Aquatic Development Group (ADG) Makes Waves for Recently Released Motion Picture, Life of Pi

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Working closely with Fox Studios, and producer Michael Malone, ADG designed, manufactured and provided its WaveTek wave generation system as well as the design for the special effects wave pool used in the production of Life of Pi. The 75-meter (246 ft.) x 30-meter (98 ft.) x 3-meter (10 ft.) deep wave pool was constructed in Taichung, Taiwan on a site reportedly destined to become a movie park with the wave pool as its centerpiece.

The WaveTek system, entirely manufactured in ADG's facility in Cohoes, NY, includes (12) pneumatic wave generators producing a total of 2,400 horsepower. Through its sophisticated controls, the system is capable of producing dozens of wave patterns and heights to replicate opean ocean conditions. With waves ranging from placid swells to raging storm conditions, the WaveTek system provided Academy Award winning director, Ang Lee with ideal conditions for filming the opean ocean sequences.

In addition to the Life of Pi, ADG has designed and manufactured wave systems for films including Master and Commander and The Guardian.

ADG is the largest single supplier of aquatic equipment in the world. For more than four decades, ADG has provided equipment and project services to more than 4,000 facilities around the globe. Its list of clients include brands such as Six Flags, Wilderness Resorts, Cedar Fair, Kalahari Resorts, Disney and Paramount Parks

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