Director: James Cameron
Designer: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
See the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRdxXPV9GNQ
I originally came on AVATAR in the early stages with Rick Carter to get the visual side of the project organized and budgeted as it geared up for green light. While the show waited for green light I got an offer to design 3:10 to Yuma. Rick kindly encouraged me to go do 3:10. On completion of 3:10 I returned to AVATAR to work on the physical aspects of the interiors of the live action vehicles. The exteriors of which had been meticulously worked out by Ty Rubin and James Cameron. To develop the interiors we started with searching the aircraft scrap yards in the desert to find suitable parts that could augment our futuristic manufactured parts. We fabricated rudimentary interiors out of wood and foam that would fit in the exteriors already defined. Then we inserted the found parts, designing new parts and working out the ergonomics of the interiors. This is a similar method used by the car industry when developing a new car.
Please note, probably more than any other film I have worked on, Avatar was a collaboration of many peoples efforts over several years and guided by the creative force of Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg and paramountly, James Cameron.
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