings Actual Special Features To iTunes

The special features you get with iTunes’ movies aren’t really that special. Well, if anyone is going to do something about it, it’s James Cameron. Say what you want about the guy, he’s always pushing the technological envelope.


James Cameron Still Pushing For 60fps Projection

James Cameron loves 3D a whole lot, and he’s still passionately pushing for cinemas to adopt 60 frame per second projection, arguing it’ll make for better 3D.


James Cameron's Avatar Mashup Created For Hamish & Andy's Gap Year

Movie to video game adaptations of the early 1980s were difficult things. Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and The Empire Strikes Back were as hard to master as they were hard to genuinely enjoy.


Giz Interviews Weta Digital's Effects Guru, Joe Letteri

Rise of the Planet of the Apes hit cinemas yesterday, and for a special effects blockbuster, I was surprised by its cautionary tone and heart. The film centres on main ape, Caesar, an amazing CG realisation from Weta Digital and Andy “Gollum” Serkis. I sat down with Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Joe Letteri, to ask how performance capture has progressed since Avatar and Lord of the Rings, and find out if Weta has contemplated video games.