Fantastic Doc on the Making of James Cameron "The Abyss"

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  07 July 2013
Fantastic Doc on the Making of James Cameron "The Abyss"

"Back Into The Abyss": a mini-documentary exploring the process and struggles that Steve and his crew undertook to create the NTI creatures for the James Cameron hit film "The Abyss".

Back Into The Abyss: Part 1

Back Into The Abyss: Part 2

Back Into The Abyss: Part 3
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  07 July 2013
Thats really cool. Great insight. Feels like it ended abruptly.
  07 July 2013
That was good, thanks for posting.

So many of James Cameron's films (including The Abyss) were milestones in computer graphics. I read a book called "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron" that went through his life from his amateur work and starting on Howard Corman films up to all his famous movies like Terminator II, Titantic, and Avatar. It sounds from the book like he was pretty critical and demanding to work for in his earlier years, but learned to be nicer later on.
Jeremy Birn
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  07 July 2013
He's still every bit as critical and demanding, he's just nice inbetween all that..haha. There's just this ferocious intelligence behind it all, those gears are always turning. Fascinating guy.

Was looking up stuff on Escape from New York recently and they have pics of him doing matte paintings under Roger Corman's group, and also working with the Skotaks, who he would have a long relationship with.

Always pushing forward and doing more, I think at this point the filmmaking is becoming a hobby to fund his submarine/exploration work.
  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by pipdixel: Thats really cool. Great insight. Feels like it ended abruptly.

cause their are more parts in the same channel

  07 July 2013
I like one of the comments on the youtube link
"i had no idea robert downey jr. did the special effects for the abyss!"

I thought the exact thing when i started to!!!
  07 July 2013
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