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James Cameron Opens Up About Career and Future Film Tech in AMA Session

Slashfilm presents highlights from James Cameron's Ask Me Anything session, in which the director opened up about his career (past, present, and future), and where he thinks film technology is going.

James Cameron Says He Was 'Too Conservative' with 3D on 'Avatar'

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter's Carolyn Giardina, James Cameron talks about what he sees as the future of 3D and its use in both narrative and documentary films.

"I was probably too conservative on Avatar, and I’m going to open up my depth more on the Avatar sequels," he says. "I think a lot of filmmakers come to it, maybe pressured by the studios or genuinely wanting to do it, but as directors we are so used to having to know the answer ahead of time. You have to have the confidence to ask questions...I want filmmakers to embrace this technology and this art form."

He also predicts a comeback for 3D TV once glasses-free technology permeates the market.

Watch below and read more here.

James Cameron Talks Technology of 'Avatar' Sequels

In the below interview with RTL, James Cameron gives an update on where he is with the Avatar sequels which he says he thinks will be "spectacular." He also talks about how new technology will speed up the production process compared to the first film and whether he is going to release the films in high frame rate.

Listen below.


Suites d'"Avatar" : "Je crois que ça va être... by rtl-fr

James Cameron Still Believes Wholeheartedly in 3D

James Cameron is still fighting the good fight in favor of 3D.

He tells the BBC, "For me, it's absolutely inevitable that entertainment will be 3D, it will all be 3D eventually, because that's how we see the world. That's my answer based upon faith, but it's actually quite logical."

Watch the full interview here.

James Cameron on 3D: Not Every Movie Needs It

Though still a champion of 3D, James Cameron seems to have changed his tune slightly since his 2008 release of the groundbreaking Avatar. In a conversation with Alfonso Cuaron at Mexico City's TagDF conference, he admitted that though he once said any film could benefit from being in 3D, now he thinks there are blockbusters that don't necessarily need it.

Watch a snippet of the conversation below and read more here on The Verge.

James Cameron Wants to Convert Everyone to 5D

In his never-ending quest to make 3D ubiquitous, James Cameron's Cameron Pace Group is working on a new line of cameras that would broadcast both 2D and 3D simultaneously (hence: "5D").

Says Cameron in a video interview with Wired (found below), "3D [television] would be stillborn if you had to do a separate 3D production and a 2D production of the same event. It was never going to make sense - you had to have an integrated production."

James Cameron on 3D: "Everyone’s Afraid of Looking Like an Idiot"

James Cameron talks candidly to GigaOM about his well-publicized quest to make 3D the standard for Hollywood. He says, "People thought I was building this for myself and it wasn’t really available. I was like, ‘No, no, no. We’re building this industry – it doesn’t help me to make a 3D film if there are no 3D theaters.’

Inside the 3D Conversion of 'Titanic'

James Cameron's shooting style on Titanic was "favorable to [3D] conversion" according to The New York Times who explains some of the details of Cameron's $18-million-dollar, one-year project to convert his 1997 blockbuster to 3D. Titanic will be back in theaters (and in 3D) this Friday. Read more here.

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