When Avatar was released back in 2009 it became a sort of concord moment in cinema. Very soon after its release, it gained the legendary title of fastest growing and highest grossing film of all time. What is surprising is that this was all down to the audience as the critics and the industry didn’t seem to like it.
Personally, I thought the writing of Avatar was lacking, the acting was questionable and the whole idea of the story had been done before. What made it so popular though were its visuals. Avatar pushed the boundaries of CGI and visual effects to the limit and it paid off with some exquisitely beautiful scenes. This was enhanced with the revolutionary use of 3D technology and ‘live action editing’ that James Cameron practically invented for the film.
Since that time there have been vast arrays of films that have used this style of film-making, and 3D has become a sort of norm in cinema and film.
It begs the question as to what new revolutionary technique Cameron may used in the second Avatar film.
Speaking at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Cameron explained his intention to bring 3D filmmaking into a new age: “I’m going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) – the things we are working toward.
“I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen – with no glasses. We’ll get there.”
No glasses 3D!?
If Cameron manages to achieve this he will likely change the way films are viewed forever.
We have only ever seen one other thing use the 3D without glasses; the Nintendo 3Ds used cameras and 2 screens to get virtual 3D, yet this is likely impossible to enhance for the big screen as the DS has a screen specially made for the 3D.
The first Avatar sequel is set for release in 2018, with further sequels every few years after that.
Source: Hollywood news