How Adobe Software was used in creating Avatar

Avatar was actually the highlight of my trip to Adobe Max Conference in L. A. this year. I must say that it didn’t disappoint. In fact, I wanted to blog about it right away (2 hours after seeing it) before I missed anything while sleeping in today.


While at MAX, we saw some sneak peaks that weren’t already available in the previews (I remember the previews before and didn’t really know whether or not I’d want to see the movie). However, when I saw the Conference only clips… I knew that was the movie I HAD to watch.

So, at midnight, I went to see it with the guy I’m seeing (*smiles*). He was more concerned about the story than anything – I just thought of: BAD ASS editing SKILLZ + Crazy Budget that James Cameron had (in other words, I wanted to see effects, booms, blasts, crazy 3D shits that keeps me inspired for WEEKS – or until the next awesome special effects movies)… I knew it would be good because you have to admit… Titanic was good (let’s ignore that many girls at my age (except me) had a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio) – I actually liked the storyline behind it. So yes.. James Cameron movies = great storylines especially for women! You know he makes these for women right?

Anyway, the movie was 3 hours long. I won’t say what happens simply because I don’t want to ruin anything. However, I didn’t get up from the seat and I was sucked into the story. I loved every bit of it… the Alien world was so beautiful (by the way they edited using Adobe Products).

The story talks about the Na’vi Aliens (that speaks a different language – the actors had to learn some of it). It takes place in 2154 AD. Jake Sully played by Sam Worthington plays a U. S. Marine who is paralyzed and has to use his twin brother’s Avatar that helps him become a virtual 10-feet-tall alien in a place called Pandora.

While on Pandora, Jake gets to adapt to the Na’vi’s culture and meets with a Na’vi female called Neytiri (played by Zoe Saldaña (love her)). He falls for her and that begins a whirlwind of events that causes him to choose sides (humans or Na’vis). The ending was predictable (sadly) but overall it was very well done!

It’s entirely 3D and had me on the edge of my seat and catching vertigo at certain angles because I hate heights! I will give this movie 5 stars but I can’t tell whether it’s because I’m completely bias from the high that I got from the Adobe Max conference. I will definitely want to see it again!

Go see it and let me know what you thought!

P. S. The guy I’m seeing, loved the storyline.

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