James Cameron to School NAB Attendees on Making 3D Profitable

James Cameron will head a 3D panel at the NAB Show in Las Vegas — “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross will also lead a session

James Cameron, 3D evangelist behind hugely successful "Avatar" and the retrofitted "Titanic,"  will school NAB Show attendees on the secrets of making that platform profitable, the National Association of Broadcaster said Tuesday. 

Cameron and his Cameron Pace Group partner Vince Pace will lead their April 16 panel, titled "The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable," at 10:30 a.m. in Las Vegas.

"Hunger Games" director Gary Ross, along with that movie's sound designers, also will head a panel, as will "The Walking Dead" executive producers.

Cameron's session will focus on the company's technology that allows crews to shoot 2D and 3D simultaneously, without a significant increase in cost or personnel. They call it "5D."

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Ross's panel, scheduled for noon on April 17, will show how the sound and picture teams collaborated on "The Hunger Games."

"The Walking Dead" panel, scheduled for 1 p.m. April 17, is called, "'The Walking Dead': Creating a Thinking Person's Zombie Drama," and includes the show's executive producers, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman, and its showrunner, Glen Mazzara.

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The final new panel announced Tuesday is "The Brave New World of Filmmaking with Digital Technologies."

That panel, with "Avatar" and "War Horse" production designer Rick Carter, "Spiderwick Chronicles" and "National Treasure" director of photography Caleb Deschanel and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Minority Report" visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 16.

More than 90,000 people from 151 countries attend the NAB Show, an electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.