Avatar is an American science fiction adventure film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez.
The film marketed as James Cameron’s Avatar. The two main characters are played in Avatar by Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. In 1994, James Cameron wrote an 80-page story about Pandora. He did not start to develop the movie until 12 years later, in early 2006. Cameron did this because the level of technology at the time was not good enough for this movie.
The cost of the movie was very high. It’s making cost was $280–310 million and $150 million for marketing. The movie was released in traditional 3D. Only three weeks after it was released (December 18, 2009 in the United States), Avatar has earned more money worldwide than any movie other than James Cameron’s previous movie, Titanic.
1 Sound Artists Used Real-life Animal Sounds for Pandora’s Beasts in Avatar
Skywalker Sound was responsible for crafting not only the ambient noise of Pandora, but also its many strange creatures. “A lot of the mandates that we got from Jim were specific sounds for specific creatures,” says Juan Peralta, who heads up post-production sound at Skywalker and worked closely with Avatar’s sound designer, Christopher Boyce.
He wanted 3 vocalizations for the viper wolf, one for stalking their prey, another when they are chasing the prey, so that they will call to other viper wolves for help, and a third during the attack.” The viper wolf vocalizations came from hyenas and coyotes; much of Pandora’s ambient sound came from recordings taken in Costa Rica and Africa. The sound was originally mixed in 5.1, which is able to be preserved on the Blu-ray.
2 The Wonders of Language in Avatar
The Na’vi language sounded so genuine for a reason, it was genuine. Sound was created by linguist Dr. Paul R. Frommer, who was tasked by director Cameron to form a language that can be easily pronounced by humans, yet doesn’t resemble any existing language. Frommer ended up creating about 1,000 words in Na’vi.
3 James Cameron Takes His Directing Role Very Seriously in Avatar
James Cameron, the filmmaker is famous for many things one among them is being strict on the shooting set. The director James Cameron allegedly kept a nail gun with him to nail cell phones that may ring during production above the exit sign.
4 Avatar Broke the Box Office Records
Avatar broke countless box office records in 2010, Avatar surpassed Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Titanic. Avatar is that the first movie to cross the $2-billion mark worldwide and is still the highest grossing movie in history. Most of the movie’s profits coming from foreign markets ($2 billion of its profits to be exact).
5 Avatar is the First Digital Movie to Win an Oscar
Avatar is the first movie ever to pick up Best Picture Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Digital) that was completely shot with 3D camera and released in 3D. Avatar is also the first movie completely shot on digital to win an Oscar. Avatar also won the Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, best Visual Effects, Best Picture, Best Director and it was nominated for a total of nine awards.
6 The Music for Avatar was the “Biggest Challenge”
The great American Composer James Horner has won multiple Grammy awards and has worked since the 1970s. But he said this was his most difficult film and also the biggest challenge of his career. He worked for a year and a half from 4:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. every day for Avatar music.
The story behind the Na’vi’s blue skin There was an idea tossed around to create the sky on Pandora purple and the plants blue, but Cameron thought working with the Na’vi being blue was difficult enough and let the plant life stay green. Another reason, Na’vi’s blue skin colour comes from James Cameron’s mother, who had a dream about a tall blue woman.