Jon Landau, James Cameron’s longtime producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment, discusses the ‘Avatar’ sequels, new technologies, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2014 -- here is a candid discussion with Jon Landau, James Cameron’s longtime producing partner at Lightstorm Entertainment.
In the interview, Landau talks about the three upcoming Avatar sequel productions and the uncertain economics of VFX production, as well as the evolution of High Frame Rate filmmaking and other production technologies. He also shares his insights about how an over-reliance on film production technologies can potentially disrupt the creative process.
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Produced in collaboration with the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, AWN has been publishing Professional Spotlight interview videos since 2008. Check out hundreds of video interview segments with some of the industry's leading professionals on the AWNtv FMX Channel.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.