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FUSION 3D System Captures First-Ever "Pirates of the Caribean" Film in 3D

Handheld FUSION 3D rigs were outfitted with the RED Millennium X (MX) cameras for this production

CAMERON – PACE Group (CPG) announces it is the innovative company responsible for designing and supplying 7 FUSION 3D rigs and SLATE²SCREEN™ 3D production crew for Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ 3D action-adventure film, “pirates of the carribean: on stranger tides,” directed by Rob Marshall. As the first-ever “Pirates of the Caribbean” film to be released in 3D and the fourth installment in the blockbuster “Pirates” series, it will be released in Disney Digital 3D™, IMAX® 3D as well as traditional 2D and IMAX® formats on May 20, 2011.

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“We custom designed and built stabilized handheld FUSION 3D rigs outfitted with the RED Millennium X (MX) cameras for this production,” said Vince Pace, Co-Chairman and CEO of CAMERON – PACE Group.

CAMERON – PACE Group (formerly PACE) also pioneered an advanced mobile X frame system for video engineering and convergence that allowed producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Rob Marshall and cinematographer Dariusz Wolski to capture “PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” footage with complete mobility and a minimal footprint while shooting on location in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles and London.

CAMERON – PACE Group's technology and innovation has resulted in over $5 billion of box office receipts and major 3D benchmarks recognized within the industry including the 3D high-tech adventure, “TRON: LEGACY” and the sci-fi epic blockbuster, “AVATAR.” The FUSION 3D system has become the most utilized, creative and advanced workflow system available within the industry.

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About the Movie

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, excitement and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in this action-packed adventure that finds him crossing paths (and swords) with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz). When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth. Along the way Jack must use all his wiles to deal with the barbarous Blackbeard and his crew of zombies, Angelica, the ravishing pirate with whom he shares a dubious past, and the beautiful, enchanting mermaids whose masterful cunning can lure even the most seasoned sailor to his doom. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the indestructible Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opens in theaters May 20, 2011, in Disney Digital 3D™, with screen story and screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert, and suggested by the novel by Tim Powers. 

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About CAMERON – PACE Group

CAMERON - PACE Group (CPG) is a trend-creating technology and production services firm. CPG is advancing the future of 3D across all media channels by making the most advanced products, support solutions and creative tools available and accessible to networks, studios, broadcasters, filmmakers and creative teams around the globe.  The company is singularly dedicated to building upon the strong foundation of innovative technology developed by its visionary co-founders, James Cameron, Vince Pace and Patrick Campbell and leveraging its unmatched 3D expertise to help content producers realize 3D's full potential as a creative and powerful storytelling medium. CAMERON - PACE Group was founded in 2011 by James Cameron and Vince Pace and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

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