Saturday, November 27, 2010

James Cameron Demonstrates The Virtual Camera

On Tuesday you saw the Simulcam, one of the revolutionary new camera technologies developed by James Cameron to make Avatar. The other is The Virtual Camera, and in today’s video from the special behind the scenes event we attended recently, James Cameron himself shows us how this new technology is changing the way CG films will be made in future.

The ability to separate the actor’s performances from the technical process of getting ‘the perfect shot’ really delivers a great boost for getting the best of both. The actors can do their thing without fear of a technical problem ruining a perfect take, and the director can focus on first getting the actors to deliver what he wants before later returning to perfect the actual shots used to film that perfect performance.

This really shows James Cameron did a lot more than make an absolute killing at the bank with Avatar. He also developed entire new technologies that will help other filmmakers get more from their digital efforts in future.

We got this special access to the technologies behind Avatar to coincide with the release of Avatar Extended Collectors Edition, which is out now on Blu-ray.

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