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In "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Johnny Depp reprises his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in his greatest adventure yet-a quest to find the legendary Fountain of Youth.


Makeup artist Joel Harlow and hair stylist Karen Asano-Myers
tend to Johnny Depp on the deck of the Queen Anne's Revenge.
Photo by Peter Mountain. Copyright Disney Enterprises Inc.
All rights reserved.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is the first film in the "Pirates" franchise to be shot in Disney Digital 3DTM, and the first all live-action, epic outdoor adventure shot on Red 3D cameras.


The RED Hothead rig prepares to shoot in the jungles of Kauai.
Photo by Peter Mountain Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.



Nearly up to their necks in water, the camera crew films the mermaid attack sequence
at Falls Lake at the Universal Studios backlot. Photo by Peter Mountain
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"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is the biggest movie to ever film at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, shooting more of the complex than any previous production.



Johnny Depp prepares to film part of an exciting carriage chase scene on the grounds of the
old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England in which mid-18th century London was created.
Photo by Peter Mountain. Copyright Disney  Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

In England, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" shot on three of the most important historic sites: the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace and Middle Temple in The City.

 


The second unit camera team films part of the carriage chase scene in London's historic Middle Temple.
Photo by Jonathan Prime. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


The second unit camera team also used this rig to capture the carriage chase scene in London's
historic Middle Temple.  Photo by Jonathan Prime. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" represents production designer John Myhre's fifth collaboration with director Rob Marshall. Myhre was honored with Academy Awards® for Best Achievement in Art Direction for both "Chicago" and "Memoirs of a Geisha."

 


Filming the mermaid attack sequence on the massive "Whitecap Bay" set from production designer
John Myhre, constructed in Falls Lake on the Universal Studios backlot. Photo by Peter Mountain.
Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.