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‘Life of Pi’ cinematographer Claudio Miranda honoured with 'Visionary Achievement Award'


Claudio Miranda, the cinematographer associated with 2013 film Life of Pi, will be honoured with the ‘Visionary Achievement Award’ at the Cine Gear Expo.

Miranda, born March 1965 in Valparaíso, Chile, is arguably best known for his Academy Award-winning director of photography on Ang Lee’s film Life of Pi, has been a pioneering figure in digital filmmaking for large portions of his career.

Having become a major influence as Hollywood embraced modern technology, Miranda worked with David Fincher in 2008 to shoot the first entirely digital feature, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Elsewhere, his LED work on films such as 2013’s Oblivion, 2015’s Tomorrowland, 100 Years in the same year and, most recently, the Tom Cruise-starring Top Gun: Maverick has all raised Miranda’s stock across the film industry.

Now, as the Cine Gear Expo prepares to take place from May 30 through June 2, the event has revealed to Variety that Miranda will be awarded the special prize. “Winners will receive prizes such as cameras, lighting, support, and accessories thanks to the donations from sponsors,” Variety explains. “At its awards ceremony, the event will also recognise individuals and manufacturers who have performed outstanding service and made significant contributions to advancing the arts and crafts of filmmaking.”