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James Cameron and Vince Pace, co-founders and co-chairmen of Cameron | Pace Group, have started to preview 39 minutes of stunning new footage of a Cirque du Soleil 3D movie, directed by Andrew Adamson and shot using CPG’s Fusion 3D camera system, for industry audiences.
The production, which does not yet have a title, is a partnership between Cameron, Adamson and Cirque du Soleil and uses a new story as a device to weave together acts from various Cirque du Soleil shows, such as Ka, with its climatic battle on a vertical stage, and O, the water-themed production that includes an acrobatic act on a ship that floats above the pool of water.
“The performers are in jeopardy the entire time,” Cameron said of the shows. “The 3D camera gets right up there with the performers, you feel the height when they are performing 90 feet above the floor. You see the amazing physicality of the performance–the strength, the grace, the beauty.”
The multi-camera production was lensed both during actual performances as well as during separate shoots.
“We combined all of the newest technology innovation for this production. The footage is spectacular,” Pace said. “CPG delivered ‘Slate2Screen’ services including 23 Fusion 3D systems and a new underwater Fusion 3D system, Fusion H2O/20.”
The Fusion 3D camera system has been used on productions from Avatar to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never to coverage of live events such as the recent US Open tennis championship.
Theatrical distributers for the Cirque du Soliel production have not yet been announced.
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