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James Cameron's Avatar: The Movie Scrapbook - click link for details

James Cameron's Avatar:
The Movie Scrapbook


Welcome to the middle of a nearby star system, where humans have discovered the moon Pandora, home to the Na'vi and the fantastic creatures that roam among them. Explore the depths of this exotic new world in this movie scrapbook, filled with images from the film and cool facts about the Na'vi!




James Cameron's Avatar: The Na'vi Quest - click link for details

James Cameron's Avatar: The Na'vi Quest


Based on the big screen adaptation by the director of "Titanic" and 20th Century Fox. Full color. Reading level: Ages 9-12; Paperback: 64 pages; Publisher: HarperFestival (November 24, 2009); Language: English




The Reusable Sticker Book - click link for details

James Cameron's Avatar: The Reusable Sticker Book

Experience the world of Avatar like never before. Re-create your favorite scenes from the movie with these reusable stickers and colorful backgrounds!

Reading level: Ages 4-8; Paperback: 64 pages; Publisher: HarperFestival (November 24, 2009); Language: English





The Making of Avatar (Hardcover) - click for details

The Making of Avatar Hardcover
by Jody Duncan


In 1995, James Cameron began work on a story that would, more than a decade later, evolve into Avatar, the blockbuster of 2009 and no less than the movie event of the decade. Opening to international critical acclaim (including nine Academy Award® nominations) and unprecedented box-office success, Avatar quickly, within a few short weeks, became the highest-grossing film on record.

An epic for our times, this next-generation spectacle blends action, adventure, and romance with a timely message of ecological responsibility while using, and inventing, cutting-edge technologies to transport audiences to a lush, fully realized alien world.

No less epic, however, was the groundbreaking and exhaustive process of bringing the film to life. Early brainstorming sessions in Malibu jumpstarted a vast production effort that ultimately spanned several years and multiple continents.

The Making of Avatar reveals never-before-seen illustrations and photographs, with a text that charts the technical challenges, innovations, and discoveries that made the film's breakthroughs possible.

Working in tandem, artists and technicians created new tools and processes to realize the film's vision, including those for performance capture, which allows the nuances of the actors' performances to be translated faithfully to their digital characters; a virtual camera system, which empowered Cameron to direct within a virtual world with unprecedented range, generate real-time composites, and blend live action and special effects more naturally and intuitively than ever before; and stereoscopic photography, which produced the most immersive 3-D experience to date.

Here is the behind-the-scenes celebration of this monumental undertaking, the official record of how Cameron, the actors, and the crew made a film, and made history.




The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure (Hardcover) - click for details

The Art of Avatar:
James Cameron's Epic Adventure Hardcover

by Lisa Fitzpatrick, Peter Jackson (Foreword)


Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic and the creator of the Terminator series, has been crafting Avatar for over four years.

The film follows the story of an ex-marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on a distant planet filled with exotic life forms.

As an avatar, a human consciousness in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

The Art of Avatar, the companion book to this epic 3-D action adventure, explores the developmental and conceptual art used by the creative team to create the original world of Avatar.

With over 100 exclusive full-color images including sketches, matte paintings, drawings, and film stills, The Art of Avatar reveals the process behind the creation of set designs for the imaginative vistas, unique landscapes, aerial battle scenes, bioluminescent nights, and fantastical creatures.

Interviews with art directors, visual effects designers, animators, costume designers, and creature makers bring insight into this creative process.

The Art of Avatar brings readers behind the scenes of this unprecedented moviegoing experience. 108 pages; Language: English.




Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide - click for details

Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide

Paperback: 192 pages; Publisher: Harper Entertainment

In the futuristic world of Avatar, Jake, a wounded ex-marine, is thrust into an elaborate scheme to mine an exotic planet for its rare and valuable natural resources.

Scientists have created Avatars - a body designed to look like the planet's alien inhabitants that have to be operated by a human consciousness. Walking in his Avatar body, Jake finds himself drawn to the planet's way of life.

But as the threat of war grows ever closer, Jake finds himself torn between his human roots and the new friends that he wants to protect.

This is a stunning, full-colour companion featuring a comprehensive look at the fictional world created for the film, including flora, fauna, planets, and more.

Cameron has spent years developing a new technology that allows him to create much more realistic CG environments in incredible 3D.



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