With themes concerning God, hope and survival, LIFE OF PI’s ideas are epic, with incredible visuals to match. Widely regarded as an “unfilmable” novel, LIFE OF PI follows a boy’s spiritual journey across the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat, accompanied by a tiger. Director Ang Lee decided early on that his film adaptation needed to go beyond a typical movie experience by originating in 3D stereoscopic. In order to help bring the ambitious script to the big screen, Lee brought on board cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, who shot the film using six ALEXA cameras paired on three Cameron Pace Fusion 3D rigs with ARRI / Zeiss Master Prime lenses.

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LIFE OF PI wins two BAFTA Awards

Claudio Miranda, ASC, takes home the Best Cinematography prize, while LIFE OF PI also wins Best Special Visual Effects at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards in London.

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Claudio Miranda, ASC, on LIFE OF PI

The talented cinematographer tells ARRI about materializing images and emotions on a grand scale and in 3D for LIFE OF PI, using six ALEXAs and Master Primes.

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LIFE OF PI: behind-the-scenes featurette Go behind the scenes on one of the most ambitious films of recent years and get a glimpse of director Ang Lee’s incredible journey of adventure and discovery.

LIFE OF PI clip: ‘Alone with a tiger’ LIFE OF PI scenes in the boat were lit with a giant rig of 9 ARRIMAX lights over a water tank and shot against bluescreen.

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