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VFX Oscar Nominee: Avatar

Friday, February 12th, 2010 | Posted by Leonard Teo

Avatar is one of three Oscar contenders for Best Visual Effects. The others being District 9 and Star Trek. Here are some videos behind the scenes of Avatar.

Film synopsis: With Earth an ecological disaster, a corporation sets its sights on the distant planet Pandora, which possesses a mineral that can be used as a valuable energy source. To overcome the resistance of the planet’s indigenous population, the Na’vi, former Marine Jake Sully is sent to infiltrate the society as a part-human, part-Na’vi avatar who can operate on Pandora while Jake himself remains in a twilight sleep.

Hollywood Daily – A look at the animation techniques of Avatar

Creating the World of Pandora

Wired – Avatar Pushes Limits of Visual Effects

The Art of Performance Capture



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