The Art Of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure

Hardcover | November 1, 2009

byLisa FitzpatrickPreface byPeter JacksonForeword byJon Landau

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Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic and the creator of the Terminator series, has been crafting Avatar for over four years. The film follows the story of an ex-marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on a distant planet filled with exotic life forms. As an avatar, a human consciousness in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. The Art of Avatar, the companion book to this epic 3-D action adventure, explores the developmental and conceptual art used by the creative team to create the original world of Avatar.
 
With over 100 exclusive full-color images including sketches, matte paintings, drawings, and film stills, The Art of Avatar reveals the process behind the creation of set designs for the imaginative vistas, unique landscapes, aerial battle scenes, bioluminescent nights, and fantastical creatures. Interviews with art directors, visual effects designers, animators, costume designers, and creature makers bring insight into this creative process. The Art of Avatar brings readers behind the scenes of this unprecedented moviegoing experience.

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Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic and the creator of the Terminator series, has been crafting Avatar for over four years. The film follows the story of an ex-marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on a distant planet filled with exotic life forms. As an avatar, a human consciousness in ...

Lisa Fitzpatrick has been a writer and editor for over 15 years. She has created illustrated books for a wide variety of films and television shows including Kung Fu Panda, 24, Star Wars, Shrek, Madagascar, and The X-Files, as well as anniversary editions for Sony Pictures Imageworks and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She lives in S...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:108 pages, 10.38 × 12.25 × 0.62 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810982862

ISBN - 13:9780810982864

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Avatar- great movie! The movie Avatar was an epic visual masterpiece especially when it has been seen in 3D. James Cameron did an excellent job being a director and writer. We really enjoyed the entire plot of the movie which was entertaining and enjoyable to watch. The main character Jake Sully, who was brought to the planet Pandora, which is inhibited by a race called the Na’vi, is working aside the government on a special mission. Avatar really captures your emotion and intrigues you to the scenery. We feel Avatar has many PROS such as, THE SPECIAL EFFECTS: the effects in the movie were appealing and drastic. While seen in 3D everything is captured in real life. You feel as if you are truly apart of the movie and that you live on the planet Pandora. THE DETAILS: all of the specific details in the movie Avatar were brilliant. Normally while watching a movie you do not really pay attention to all of the “little details”. In the movie Avatar, it was hard to ignore them. Everything from the details on the tree, to the sweat on their faces was detailed. The colours were extravagant. THE ACTING: all of the actors and actresses that were screened for the movie did an excellent job. They each portrayed their character to a level of belief. All the actors kept you on the edge of your seat with the emotion and acting that they brought forth. Overall, if nothing else this is a visual masterpiece and is meant to be seen in IMAX 3-D theaters. It will take you on a ride and blow you away. Make sure to turn your brain off upon arrival and let your senses lead you and enjoy the environment and the movies effects and features.
Date published: 2010-02-22