Avatar: Cool Behind-The-scenes Facts about James Cameron’s Movie

Elmira | 16 - 07 - 2020
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Want to know how the Avatar filmed?

James Cameron reportedly earned $350+ Million for creating Avatar and had a phenomenal victory! Avatar‘s success made him the wealthiest man. It is one of the finest sci-fi action-thriller movies you would have ever watched.

If you are wondering about the avatar movie technology, Cameron used a combination of CGI and 3D where he combined real footage with CGI that was motion captured. The Avatar is the highest-grossing film worldwide with its jaw-dropping visuals, excellent use of 3D, and the immersive setting of Pandora.

1. When Was the Avatar Movie Released?
  • A. 2006
  • B. 2009
  • C. 2005
  • D. 2004

Wondering, how did they make the Avatar movie? Let us take you on an unexpected tour behind the scenes of an epic movie Avatar.

The Look of the NA’VI Was Inspired by a Dream of James Cameron’s Mom’s

There’s no doubt that Cameron is the best visionary filmmaker for producing the finest crown jewel Avatar. The creation of Na’vi was a game-changer for creating the look and language of the entire race of people. Do you know? The look of Na’vi was not designed by Cameron or his talented team of artists. The idea came from his mother.

A ‘Plant-Based Menu’ on Avatar’s Set

The 3-D science-fiction epic film Avatar is a story of environmentalism, focused on protecting our world from the evil forces. Filmmaker Cameron is vegan. A strictly planned vegan set was organized to offer a plant-based menu for the cast and crew, according to The Guardian Report. Hence it is hypocritical to say that the set was packed with animal products.

Linguist Paul Frommer Formed a Thousand Words in NA’ VI

It generally takes centuries to build a new language that requires continuous retool and recontextualization. But for a linguist like Paul Frommer, it was a piece of cake and took less time when he worked on James Cameron’s Avatar. Pandora was beautifully showcased and so it needs a new language for the Na’vi. Though constructing a brand new language is a tough job his hard work didn’t go in vain and Avatar found its fans. He began creating the language in 2005 and completed it with approximately a thousand-plus words.

Composer James Horner Used Newly Invented Instruments for Avatar’s Score

To design emotions and sounds for lead characters to feel and hear, Avatar‘s composer, the late James Horner went extremely beyond measure to create an extraordinary score. It’s an amazing way to show off the magic and amazement of this newfound Pandora planet is through the score.

As Horner elaborates in the LA Times:

“There were a lot of vocal sounds I took from various places. These were odd vocal sounds that I would manipulate digitally and there were interesting flutes, for instance, from South America and Finland that I wanted to be more abstract. I also have instruments invented from scratch. They were programmed. There were a lot of instruments that sound like flutes of different sorts, but they were combined with gamelan-sounding instruments.  It’s a very pretty fusion of different worlds that gives the place itself a magical quality. Using it for percussion, rather than drums or other things, gives a sort of magical glow to everything. And as I said there were a lot of instruments that I invented and worked on with my programs. I was very particular.”

Gollum Convinced James Cameron to Make Avatar

In an interview, Cameron said that watching Gollum on-screen convinced him that creating an avatar is possible.

“Looking at what Peter Jackson was able to do with Gollum, and then King Kong. And Davy Jones [from Pirates of the Caribbean] — all these examples of compelling photo-realistic, fully CG characters, in a photo-realistic world. I don’t think many people are aware that a lot of the jungle scenes in King Kong were CG. They did a lot with miniatures, but toward the end, they were doing a lot of the jungles in CG.”

Avatar Was Fox’s Most Expensive Movie at Present

Reportedly, James Cameron’s making of Avatar was, and still is, the most expensive movie ever made, with a budget of around $240 million. The Fox executive James Gianopulos declares Avatar is a “money-well-spent” movie of all time.

Avatar Was Originally Written as R-Rated

As per the reports, Avatar was supposed to be an R-rated screenplay; Cameron spent an unbelievable budget for the movie and he anticipated that R-rating won’t reach more audiences. Consequently, he changed his plan and created a PG-13 version instead.

James Cameron First Began Writing Avatar in 1994

It took many years for James Cameron to bring the avatar to life. He began writing Avatar in 1994, His continual rework and redraft made Avatar broke box office records.

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