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. The Making of Avatar tells the story, from early brainstorming sessions in Malibu to a vast production effort spanning continents. Along the way, the filmmakers designed new techniques to bring the nuances of human performances to the screen, allow the director unprecedented control within the world he envisioned and integrate 3D effects naturally. Jody Duncan, editor of Cinefex magazine, and Lisa Fitzpatrick, author of Abrams's Art of Avatar, offer an authoritative and official record in words and pictures of the most significant film of our time.