James Cameron teases Avatar sequels in 3D without glasses, has doubts about 'Billy Lynn' High Frame Rates

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James Cameron has promised innovation with the new Avatar sequels. This would surely get way more people willing to watch 3D if they don't need to incorporate those goofy, uncomfortable glasses. As someone that already wears glasses at the movies, I can't stand wearing these uncomfortable and dim specs.

Cameron is, of course, not holding on any promises. So don't be surprised if we do get these sequels with glasses, but in James Cameron we should trust. This is a man that has continuously been ahead of movie technology for decades.

“I'm going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range and high frame rates — the things we are working toward. 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

I'd of, of course, rather have him concentrate on story and characters, but this is the sort of stuff that makes us love the man. Cameron absolutely pushes the technical limit, HOWEVER his earlier work is superior filmmaking because it had everything to offer. Good storytelling, fantastic visuals and good dialogue.

"Avatar" was well worth seeing because of the technical accomplishment that it was. The story itself, its lazy message and terrible dialogue were not positives that came out of it. 

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“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.
“In terms of that kind of hyper clarity, there may be some films that benefit from it," he continued. "But I feel you still have to have a little bit of that veil of unreality that comes with [today’s commonly used] 24 frames per second. This is my conclusion now. I don’t think you do it wall-to-wall, I think you do it where you need it.”
Full HollywoodReporter coverage of James Cameron at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' Centennial Gala can be found HERE

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