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Pathways painting by Roger Dean, also featured on the album cover of Yes' <i>Yessongs</i>

Brit fantasy artist sues James Cameron over Avatar world

The highest-grossing film of all time has once again found itself in the courts as a British artist has accused Avatar's creators of copyright infringement, breach of implied contact, unfair competition and unjust enrichment. "Pathways" painting by W. Roger Dean, also featured on the album cover of Yessongs (by English prog …

Fuel VFX goes up in smoke

Australian visual effects company Fuel VFX looks set to be sold, just weeks after being placed into voluntary administration less than a fortnight ago. The visual effects house secured cornerstone work in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, The Avengers, Mission Impossible and Iron Man 2 but was hit with a cash crisis stemming from a …
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Cameron flaunts footage of pristine, featureless bottom

Celebrity mega-auteur James Cameron, fresh from his partially successful submarine mission to the deepest recess of the oceans, has stunned the interwebs with the release of some video showing the "featureless" seabed which he reached after such great efforts. Here's a press-conference vid including the footage: Cameron, …
Lewis Page, 27 Mar 2012
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James Cameron back from dive to world's deepest point

Filmmaker James Cameron has made it back from his first excursion into the deepest point on the Earth's surface, the bottom of the Challenger Deep at nearly 36,000 feet below the ocean waves. Cameron is the third person to make it to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, and the only person to make the trip alone. His submarine, …
Iain Thomson, 27 Mar 2012
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Telstra straps onto James Cameron’s deep sea ride

Telstra will provide the technology behind director James Cameron's bid to capture what lies at the deepest point of the ocean. Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge expedition is a joint scientific project backed by Cameron, the National Geographic Society and Rolex to conduct deep-ocean research and exploration - eleven kilometres …
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Titanic director James Cameron prepares for deep sea dive

James Cameron, the man behind water-logged blockbusters like Titanic and The Abyss, has announced his intention to dive alone to the deepest point in the ocean in the next few weeks and bring back some of the alien creatures that live there. Cameron has already dived deeper than any other human on a solo mission, when he …
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Remastered 4K, 3D Titanic steams towards cinemas

James Cameron has confirmed that the 3D version of his 1997 epic Titanic will hit cinema screens on 6 April next year. In a statement, the director said: "There's a whole generation that's never seen Titanic as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be Titanic as you've never seen it before, digitally …
Lester Haines, 20 May 2011
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James Cameron to amp up Avatar frame rate

James Cameron has said he's decided to up the frame rate on Avatar 2 and 3 to give the movies an "added sense of reality". Speaking at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the director suggested that he'd crank up the movies from 24 fps to 48 or 60 fps. He explained: "When you author and project a movie at 48 or 60, it becomes a different …
Lester Haines, 31 Mar 2011
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Curiosity kills 3D Cameron cams

NASA has decided to ditch plans to equip its Curiosity Mars rover with a pair of 3D cameras. Avatar helmsman James Cameron was behind the move to replace the rover's two cameras with some enhanced glass, but the agency says it doesn't have time to test the kit before Curiosity sets off for the Red Planet later this year. The …
Lester Haines, 28 Mar 2011
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Cameron promises yet more Avatar

Those of you who simply haven't had enough Avatar will be pleased to learn that James Cameron has revealed he's planning a sequel in which he'll be "focusing on the ocean on Pandora". Speaking to the LA Times, the helmsman described this new environment as "equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative" as Avatar's …
Lester Haines, 21 Apr 2010
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Oscars can Sacha Baron Cohen Avatar skit

Brit comedian Sacha Baron Cohen will not entertain the Oscars crowd on Sunday by hooking up with Ben Stiller for a dig at the helmsman of paradigm-busting megabucks sci-fi superproduction Avatar. According to New York magazine, Baron Cohen "planned to appear onstage as a blue-skinned, female Na’vi, with Stiller translating ' …
Lester Haines, 4 Mar 2010

Avatar renders this earthly life meaningless

James Cameron's 3D sci-fi romp Avatar appears to have deeply affected some cinemagoers who've found that life on Earth doesn't measure up to the prospect of living on utopian world Pandora. CNN reports that net forums are awash with dark musings on the impossibility of visiting the virtual planet, with those most deeply …
Lester Haines, 12 Jan 2010
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James Cameron poised to make Fantastic Voyage

20th Century Fox is moving forward with plans to remake 1966 sci-fi movie Fantastic Voyage, with James Cameron on board as producer and pensmith Shane Salerno (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem) tasked with adapting the original. Fox has yet to appoint a director for the project. According to Variety, Roland Emmerich was linked to …
Lester Haines, 11 Dec 2009

3D BD spec due H2 2010, says AMD

The Blu-ray Disc Association's specification for incorporating stereoscopic 3D content on Blu-ray media, won't appear until the second half of 2010, AMD has said. The chip maker yesterday said it would partner with software maker CyberLink to demo stereoscopic 3D content coming off Blu-ray at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES …
Tony Smith, 8 Dec 2009

Panasonic demands 1080p 3D TV 'standard'

CES Panasonic wants the consumer electronics industry to come together and join it in the development of a standard for full HD 3D TV. Even if its call falls of deaf ears, the Japanese giant will start selling tellies capable of displaying a 3D image at 1080p resolution in 2010, it said today, along with a Blu-ray Disc player …
Tony Smith, 8 Jan 2009

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