"People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until its right, and then I move on to the next thing"—James Cameron.
Born to an Engineer father and nurse mother on 16th of August 1954 in Kapuskasing Ontario, Canada. James Francis Cameron honoured with United States Citizenship after he left for the country in 1971. He earned his graduation in Physics from California State University. In 1980, he started his professional film career as Art Director.
He is the eldest one among five others of Phillip and Shirley, The parents. In California, he is popularly known as Jim who worked a number of part times jobs including truck driving to prop up his screenwriting aspiration.
This year March 25th, Cameron arrived at the bottom of the Mariana Trench and has made himself as the first person to do so in a one-man craft. The Mariana Trench is well known to all as the deepest point on Earth, at 11 km below the ocean surface. The vehicle in which he attained this feat is the Deep-Sea Challenger (DCV 1), built in Sydney by research and design company Acheron Project Pty Ltd. Cameron is the first person to use momentous time at that depth, having discovered the area for three hours after arrival.
"Seated inside a specially built 12-ton lime green submersible called the Deep Sea Challenger, the brilliant filmmaker caught every moment of his 2 hour 36 minute journey down to the bottom of the Marianna Trench on video - Given that it is 120 times larger than the Grand Canyon and a mile deeper than Mount Everest, there was, lots to capture."
Mr. Cameron's landing was smooth and view, crystal clear. So what did he see?
Cameron is not merely a film director, but a scientist by training. His forte is physics and his fervour is shipwrecks. Cameron’s couple of wrecks of expertise to this point is the Titanic and the Bismarck. He has made documentary films on both. In October 2010, Oscar winning filmmaker James Cameron signed an agreement with Fox to direct two sequels to Avatar, which are scheduled to be released in December 2014 and December 2015.fore seen on screen
In 2003, Bismarck, the documentary film was honoured him with an Emmy award for his outstanding editing for Non-Fiction programming. The film was produced (2002) for Discovery, (the most expensive channel) by Andrew Wight and James Cameron. The film was directed by Cameron and Gary Johnstone. The film revolves around an underwater voyage to the German battleship Bismarck and digitally renovates events that led up to the ship's sinking during World War II.
The man 6 feet and 2 inches tall with a meticulously clipped, graying beard simmers with enthusiasm about the life aquatic. A self confessed ‘nerd from Kapuskasing’, Cameron is absolutely engrossed in all things nautical. Since he outlines in extensive detail the technological advances that have been made in submarine filming over the past few years, he breaks off for a moment to laugh: "I must warn you, I'm into this stuff."Over the years," Cameron muses, "I have come across the Titanic story to be a brilliantly affluent and renewable metaphor for the way we look at the world. I'm afraid that human nature has not changed much since 1912 - if at all!"
Most of his films have water or the ocean as a central theme. The use of machines as an important plot, point or weapon in both Aliens and Avatar, the soldiers exploit a similar machine to fight in the final battle, the Terminators are machines, and The Abyss also features a lot of machines important to the plot. His nickname is ‘Iron Jim’ as for being very tough and having a temper. James has industrialized a new generation stereo imaging camera called ‘The Fusion Camera’.
In an interview, Cameron explains, “A director's job is to make something happen and it doesn't happen by itself. So you wheedle, you cajole, you flatter people, you tell them what needs to be done. And if you don't bring a passion and intensity to it, you shouldn't be doing it”.