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Colonie based co. made wave pools for 'Life of Pi'

Posted at: 11/30/2012 10:23 AM
By: Associated Press

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) - A Capital Region-based company is making waves - literally - in the movie industry.
    
The Times Union of Albany reports that Aquatic Development Group supplied filmmakers with a high-tech wave machine that generated waves for the open ocean sequences of director Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," released last week.
    
The film based on a novel about a shipwrecked youth who finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days.
    
Aquatic Development Group started out as a swimming pool contracting company but has been making waves for Hollywood films since the technology came out in the 1980s.
    
The company's other major movie projects include providing the wave pools for "Master and Commander" starring Russell Crowe and "The Guardian" with Kevin Costner.

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