Want a behind-the-scenes look at how the highest grossing film of all time was made? Can you hold out for six months? Avatar: The Exhibition, organized by the Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and director James Cameron, is launching a world tour in Seattle on June 4.
For fans of Avatar, this is about as close as you’ll ever get to Pandora (though we wouldn’t put it past Cameron to create an actual planet). You’ll get to view props like the actual AMP (Armored Mobility Platform) suit used in the combat scenes, and the original, handmade models of the Na’vi characters and their wardrobes, plus sketches and other models from the film.
“Fans will be able to see in-person the workmanship behind the film, whether it’s how scenes are captured, or how a costume was built first as a real world garment then produced digitally,” Cameron said in a statement. (Last week’s snowstorm kept him from an in-town appearance; he did one phone interview…with the Seattle Times.)
There will also be interactive installations where you can try your hand at motion capture and 3D film technologies like the ones used in Avatar. We’re not saying you’re going to create a $2.7 billion dollar-making, Oscar-winning epic, but it’s fun to pretend.
Avatar: The Exhibition makes its world premiere June 4, 2011, and will be stationed at the EMP|SFM through Sept 3, 2012—at the same time Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition and the Nirvana exhibit will be in house. Seattle will be crawling with fanboys next year.