Οχι .ομως και τοσο νεα, αφού ο καμερον ειχε ξεκινησεις τις διαδικασίες απο το...1995!
Οπως αναφερει ο καμερον, καθηστερισε μια ολοκληρη δεκαετια γιατι ήθελε μέχρι η τεχνολογία να αναπτιχθει τόσο, οστε να μπορεσει να δημιουργίσει αυτο που θέλει.
Avatar was conceived 14 years ago and has taken over four years to make. In 1995, director James Cameron wrote an 80-page scriptment for Avatar.
In September 2006, Cameron was announced to be using his own Reality Camera System to film in 3-D. The system would use two high-definition cameras in a single camera body to create depth perception.
The director planned to create photo-realistic computer-generated characters by using motion capture animation technology, on which he had been doing work for the past 14 months. 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 directly observe 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 actio
He also gave fellow directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson a chance to test the new technology. Spielberg and George Lucas were also able to visit the set to watch Cameron direct with the equipment
Other technological innovations include a performance-capture stage, called The Volume, which is six times larger than previously used and an improved method of capturing facial expressions. The tool is a small individually made skull cap with a tiny camera attached to it, located in front of the actors' face which collects information about their facial expressions and eyes, which is then transmitted to the computers. This way, Cameron intendes to transfer about 95% of the actors' performances to their digital counterparts
http://www.nooz.gr/page.ashx?pid=9&aid=310317&cid=153Αccording to Cameron, the film will be composed of 60% computer-generated elements and 40% live action
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