by Anne Cassidy.
From Terminator 2 to Avatar, James Cameron has become known for pushing technological innovation in filmmaking. When taking time out from making the Avatar sequels, the Oscar-winning director can be found a long way below sea level in his guise as a deep-sea explorer (the latest diving expedition, 36,000 feet below the sea, is the subject of his upcoming documentary).
The filmmaker, screenwriter, technology pioneer, and explorer is constantly looking for ways to galvanize his audience with the shock of the new. But is he man or machine when it comes to creativity? We asked Cameron for some insights into his creative process, from the inception of a script idea to keeping his objectivity, and sanity, on set.
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