James Cameron promises to ‘push’ innovation in upcoming ‘Avatar’ sequels

James Cameron (L) and Suzy Amis attend the premiere of the motion picture fantasy "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" at TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on December 9, 2014. Cameron has promised to "push" new film innovations in upcoming "Avatar" sequels. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) — James Cameron has promised to “push” new film innovations and technology in his upcoming sequels to “Avatar.”

“I’m going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) — the things we are working toward,” the filmmaker said Friday according to The Hollywood Reporter as he accepted an honorary membership into the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, joining the ranks of Walt Disney, Ray Dolby and George Lucas.

“I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We’ll get there,” he continued before also noting movie “magic has to amaze and that involves constant creation of new tools and techniques . The audience’s eyes adjust to what we did, and so we need to up our work.”

Special effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull was also honored by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Currently Cameron is said to have four sequels planned for his smash-hit sci-fi series that first released in 2009.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet to the event, Cameron spoke further on his intentions to present “Avatar” sequels at a higher frame rate noting, “I think [high frame rates] is a tool, not a format. I think it’s something you want to weave in and out and use it when it soothes the eye, especially in 3D during panning, movements that [create] artifacts that I find very bothersome. I want to get rid of that stuff, and you can do it through high frame rates.”

“Movies are going to look better than they’ve ever looked. They already do and they are going to continue [to look better]. Anything we can imagine, we can put on the screen,” he continued.


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