Lighting underwater for Avatar 2


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The way light behaves as it travels through water creates a variety of challenges for cinematography. James Cameron is a renowned filmmaker and underwater explorer who has revolutionized underwater cinematography. He directed the epic film "The Abyss," which was a landmark in underwater filmmaking, featuring innovative techniques and stunning underwater visuals. Cameron also directed "Titanic," which is considered one of the most expensive and successful films of all time and features a number of underwater scenes. In addition to his work in film, Cameron has made multiple deep-sea dives, including a solo dive to the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench. Through his groundbreaking work, Cameron has established himself as a pioneer in underwater cinematography and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in underwater filmmaking.

The video below gives some cool insight into his latest film.


Maura N.

The Last Black Unicorn
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Lighting underwater is a completely different topic than lighting in a studio or on the ground. I enjoyed watching your video, thank you for sharing it with us! :D