To create his epic Avatar, James Cameron and his crew had to invent the tools needed to achieve a transforming vision. The story of their journey - from Avatar's conception to its realization on the screen - is an epic in itself.
Jody Duncan is the editor of Cinefex magazine, which is the leading publication on special effects in the movies. She is the author of books on the making of groundbreaking films, including Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Lisa Fitzpatrick is the author of Abrams' Art of Avatar. An award-winning editor, she has created books for a wide variety of films and television shows, including 24, Kung Fu Panda, and an anniversary edition for the USC School of Cinematic Arts.