Contender director of photography claudio miranda, life. Claudio miranda asc life of pi british cinematographer. Based on the book by yann martel, which for a long time was said to be impossible to film, the prospect was challenging a story set almost entirely at sea with a boy and a tiger in a boat, and one which director ang lee went into with brave heart. Director ang lee and cinematographer claudio miranda, asc, shot life of pi in 3d using arri alexa cameras with cameron pace group fusion 3d rigs. Nov 26, 2014 pi finally found its intrepid director in ang lee, who decided to shoot digitally and shoot 3d, and the result was a colorful, amazing visual experience that looked nothing like anything that came before it. I dont purchase many 4k movies without doing some digging first. However, i think it was meant to be seen like a moving painting a kaleidoscope of the trials of life. Based on the book by yann martel, which for a long time was said to be impossible to film. The usage of 3d animation technology in conjunction with real. Oscarwinning dp of life of pi claudio miranda on drones. Las vegas director of photography claudio miranda, who won an oscar for life of pi, will do a high dynamic range pass on disneys tomorrowland, he told the hollywood reporter. Inside the cinematography of life of pi dp claudio miranda shares chilean cinematographer claudio miranda s relatively brief career as a dp has been, in the words of one perfect shot, like winning a lottery based on skill. The film could hardly be more buoyant, kicking off with a popup book display of zoological delights. Life of pi cliffsnotes study guides book summaries, test.
He is known for his work on life of pi 2012, the curious case of benjamin button 2008 and oblivion 20. Life of pi is van een verbluffende schoonheid, zowel avonturenfilm als. Director ang lee, a master painter of spiritual action and mesmerizing juggler of cinematic optics, knows exactly what to do with just. The cinematography of claudio miranda diy photography. Reviewers were puzzled, or damned it with faint praise. Lee wanted claudio miranda as a dop because he was impressed by mirandas work on. To produce a coherent film from martel s tricky novel would be achievement enough, but ang lee has. Claudio miranda was born in 1964 in santiago, chile. The oscar win claudio miranda enjoyed for life of pi started some conversations, as that film was shot with a heavy blend of real and cg environments. The story may not absorb you, but the visuals will instantly carry you away. Nov 20, 2012 ang lees life of pi asks that we take a leap of faith along with a boy named pi patel and a bengal tiger named richard parker as an angry ocean and the ironies of fate set them adrift. Life of pi by ang lee ang lee, suraj sharma, irfan khan. Profoundly deep and rich in beauty, imagination, and philosophy, lee has. Sep 28, 2012 life of pi a gently transporting work of allages entertainment that melds a harrowing highseas adventure with a dreamy meditation on the very nature of storytelling.
Theres nothing here that will be remotely disappointing to most viewers, just so long as youre not expecting lee to abandon his blatant oscarhunger, or his perpetual tactfulness as an interpreter of quality source. Yann martels 2001 novel was a book with a fanciful premise so deftly handled that it won the man booker prize and sold 7 million copies. For lee, the movie was to be his first shot digitally as well as his first 3d stereoscopic film, and he relied on miranda, who had experience in both. Oct 09, 2017 ang lees life of pi 2012 blurs the lines between reality and fantasy in the most aestheticly pleasing way possible. Life of pi is a 2012 adventure drama film based on yann martels 2001 novel of the same name. Life of pi won a muchdeserved oscar earlier this year for claudio miranda s realization of yann martels novel. Cinematographer claudio miranda, who won an oscar for his imagery of magical realism on ang lees 2103 life of pi, will be honored with the visionary achievement award at cine gear expo. Life of pi life of pi a novel authors note this book was born as i was hungry. Claudio miranda, asc makes new rules for shooting life of pi. The storyline revolves around an indian man named pi patel, telling a novelist about his life story, and how at 16 he survives a. Mostly because they were stuck in a life boat together. Biography for claudio miranda turner classic movies. Photographed by claudio miranda, life of pi has ravishing moments of color. A featurette looking at the cinematography from director of photography claudio miranda for life of pi.
According to miranda, he needed underwater housings for the camera rigs, and pace was the only company he knew that made camera extensions on the water really work. Nov 24, 2012 it is clear to me now that ang lee was the right choice of director for the movie life of pi. Adapted from the yann mantel novel of the same name, about a. The ghostly weightlessness of computergenerated characters has undermined many a film that has placed heavy dramatic burden on them, but at no point in life of pi does one lose the sense that there is, indeed, a whopping big great cat weighing down one end of pis dinghy thanks in no small part to human effect, namely newcomer sharmas. Life of pi is an unusual example of anythingispossible technology put at the. Looking at life of pi nyfa continues its look at the best cinematography with an analysis of the camerawork featured in life of pi, shot by claudio miranda. Life of pi cinematographer claudio miranda shooting star trek. Life of pi, directed by ang lee the new york times. Book summary yann martels life of pi is the story of a young man who survives a harrowing shipwreck and months in a lifeboat with a large bengal tiger named richard parker. The sequence in which the storm sinks the ship on which pi and his family are traveling is a.
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon earned his best director oscar as did cinematographer claudio miranda tron. The other animals quickly become food for richard parker, leaving him and pi as the two players in tense and beautiful drama. Roberto orci has hired academy award winner claudio miranda to be the cinematographer on star trek 3. Life of pi won the most oscars in 2012, including ang lee for best director and claudio miranda for best cinematography. All in a days work on the set of life of pi, 20th century fox and rhythm and huess adaptation of the 2002 man booker awardwinning novel by yann martel. Claudio miranda takes us through his process of how he filmed life of pi, references he used and working with the wider production team to achieve the beautiful look of this film. Life of pis tiger a metaphor for life potomac local. Most of this unusual survival story, shot in cuttingedge stereoscopic 3d by director of photography claudio miranda, takes place on a vast ocean. Nov 21, 2012 life of pi is his first excursion into 3d filmmaking, and its a work of meticulous digital artistry.
Sep 28, 2012 to compare life of pi with avatar is not to suggest that lees movie will challenge the cameron movie for alltime box office supremacy. Jan 10, 2015 given the cinematographer hes been working with, it shouldnt be surprising how good tron. Life of pi by yann martel is about an indian boy, pi, who gets shipwrecked with a tiger. Claudio miranda asc life of pi from behind the monitor ang lee calls out, hold the camera still. Life of pi soundtrack pi s lullaby as you probably know, i cant monetize my videos because the content isnt mine. Director ang lee crouching tiger, hidden dragon earned his best directorread more. It goes without saying that the cgis and special effects were outstanding. Cine gear expo to honor life of pi dp claudio miranda. Truly, although my bluray collection is not yet extensive, life of pi makes the others seem to be far from high definition.
I began watching life of pi 2012 with not the slightest idea of what the film would be about other than a youth and a tiger being adrift at sea. Bluray screen capture from the 2012 movie, life of pi. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. The cinematography of life of pi claudio miranda case study. See more ideas about life of pi, claudio miranda and life. Life of pi english movie award winner film personal. Life of pi cgi ang lee claudio miranda if youve been to a cinema where theyre showing the life of pi for the first time, then you probably have apart from the sheer loveliness of the director ang lee and dop claudio miranda s images, the cgi animals take animation to a new and previously unattainable level. Life of pi takes place in 1970s india where we get the story of pi growing up in a zoo. Through his visual magic we experience the fury of a storm at. The beginning of the novel covers pis childhood and youth. Life of pi cinematographer claudio miranda shooting star.
Based on the book by yann martel, which for a long time was said to be impossible to film, the prospect was challenging a story set almost entirely at sea with a boy and a tiger in a boat, and. Jan 11, 2018 the cinematography of life of pi claudio miranda case study. Claudio miranda and oscar are already on speaking terms. Claudio miranda won an oscar for his work on life of pi back in 20 right before oblivion was released. Meanwhile, just around the corner, claudio miranda asc grapples with a lemur that has taken a sudden interest in operation of the arri alexa, sitting atop the camera, pulling out its wires and generally ignoring the dps attempts to bat. Heres the inside story on the cgi animations in life of. Its based on the yann martel 2001 best seller of the same name. Ang lee, is of course a very popular name which holds respect as a director of academy award winner movies. Life of pi is a commercially successful and critically wellreceived book. Dec 15, 2012 in this interview from the movie geeks united podcast archives, cinematographer claudio miranda discuss the highlights of his career, including life of pi and the upcoming tom cruise film. Daar hebben lee, met zijn briljante cameraman claudio miranda en een grote. If you liked the movie, youll love it on your 4k set.
Directed by ang lee, the films adapted screenplay was written by david magee, and it stars suraj sharma, irrfan khan, rafe spall, tabu, adil hussain, and gerard depardieu. Well the essence of life of pi is clearly explained in the above statement and incorporating the same in the movie, i am really glad that it did the book justice. Life of pi is an impressive technical achievement, but its so beautifully shot and presented, the wizardry becomes invisible and we lose ourselves in the splendor of the moment. The work on the latter film earned miranda scores of accolades and paved the way for future cinematography work on films like joseph kosinskis technological marvel tron. Legacy 2010 and director ang lees life of pi 2012, another mesmerizing effort that once again made miranda the subject of universal critical praise. The digital artists behind the film the carpetbagger the new york. Well the essence of life of pi is clearly explained in the above statement and incorporating the same in the movie, i am really glad that it did the book. Film movie life of pi 2012 claudio miranda ang lee best. Inside the cinematography of life of pi dp claudio.
Life of pi is an immersion into the world of imagination one so powerful, so deeply transformational, that it stands as a cinematic monument to the power of storytelling. Claudio miranda takes us through his process of how he filmed life of pi, references he used and working with the wider production team to. He was changed very much by him, in fact, even just during their journey. His latest work, an adaptation of the bestselling novel life of pi with director ang lee. Life of pi 2012 gratis films kijken met ondertiteling. Whether peppering pi s memories of his beloved uncle with gentle humor, portraying an early bout of heartbreak with poignant brevity, or showing a painful life lesson that will later play a crucial role in the plot, magee frontloads life of pi with a profundity thats perfectly complemented by miranda s gorgeous images and lees inspired. I hardly enjoy the experience of watching a movie in 3d but life of pi proved it otherwise, consistently the movie is filled with hauntingly beautiful images and is accompanied with stunning cinematography claudio miranda.
Cookies yummy cookies yummy treats life of pi book. Nov 21, 2012 life of pi, directed by ang lee and based on the novel by yann martel, features a young man, a tiger and lots of talk about god. Jul 06, 2017 oscarwinning dp of life of pi claudio miranda on drones and experimenting with new technology shares as new technology influences the entertainment industry from all ends, it has become imperative for upandcoming filmmakers to keep up with all of the latest trends and innovations. Claudio miranda, asc is a chilean cinematographer best known as the academy awardwinning director of photography on ang lees film life of pi and as the. But pi is a giant leap forward, outward and upward in expanding the resources of the evolving medium of movies. Hold that tiger life of pi with claudio miranda hd. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers. Oscarwinning dp of life of pi claudio miranda on drones and experimenting with new technology shares as new technology influences the entertainment industry from all ends, it has become imperative for upandcoming filmmakers to keep up with all of the latest trends and innovations. Life of pi gratis film kijken met ondertiteling het leven van pi vertelt het ongelooflijke verhaal van piscine patel, een zestienjarige indiase jongen, wiens vader een dierentuin in india heeft. Magical realism was rarely so magical and never before so real. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud. In the spring of 1996, my second book, a novel, came out in canada. But miranda had other challenges, including shooting the movies extensive water scenes as well as a. Image book quotes life of pi hosted in life trends 1 this quote from the book is pi talking about richard parker.
Nov 19, 2012 so innocuous is ang lees adaptation of the man booker prizewinning novel life of pi that it can be hard to decipher just why it leaves a bad taste in the mouth. When director ang lee brought on cinematographer claudio miranda, asc to shoot life of pi, the two were faced with a multipronged challenge. Rated pg 4 stars out of 5 i didnt see life of pi at the theater, i saw it on dvd last night. Miranda became a semihouseholdname in 20 when he won an oscar and bafta in the best cinematography category for his work on ang lees visually arresting movie life of pi, which is based on the bestselling novel with the same name. Pi finally found its intrepid director in ang lee, who decided to shoot digitally and shoot 3d, and the result was a colorful, amazing visual experience that looked nothing like anything that came before it. Life of pi is an immersion into the world of imagination one so powerful, so deeply. Miranda is an expert in the technology, shooting his last five films with digital cameras including the oscarnominated benjamin button and oscarwinning life of pi.130 926 1382 906 1420 1487 1267 846 393 260 1309 576 597 1457 1462 80 1099 692 935 819 666 662 244 256 589 900 1459 331 487 750