Check This Out: James Cameron's Complete TED Talk Video
Looking for something to watch while waiting to see if James Cameron becomes the "King of the World" for a second time on Sunday? Cameron recently participated in the latest TED conference held in February and gave his own TED Talk focusing on filmmaking and science fiction, although he also talks a bit about Avatar, considering he spent the last 10 years of his life working on that movie. We've featured a few other TED Talk videos before: J.J. Abrams' "Mystery Box" presentation and Neill Blomkamp's "extraterrestrial" presentation, so I'm excited to feature another one that delves into some rather fascinating topics as well.
Watch the complete James Cameron TED Talk recorded in February 2010:
Did you know that James Cameron sat on the NASA Advisory Board? I didn't! It's a bit long, but if you're a fan of James Cameron at all, this is one video that you need to watch. Similar to J.J. Abrams, Cameron ends up talking a bit about the "magic" of movies, and how the world was fascinated by the CGI in The Abyss and then Terminator 2. It's sort of a 17-minute recap of his filmmaking career, focusing a bit on Avatar, but it's pretty cool to see. I think the best way to describe this is that it explains why Cameron is in love with diving and everything else he's fascinated with. And honestly, by the end I felt a little bit inspired as well. He says some great things in the last few minutes that are quite inspirational. "Failure is an option, but fear is not."