[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be occasionally supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]

You'd have to be living in a coma under a rock trapped under an even bigger rock to not know that James Cameron's Avatar is brimming with CGI creations at this point. But even though the method behind the filmmaking is relatively common place at this point thanks to the film's ubiquitous coverage over the last few months, we still haven't seen too much on the behind the scenes front. Sure, there have been making-of segments all over network TV, but they're rather broad in their nature. And since the DVD and Blu-ray coming out this Earth day are admittedly going to be barebones, it's going to be a while before we get a detail-oriented, commentary laden look at creating Pandora.

However, if you're really jonesing to see part of the process, you can head over to Weta Digital's official website (sorry, no embeds are available), where they've posted a series of layer-by-layer deconstructions of a few brief sequences in Avatar. Unfortunately the seven clips are commentary-free, but they do provide a nice, geeky look at the addition/subtraction process Cameron and Weta went through when creating their all-CGI environments.
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