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A Few New Avatar Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Empire

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April 24, 2009
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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.

James Cameron working on Avatar

James Cameron working on Avatar

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.

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Reader Feedback - 24 Comments

1

Oh...my...god.. I cannot wait for this movie!

John on Apr 24, 2009

2

I know you can't really tell, but the blown up images from the screen look pretty good from something being generated from ON THE SET.

Timothy on Apr 24, 2009

3

Maybe in this very shot, yea, but that's the same rig were they do actually have the CGI image displayed on-screen when necessary...

Alex Billington on Apr 24, 2009

4

yo, we don't have imax 3D down in trinidad, i still cant wait for this movie

Darrin on Apr 24, 2009

5

And the middle monitor then shows.... ? Well I hope that the final product will be as good as they say, sounds at least very promising! But it would be really nice if they'd release some phootage soon which doesn't show 'just' behind the scene shots...

cine_phil on Apr 24, 2009

6

Oh I meant footage...

cine_phil on Apr 24, 2009

7

Can one just buy stock in James Cameron.

JimD on Apr 24, 2009

8

When do you think we will actually get to see stills, videos, trailers, anything?

Farris on Apr 24, 2009

9

sigh, want to see actual footage not cameras and shit

blahman on Apr 24, 2009

10

In all fairness...no footage...no trailer...no teaser...no set photos...and all hype on a photo realistic 3D movie can kill a movie...Fanboys will tear it apart if nothing comes out soon to give us a sense of the work being done....

Lazarus on Apr 24, 2009

11

YES!!!! AWESOME!! CANNOT WAIT!! still waiting on footage trailer attached to Wolverine? teaser poster?

woody on Apr 24, 2009

12

Unfortunately it has been confirmed that there is not an Avatar trailer attached to wolverine. I know, im excited as much as everyone else.

Zachy on Apr 24, 2009

13

cant wait for 12-18-09.ill be there on opening day.

jelipe on Apr 24, 2009

14

just can"t wait for this any longer the buzz gets higher and higher at every day and for those people who call 3d a gigmick i hope after watching this movie they change their mindsets.I hope he really delivers with this movie and it will tell us if 3d is here to stay or it is a gigmick like everybody says so. IT"S live action movie will be waiting for it to see on imax 3d it will be first action movie in 3d this year other than animated flicks so just curious to watch it on 3d imax screen

joe on Apr 25, 2009

15

I still can't believe that Sam Worthington has the lead role in this movie, can't wait for this movie.

d1rEct on Apr 25, 2009

16

Worthington was actually recommended to McG by James Cameron. Cameron loves him. Was very impressed by his talent and professionalism.

T9000 on Apr 25, 2009

17

Do you know what's gonna kill this movie? All the bland, rubbish 3D movies that's gonna open between now & December. Your average cinema goer isn't going to know about the techno acheivements of Avatar & Cameron, just is it going to be another shit 3D? And I'm afraid this is going to happen.

John J on Apr 25, 2009

18

Im with #9

big r on Apr 25, 2009

19

#9 is right. I think we have waited long enough Mr. Cameron. Show us some real footage and not just behind the camera shit. Alex I have no idea as to why you would even post this man. I know you love movies and so do I, but I want the real deal man. Either way this film should return Cameron to doing what he does best. Kick Ass Sci-fi Action films.

Bizzaro on Apr 25, 2009

20

Am I the only one tired with only set shots of giant cameras? I want to see some footage before I get excited.

Ajax on Apr 26, 2009

21

only time will tell with this one!

ray on Apr 27, 2009

22

which avatar is this? the airbender one? im alil confused lol

Tana on Jun 2, 2009

23

Estoy en las mismas, ┬┐The Airbender?

Big O on Jun 15, 2009

24

antok@macpmedia.com, good......see my site please http://www.macpmedia.com,tnx

antok macp on Sep 23, 2009

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