James Cameron looks to a ‘Worlds Away’ future for moviemaking

As executive producer and chief camera operator on “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away,” James Cameron’s job was to give moviegoers a view that money could not buy in a live setting.

BY GEORGE LANG Published: December 21, 2012

James Cameron knows Cirque du Soleil.

Having seen every iteration of the Canadian acrobatic group’s performances and watched them from multiple vantage points, the executive producer of “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” said there was one goal above all others in creating this new 3-D presentation: He wanted viewers to see Cirque du Soleil in a way that was completely different from a live, theatrical setting.

“I’ve seen all...

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