Are you still in awe of what James Cameron did with Avatar? You still wondering how Cameron could pull off something so visually wondrous when other  SFX companies don’t even come close to matching it? Are you an amateur filmmaker hoping to learn from the example of James Cameron (in a filmmaking sense, at least)?

If you answered yes to any of those questions (or having a passing interest) then you should check out this behind-the-scenes featurette, Creating The World of Pandora, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.

VIEWER BE WARNED: This video ain’t short. If you’re at work right now and looking to kill time, you’ll need the good part of your lunch break to view it.

However, if you do have the time on your hands might as well check it out. It’s pretty interesting:

Wow, feel like I just saved myself the cost of a DVD/Blu-ray – at least to see that particular special feature that I’m interested in :-) .

Seriously though, I’ve heard people trying to knock Avatar down a peg or two for about a month now – but for me, this video proves just how much vision and work went into bringing this story and film to life. Call me a brown-noser or whatever you want, but this movie wasn’t just “all effects,” – it was great work done by dedicated actors, spearheaded by a truly visionary (and yes, willful) director, some of the best designers, artists and f/x minds in the business – and the end result really did justice to their efforts.

That’s how I feel. Let the mocking commence.

What did you think about the featurette – learn anything new or interesting?

Avatar will still be in theaters for the foreseeable future.

Source: Yahoo Movies