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The Art of Avatar opinions
« on: January 13, 2010, 05:13:59 am »
I just bought this book and I think it deserves it's own thread. The pictures in this book are amazing, it's like you're on Pandora again when you read it.
Instead of seeing the movie over and over again, this is a good (cheaper) alternative, just looking at the pictures while listening to the soundtrack.  :)
(Of course nothing beats seeing the movie.  :P)

What are your opinions on The Art of Avatar?
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 01:27:45 am »
I flipped through it, and i may pick it up as something to put on the coffee table or something, but im still undecided so far.

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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 09:24:21 am »
Waiting for it to arrive in the mail ;)

And while I don't wish to sound like an advertiser of a website, it's up at a reduced price on amazon.co.uk
Found the Art of Avatar, the soundtrack and the survivor's guide to Pandora as a 3-package set, should by any luck arrive tomorrow, latest by the coming monday :D
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010, 08:46:42 pm »
As an artist, I have a very high appreciation for the concept art in the book. It should be a good reference for whenever I feel the need to draw a Pandoran ioang (animal).
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 05:58:04 am »
I just picked it out of the mailbox and...
wow! Tears of joy are streaming down my face when looking into it.
It's as you said, ma Txura Tirea: a journey back to Pandora.
But it's even more. The book is full of awesome work and details. You get to see the thought, effort and design process behind the creation of this wonderful world.
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 10:34:11 am »
(Damn you, Cameron! I'm addicted to a MOVIE!)

He needs to stop making awesome movies. :<
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 10:37:09 am »
(Damn you, Cameron! I'm addicted to a MOVIE!)

He needs to stop making awesome movies. :<
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 10:43:45 am »
(Damn you, Cameron! I'm addicted to a MOVIE!)

He needs to stop making awesome movies. :<
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 10:59:00 am »
He needs to stop making awesome movies. :<

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Well, at least not before finishing the Avatar-trilogy...
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 11:10:33 am »
He needs to stop making awesome movies. :<

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Well, at least not before finishing the Avatar-trilogy...

I think that after the trilogy is complete, they should work on "Planter Earth" Pandora style, The short 4 minute clip they did was nice but I think they could make a series when they can start pumping out cg faster by the time the 3rd movie comes out.
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 12:05:45 pm »
He needs to stop making awesome movies. :<

Fpi Eywa ke!
Well, at least not before finishing the Avatar-trilogy...

I think that after the trilogy is complete, they should work on "Planter Earth" Pandora style, The short 4 minute clip they did was nice but I think they could make a series when they can start pumping out cg faster by the time the 3rd movie comes out.

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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 06:30:57 pm »
I love the art in the book. The landscape is amazing. I draw landscapes all the time, and some of it was made up, but this blew everything out of the water!

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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 08:59:00 am »
I just recieved it too, and I must say it's amazing. Only have positive things to say about it. Get it. :)

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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2010, 10:11:35 am »
I love the art in the book. The landscape is amazing. I draw landscapes all the time, and some of it was made up, but this blew everything out of the water!

It is rather beautiful. I love the bioluminescence!
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2010, 01:59:21 pm »
Got my Art of Avatar, the sountrack and the activists book at the same time.

The art book is simply amazing. Beautiful drawings of every aspect of the movie, it also has little text-coloums in it explaining different stages of the artistic designing of the movie and its ideas.
Reading the behind-the-scenes about how the animals were thought up, designed and finally approved was a special treat, and one that I hadn't been counting on.
I hightly recommend people getting it if they're even remotely interested in the art-side (which honestly, who isn't when we're talking Avatar? :p)
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2010, 07:37:27 pm »
The art book is pretty cool.  There are some things in the art book that helped me to better recognise some items in the background of interior of Hometree the next time I saw the film.
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2010, 10:34:55 pm »
(Damn you, Cameron! I'm addicted to a MOVIE!)

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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2010, 04:49:35 am »
(Damn you, Cameron! I'm addicted to a MOVIE!)

He needs to stop making awesome movies. :<
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2010, 11:43:40 pm »
The only complaint I have is about The Art Of Avatar is its poor binding & cut.
I hand-picked mine out of a stack at Borders - checking every page - and there was not one that had not binding or cutting issues. On some the fold-out pages were cut at the fold so that the fold out was cut off and loose. Others had loose pages. The best I could find still had one loose page. 
So this is a book you want to buy in a store where you can inspect it.

And the double page wide concept art images would have been better on an fold-out page. 

But the content is awesome!
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Re: The Art of Avatar opinions
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2010, 11:51:29 pm »
The only complaint I have is about The Art Of Avatar is its poor binding & cut.
I hand-picked mine out of a stack at Borders - checking every page - and there was not one that had not binding or cutting issues. On some the fold-out pages were cut at the fold so that the fold out was cut off and loose. Others had loose pages. The best I could find still had one loose page. 
So this is a book you want to buy in a store where you can inspect it.

And the double page wide concept art images would have been better on an fold-out page. 

But the content is awesome!
Good to know.

Hey, who is the publisher of record for that? If you get a chance, check the title page and let me know who made it (Random House?). you see, the major publishers have been screaming that "self-published books" are of poor design and content, but this book is part of a multi-billion dollar franchise (that has not even begin to make the billions it will in merch and licensing). So it is interesting to know if this thing was printed in a third world company by the RDA in an efforts to save a few shekels. I have no doubt it cost quite a bit. I have yet to check out the pub price--been buried in Na'vi work lately.
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