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|In the futuristic world of Avatar, Jake, a wounded ex-marine, is thrust into an elaborate scheme to mine an exotic planet for its rare and valuable natural resources. Scientists have created Avatars - a body designed to look like the planet's alien inhabitants that have to be operated by a human consciousness. Walking in his Avatar body, Jake finds himself drawn to the planet's way of life. But as the threat of war grows ever closer, Jake finds himself torn between his human roots and the new friends that he wants to protect. This is a stunning, full-colour companion featuring a comprehensive look at the fictional world created for the film, including flora, fauna, planets, and more. Cameron has spent years developing a new techlogy that allows him to create much more realistic CG environments in incredible 3D. Avatar is shot in 3D with both live-action and virtual cameras, creating an invative blend of CGI and live-action footage! Visual effects are being created by Oscar-winning SFX house Weta Digital the company behind The Lord of the Rings Trilogy .|
|Author(s)||Dirk Mathison, Maria Wilhelm|
|Publisher||HarperCollins Publishers Inc|
|Date of Publication||01/12/2009|
|Subject||Film, TV & Radio|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Content Note||150 colour illustrations|
|Author Biography||James Cameron is an Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter. He has written and directed films as disparate as Terminator and Titanic, which earned 11 Academy Awards and still holds the title for the highest grossing film of all time for nearly a decade now. James Cameron is a fantastic storyteller and great visionary, often leading the way technological innovation. He has tremendous credibility as a filmmaker and continues to raise the bar in the movie going experience.|