Technology at the Movies: Avatar
Have you seen "Avatar"? I saw it on New Years Eve. What an amazing movie. I was so impressed by the quality of the special effects, especially the 3D. There were several points where I wanted to reach out and touch objects. I have read that James Cameron has been working on the film since 1994, but had to wait for the technology to catch up before he could put it together. In fact, he had to wait for a new 'kind of camera'.
Want to learn more about how it's done? Check out this video clip on the making of a scene in Avatar. If you have not seen the movie, you may want to wait until after you do - and please, see it in 3D (or even at an IMAX).