While accepting an honorary membership into the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers- James Cameron promised to push the innovation for 3D filmmaking further for his upcoming follow-ups to 2009’s 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- 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.
Cameron appears headstrong in his commitment to treating audiences all around the world to a spectacular movie-going experience. His directorial plans are focused only on continuing the story of Avatar and the vast world of Pandora where the films take place. Cameron has always been known for his technological prowess and forward thinking when it comes to any kind of effects; Aliens and the first two Terminator films are just a few.
Douglass Trumball was also honored at the event and spoke about Ang Lee’s latest, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The film has not gotten many favorable reviews as some deem it “unwatchable” due to the film being in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second. Trumball acknowledged the negative reviews but also reminded audiences that “2001 got terrible reviews when it opened” as well.