A Few New Avatar Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Empire
Everyone should already know that anytime anything from James Camerons' Avatar shows up, I've got to post it. The latest issue of Empire magazine features a few new behind-the-scenes shots of Cameron in action. Our friends over at MarketSaw have scanned a few of the photos, however, we're just going to show you the two of them full-size and won't include any of the cropped background elements. The MarketSaw guys actually Photshopped out some of the screens and characters in the background, but that's a bit crazy, and you can't really see anything anyway (but you can look if you want). Check out the two scans below.
In the top photo, Cameron "could observe the actors [left monitor] in a rough version of the final CG environment [right monitor]." With this kind of groundbreaking technology, "the actor can be any character they can imagine and the director can create any world, any time and any space," Cameron says. "We've eliminated the animation from animation." Additionally, while we know that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg fell in love with his technology when Cameron showed it to them, it was also revealed that both J.J. Abrams and Guillermo del Toro were invited to check it out. Stay tuned for more on Avatar.