Saturday, April 20, 2024

International Training To Host ‘Avatar 2’ Behind-the-Scenes Filming Underwater Webinar Series


The folks at International Training will be hosting a series of webinars on the behind-the-scenes details of filming the hit movie “Avatar: The Way Of Water.”

Participants will be able to interact with the crew and ask questions in real-time during the live YouTube broadcasts.

Scuba training and Freediver training for the cast and crew of “Avatar 2” was provided by TDI/SDI/PFI instructors John Garvin and Kirk Krack.

The webinar series will be as follows:

Sunday April 2nd, 2023 at 1 p.m. US Eastern time
Webisode 1: Stunt Divers
* Covering the role of underwater stunt performers on Avatar
* Choreography, Using underwater stunt rigs, Creature piloting
* Working with actors, Safety considerations

Sunday April 16th, 2023 at 1 p.m. US Eastern time
Webisode 2: The Tank
* Covering the design and functionality of the tank
* Grip and lighting considerations
* Special effects design
* Motion capture underwater

Sunday April 23rd, 2023 at 1 p.m. US Eastern time
Webisode 3: Camera
* Covering the technical aspects, complexities and challenges of shooting underwater

Sunday April 30th, 2023 at 5 p.m. US Eastern time
Webisode 4: Safety
* Covering logistics and safety management, Risk assessment
* Training, Role of dive supervisor/safety divers

To register for the webinars, click here.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.