For people who say Avatar is a bad movie. For people who say it was unrealistic. For people who say it was easy to make. For people who say it’s nothing but a silly animated movie. For people who claim there is no authenticity to the movie. This post is for you.Don’t think the actors worked hard enough?-To help the actors prepare for their roles, James Cameron took the cast and crew to Hawaii, where they spent their days trekking through the forests and jungles and living like tribes in order to get a better sense of what it would be like to live and move around in the jungle of Pandora. During this time, they had to catch their own food to survive and live how the Na’vi do in the film. Zoe Saldana even dressed up as a warrior during these journeys, complete with a tail symbolic of the one her character has in the movie.-The Na’vi language was created entirely from scratch by linguist Paul R. Frommer. James Cameron hired him to construct a language that the actors could pronounce easily, but did not resemble any single human language. Frommer created about 1000 words and is still creating more to this day.-The actors playing the Na’vi had cameras attached to their head so that they filmed close-ups of their faces. Dots painted on their faces allowed motion-capture software to record their facial expressions, providing a ‘framework’ from which the CG artists worked. This is no animation what so ever.-Zoe Saldana was actually forced to take intensive dance purely so she could learn to move authentically for the movie.-Zoe was also made to take archery classes so that every scene where Neytiri fired an arrow would be accurate.-Michelle Rodriguez actually learnt to drive a helicopter. This is so that when she had to learn her lines as a pilot, she would genuinely understand what she was talking about. -When you see characters doing things such as jumping off cliffs or riding Pandoran creatures, the actors really were doing those things. For the Pale, a horse like creature, the actors were really riding horses. Don’t think the crew worked hard enough?-Each frame (1/24 of a second) of the CGI scenes took an average of 47 hours to render. -James Cameron disclosed on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien that he began working on preliminary drafts of his movie as early as the mid 1990’s. Because his visual concepts were so avant-garde, the technology required to consummate his vision was not then yet available. Not until 2005 was he able to proceed with viable script scenarios. -Jake’s atrophied legs were prosthetics cast from the legs of a real paraplegic. Sam Worthington’s real legs were tucked into the wheelchair and digitally removed in post-production. -Every single item of clothing was actually constructed by a costume designer. Even though they would be of no use due to the actor’s special motion capture costumes, James wanted to be authentic enough to know for sure that the costumes would work for the actors. There were hundreds and hundreds of costumes constructed.-Each Na’vi member is unique and has their own facial design. There are also individual actors playing every member.Don’t think the movie had any authenticity?-All Pandoran creatures are based on real earth creatures. The spiral-shaped, retracting creatures Jake encounters early in the film are giant versions of Christmas Tree Worms, a marine invertebrate commonly kept in reef aquariums. -The film’s landscapes were in part inspired by the famed Huangshan Mountain in China. -The multiple breathing orifices seen on the larger animals of Pandora were inspired by the air intakes on the sides of sports cars. -The whooping and cackling sounds made by the wolf-like predators on Pandora are actually real spotted hyena calls. -A huge part of inspiration for the plot was from Brazilian deforestation. He wanted to create something that could inspire people to care more for our planet and to consider what real life tribes suffer when humans destroy their homes.I don’t give a shit if people don’t enjoy the film as a whole (though I can’t understand why), but if you don’t at least admire James for the fuck ton of work that went into that film then I have nothing to say to you.Big up Jimmy Cameron! For people who say Avatar is a bad movie. For people who say it was unrealistic. For people who say it was easy to make. For people who say it’s nothing but a silly animated movie. For people who claim there is no authenticity to the movie. This post is for you.Don’t think the actors worked hard enough?-To help the actors prepare for their roles, James Cameron took the cast and crew to Hawaii, where they spent their days trekking through the forests and jungles and living like tribes in order to get a better sense of what it would be like to live and move around in the jungle of Pandora. During this time, they had to catch their own food to survive and live how the Na’vi do in the film. Zoe Saldana even dressed up as a warrior during these journeys, complete with a tail symbolic of the one her character has in the movie.-The Na’vi language was created entirely from scratch by linguist Paul R. Frommer. James Cameron hired him to construct a language that the actors could pronounce easily, but did not resemble any single human language. Frommer created about 1000 words and is still creating more to this day.-The actors playing the Na’vi had cameras attached to their head so that they filmed close-ups of their faces. Dots painted on their faces allowed motion-capture software to record their facial expressions, providing a ‘framework’ from which the CG artists worked. This is no animation what so ever.-Zoe Saldana was actually forced to take intensive dance purely so she could learn to move authentically for the movie.-Zoe was also made to take archery classes so that every scene where Neytiri fired an arrow would be accurate.-Michelle Rodriguez actually learnt to drive a helicopter. This is so that when she had to learn her lines as a pilot, she would genuinely understand what she was talking about. -When you see characters doing things such as jumping off cliffs or riding Pandoran creatures, the actors really were doing those things. For the Pale, a horse like creature, the actors were really riding horses. Don’t think the crew worked hard enough?-Each frame (1/24 of a second) of the CGI scenes took an average of 47 hours to render. -James Cameron disclosed on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien that he began working on preliminary drafts of his movie as early as the mid 1990’s. Because his visual concepts were so avant-garde, the technology required to consummate his vision was not then yet available. Not until 2005 was he able to proceed with viable script scenarios. -Jake’s atrophied legs were prosthetics cast from the legs of a real paraplegic. Sam Worthington’s real legs were tucked into the wheelchair and digitally removed in post-production. -Every single item of clothing was actually constructed by a costume designer. Even though they would be of no use due to the actor’s special motion capture costumes, James wanted to be authentic enough to know for sure that the costumes would work for the actors. There were hundreds and hundreds of costumes constructed.-Each Na’vi member is unique and has their own facial design. There are also individual actors playing every member.Don’t think the movie had any authenticity?-All Pandoran creatures are based on real earth creatures. The spiral-shaped, retracting creatures Jake encounters early in the film are giant versions of Christmas Tree Worms, a marine invertebrate commonly kept in reef aquariums. -The film’s landscapes were in part inspired by the famed Huangshan Mountain in China. -The multiple breathing orifices seen on the larger animals of Pandora were inspired by the air intakes on the sides of sports cars. -The whooping and cackling sounds made by the wolf-like predators on Pandora are actually real spotted hyena calls. -A huge part of inspiration for the plot was from Brazilian deforestation. He wanted to create something that could inspire people to care more for our planet and to consider what real life tribes suffer when humans destroy their homes.I don’t give a shit if people don’t enjoy the film as a whole (though I can’t understand why), but if you don’t at least admire James for the fuck ton of work that went into that film then I have nothing to say to you.Big up Jimmy Cameron! For people who say Avatar is a bad movie. For people who say it was unrealistic. For people who say it was easy to make. For people who say it’s nothing but a silly animated movie. For people who claim there is no authenticity to the movie. This post is for you.Don’t think the actors worked hard enough?-To help the actors prepare for their roles, James Cameron took the cast and crew to Hawaii, where they spent their days trekking through the forests and jungles and living like tribes in order to get a better sense of what it would be like to live and move around in the jungle of Pandora. During this time, they had to catch their own food to survive and live how the Na’vi do in the film. Zoe Saldana even dressed up as a warrior during these journeys, complete with a tail symbolic of the one her character has in the movie.-The Na’vi language was created entirely from scratch by linguist Paul R. Frommer. James Cameron hired him to construct a language that the actors could pronounce easily, but did not resemble any single human language. Frommer created about 1000 words and is still creating more to this day.-The actors playing the Na’vi had cameras attached to their head so that they filmed close-ups of their faces. Dots painted on their faces allowed motion-capture software to record their facial expressions, providing a ‘framework’ from which the CG artists worked. This is no animation what so ever.-Zoe Saldana was actually forced to take intensive dance purely so she could learn to move authentically for the movie.-Zoe was also made to take archery classes so that every scene where Neytiri fired an arrow would be accurate.-Michelle Rodriguez actually learnt to drive a helicopter. This is so that when she had to learn her lines as a pilot, she would genuinely understand what she was talking about. -When you see characters doing things such as jumping off cliffs or riding Pandoran creatures, the actors really were doing those things. For the Pale, a horse like creature, the actors were really riding horses. Don’t think the crew worked hard enough?-Each frame (1/24 of a second) of the CGI scenes took an average of 47 hours to render. -James Cameron disclosed on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien that he began working on preliminary drafts of his movie as early as the mid 1990’s. Because his visual concepts were so avant-garde, the technology required to consummate his vision was not then yet available. Not until 2005 was he able to proceed with viable script scenarios. -Jake’s atrophied legs were prosthetics cast from the legs of a real paraplegic. Sam Worthington’s real legs were tucked into the wheelchair and digitally removed in post-production. -Every single item of clothing was actually constructed by a costume designer. Even though they would be of no use due to the actor’s special motion capture costumes, James wanted to be authentic enough to know for sure that the costumes would work for the actors. There were hundreds and hundreds of costumes constructed.-Each Na’vi member is unique and has their own facial design. There are also individual actors playing every member.Don’t think the movie had any authenticity?-All Pandoran creatures are based on real earth creatures. The spiral-shaped, retracting creatures Jake encounters early in the film are giant versions of Christmas Tree Worms, a marine invertebrate commonly kept in reef aquariums. -The film’s landscapes were in part inspired by the famed Huangshan Mountain in China. -The multiple breathing orifices seen on the larger animals of Pandora were inspired by the air intakes on the sides of sports cars. -The whooping and cackling sounds made by the wolf-like predators on Pandora are actually real spotted hyena calls. -A huge part of inspiration for the plot was from Brazilian deforestation. He wanted to create something that could inspire people to care more for our planet and to consider what real life tribes suffer when humans destroy their homes.I don’t give a shit if people don’t enjoy the film as a whole (though I can’t understand why), but if you don’t at least admire James for the fuck ton of work that went into that film then I have nothing to say to you.Big up Jimmy Cameron! For people who say Avatar is a bad movie. For people who say it was unrealistic. For people who say it was easy to make. For people who say it’s nothing but a silly animated movie. For people who claim there is no authenticity to the movie. This post is for you.Don’t think the actors worked hard enough?-To help the actors prepare for their roles, James Cameron took the cast and crew to Hawaii, where they spent their days trekking through the forests and jungles and living like tribes in order to get a better sense of what it would be like to live and move around in the jungle of Pandora. During this time, they had to catch their own food to survive and live how the Na’vi do in the film. Zoe Saldana even dressed up as a warrior during these journeys, complete with a tail symbolic of the one her character has in the movie.-The Na’vi language was created entirely from scratch by linguist Paul R. Frommer. James Cameron hired him to construct a language that the actors could pronounce easily, but did not resemble any single human language. Frommer created about 1000 words and is still creating more to this day.-The actors playing the Na’vi had cameras attached to their head so that they filmed close-ups of their faces. Dots painted on their faces allowed motion-capture software to record their facial expressions, providing a ‘framework’ from which the CG artists worked. This is no animation what so ever.-Zoe Saldana was actually forced to take intensive dance purely so she could learn to move authentically for the movie.-Zoe was also made to take archery classes so that every scene where Neytiri fired an arrow would be accurate.-Michelle Rodriguez actually learnt to drive a helicopter. This is so that when she had to learn her lines as a pilot, she would genuinely understand what she was talking about. -When you see characters doing things such as jumping off cliffs or riding Pandoran creatures, the actors really were doing those things. For the Pale, a horse like creature, the actors were really riding horses. Don’t think the crew worked hard enough?-Each frame (1/24 of a second) of the CGI scenes took an average of 47 hours to render. -James Cameron disclosed on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien that he began working on preliminary drafts of his movie as early as the mid 1990’s. Because his visual concepts were so avant-garde, the technology required to consummate his vision was not then yet available. Not until 2005 was he able to proceed with viable script scenarios. -Jake’s atrophied legs were prosthetics cast from the legs of a real paraplegic. Sam Worthington’s real legs were tucked into the wheelchair and digitally removed in post-production. -Every single item of clothing was actually constructed by a costume designer. Even though they would be of no use due to the actor’s special motion capture costumes, James wanted to be authentic enough to know for sure that the costumes would work for the actors. There were hundreds and hundreds of costumes constructed.-Each Na’vi member is unique and has their own facial design. There are also individual actors playing every member.Don’t think the movie had any authenticity?-All Pandoran creatures are based on real earth creatures. The spiral-shaped, retracting creatures Jake encounters early in the film are giant versions of Christmas Tree Worms, a marine invertebrate commonly kept in reef aquariums. -The film’s landscapes were in part inspired by the famed Huangshan Mountain in China. -The multiple breathing orifices seen on the larger animals of Pandora were inspired by the air intakes on the sides of sports cars. -The whooping and cackling sounds made by the wolf-like predators on Pandora are actually real spotted hyena calls. -A huge part of inspiration for the plot was from Brazilian deforestation. He wanted to create something that could inspire people to care more for our planet and to consider what real life tribes suffer when humans destroy their homes.I don’t give a shit if people don’t enjoy the film as a whole (though I can’t understand why), but if you don’t at least admire James for the fuck ton of work that went into that film then I have nothing to say to you.Big up Jimmy Cameron! For people who say Avatar is a bad movie. For people who say it was unrealistic. For people who say it was easy to make. For people who say it’s nothing but a silly animated movie. For people who claim there is no authenticity to the movie. This post is for you.Don’t think the actors worked hard enough?-To help the actors prepare for their roles, James Cameron took the cast and crew to Hawaii, where they spent their days trekking through the forests and jungles and living like tribes in order to get a better sense of what it would be like to live and move around in the jungle of Pandora. During this time, they had to catch their own food to survive and live how the Na’vi do in the film. Zoe Saldana even dressed up as a warrior during these journeys, complete with a tail symbolic of the one her character has in the movie.-The Na’vi language was created entirely from scratch by linguist Paul R. Frommer. James Cameron hired him to construct a language that the actors could pronounce easily, but did not resemble any single human language. Frommer created about 1000 words and is still creating more to this day.-The actors playing the Na’vi had cameras attached to their head so that they filmed close-ups of their faces. Dots painted on their faces allowed motion-capture software to record their facial expressions, providing a ‘framework’ from which the CG artists worked. This is no animation what so ever.-Zoe Saldana was actually forced to take intensive dance purely so she could learn to move authentically for the movie.-Zoe was also made to take archery classes so that every scene where Neytiri fired an arrow would be accurate.-Michelle Rodriguez actually learnt to drive a helicopter. This is so that when she had to learn her lines as a pilot, she would genuinely understand what she was talking about. -When you see characters doing things such as jumping off cliffs or riding Pandoran creatures, the actors really were doing those things. For the Pale, a horse like creature, the actors were really riding horses. Don’t think the crew worked hard enough?-Each frame (1/24 of a second) of the CGI scenes took an average of 47 hours to render. -James Cameron disclosed on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien that he began working on preliminary drafts of his movie as early as the mid 1990’s. Because his visual concepts were so avant-garde, the technology required to consummate his vision was not then yet available. Not until 2005 was he able to proceed with viable script scenarios. -Jake’s atrophied legs were prosthetics cast from the legs of a real paraplegic. Sam Worthington’s real legs were tucked into the wheelchair and digitally removed in post-production. -Every single item of clothing was actually constructed by a costume designer. Even though they would be of no use due to the actor’s special motion capture costumes, James wanted to be authentic enough to know for sure that the costumes would work for the actors. There were hundreds and hundreds of costumes constructed.-Each Na’vi member is unique and has their own facial design. There are also individual actors playing every member.Don’t think the movie had any authenticity?-All Pandoran creatures are based on real earth creatures. The spiral-shaped, retracting creatures Jake encounters early in the film are giant versions of Christmas Tree Worms, a marine invertebrate commonly kept in reef aquariums. -The film’s landscapes were in part inspired by the famed Huangshan Mountain in China. -The multiple breathing orifices seen on the larger animals of Pandora were inspired by the air intakes on the sides of sports cars. -The whooping and cackling sounds made by the wolf-like predators on Pandora are actually real spotted hyena calls. -A huge part of inspiration for the plot was from Brazilian deforestation. He wanted to create something that could inspire people to care more for our planet and to consider what real life tribes suffer when humans destroy their homes.I don’t give a shit if people don’t enjoy the film as a whole (though I can’t understand why), but if you don’t at least admire James for the fuck ton of work that went into that film then I have nothing to say to you.Big up Jimmy Cameron!