Check This Out: James Cameron's Complete TED Talk Video

March 5, 2010
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James Cameron TED Talk

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."

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


Luckily I can understand his english very well.. just like Obama. This man is a real pioneer.

FlaWiio on Mar 5, 2010


Awesome. Thanks for the video, FS. So inspiring. The man really is a legend. "Failure is an option. Fear is not."

dUPE on Mar 5, 2010


There are so many things wrong with the last 2 comments I dont even know where to start......Not to make this political but plz fking illiterate how Obama is a pioneer. By driving our unemployment up 5% or maybe the outright lying and turning our country towards socialism/communism?? Cameron is not a legend, hes a good film maker, thats it.....Scott and Scorsese have way more talent than this guy but not even half the praise....Seriously I dont get it, Avatar without the effects was a shit movie plain and simple.

Cody on Mar 5, 2010


^ Um, first off, I don't think #1 is saying that Obama is a pioneer, you misread that. Secondly, Cameron is a legend, whether you like it or not (and it seems you don't). His movies have made more money than anyone else's and changed filmmaking forever. That, at least, is quite legendary, and that's not even scratching the surface of what he's accomplished.

Alex Billington on Mar 5, 2010


i apologise. i hate james cameron and obama, and yet read and watch every article/video about them so i can make idiotic, nonsensical comments. i love men.

Cody on Mar 5, 2010


Still yawn

People's Champ on Mar 5, 2010


yikes methinks political arguments are abound!

Xerxex on Mar 5, 2010


Really interesting, Whatever you think about Cameron ( I like him) you still should listen to his experiences, I always try to listen harder to people I don`t like or don`t agree with just so I don`t miss anything good or something I can learn from. It is very easy to shrug of and blow of important and interesting things just because it comes from someone you don`t agree with Try to be opened minded, listen, reflect and only then make your decision of if it`s anything worth to listen to.

Loser on Mar 5, 2010


I'm not a particular fan of James Cameron lately, but somehow this felt like him actually sharing a morsel of his "kingdom" with others, for once. So does this mean we have james cameron to thank for all the acualization of Sci Fi realities in the past decade? Or is just riding the wave , and here vocalized what its like to be at the crest of it? Either way, nice tag quote at the end.

Captain James Kirk Cameron on Mar 5, 2010


dude is a damn genious,and ill be there (opening day)when his next movie opens.

judas on Mar 5, 2010


That was a pretty interesting talk, he does have a great bunch of toys to play with. Maybe now he has all the gadgets he can get back to the stories.

Crapola on Mar 6, 2010


How not to love this guy?

Ambient on Mar 6, 2010


interesting..... obviously JAMES CAMERON is a genius.... inspiring talk and not at all boring..

darsan on Mar 6, 2010


I like Cameron but the Avatar hype over shadow's him. I'd be okay if Avatar took best special effects, but the other eight awards its nominated for are too much (best picture? and best director? hardly deserving that).

Xerxex on Mar 6, 2010


Now I gotta change my name from now so I dont get mistaken for the 2 prior idiots with my name...*cough* #3 and #5 *cough cough*. On another note I still think Camerons other flicks besides Avatar are better and like xerx said hes just getting overshadowed by it.

Cody W on Mar 6, 2010


Avatar should definitely get the Best Visuals Effects Oscar this year. But James Cameron is not a god to be worshipped...

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