Read the whole article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/aug ... technology" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;The technological secrets of James Cameron's new film Avatar
How the director has taken 3D film technology to the next level in his new blockbuster
by Bobbie Johnson
In real life, we see images in three dimensions because our left and right eyes see slightly different images that, when combined by the brain, deliver a picture that has depth. In old-fashioned 3D cinematography – the sort where your glasses had red and green coloured lenses – a pair of closely-aligned images with different tints gave the impression of depth by fooling the eyes. But modern 3D films have developed new techniques to drag them out of their B-movie past, and Avatar takes things a step further by using both computer generated imagery and advanced stereoscopic filming methods to create the illusion of reality.
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