James Cameron says he's trying to improve the 3D technology for Avatar 2. Many say Avatar raised the bar high for 3D technology, but Cameron says he thinks he can do better.
“For Avatar 2, what I’m most interested in is getting theaters to up their light level,” Cameron told The Wall Street Journal. “And we want to shoot the movie at 48 or maybe even 60 frames a second, and display it at that speed, which will eliminate a lot of the motion artifacts that I think are causing some people problems.”
Cameron said he's trying to eliminate complaints from moviegoers "about feeling sick."
"I think it’s because the image is strobing,” the director said. “That’s a function of the 24-frame rate, which has actually got nothing to do with 3D. It’s just made more apparent because the 3D is otherwise such an enhanced, realistic image, that all of a sudden you’re aware of this funky strobing which you weren’t aware of.”
Cameron has already used this new technology on one of his films. He says Sanctum which opens Friday used the new camera system; while it worked well with that film, Cameron says there are some challenges in using the same system for Avatar 2 because of the "subject matter and location."
Avatar 2 is set to hit theaters in December 2014.