Avatar: The Way of Water

Innovating Filmmaking Once Again Through Water


   Thirteen years ago, Canadian filmmaker James Cameron released Avatar, a film that became one of the most culturally impactful movies of not only the 21st century, but of all time. Through stunning cinematography, CGI ahead of its time, and comprehensive performance capturing, Avatar influenced countless films. 

   Fans have been eagerly waiting for a sequel, and their prayers have finally been answered with the announcement of Avatar: The Way of Water releasing in theaters on December 16, 2022. The film had faced many setbacks due to the lack of technology needed to film motion capture underwater. 

   Cameron is using a revolutionary system consisting of hundreds of cameras and markers in a 900,000 gallon tank to capture many layers of detail and realism. The actors were also trained to hold their breath for several minutes underwater, and small white balls were placed on the surface to shield light and prevent reflections. 

   The trailers have already revealed jaw dropping imagery, and claiming that audiences are excited would be an understatement; Many are hoping that Cameron has been patiently crafting a masterpiece. With ideas and plans revealed for roughly five more sequels, the Avatar franchise has a bright future ahead of itself. 

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