From digicam improvements to hair-simulation techniques for digital and animated characters, 17 scientific and technical film-making achievements have been honored by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences.
“In a yr of upheaval, some issues stay fixed: world wide, extraordinarily intelligent individuals are striving to push the know-how of movie to new heights, and the Academy is privileged to have the ability to acknowledge and rejoice their accomplishments,” Doug Roble, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee, mentioned in a press release.
“After a prolonged investigation interval, the committee, made up of a various group of business specialists, recognized 17 totally different technical achievements that completely need to be honored. We congratulate all of the inventors for his or her contributions to our artwork type.”
The honors had been bestowed throughout a digital Scientific and Technical Awards presentation Saturday, hosted by filmmaker Nia DaCosta and streamed on the Oscars web site.
In the course of the ceremony, producer Kathleen Kennedy hosted a phase honoring “the groundbreaking achievements of girls working within the science and know-how of filmmaking.”
The scientific and technical award honorees are:
Technical Achievement Awards (Academy certificates)
— Masato Nakashima, Koichi Ueno, Junji Sakuda and Junro Yonemitsu for the event of the EIZO auto-calibrating SDR screens;
— Alejandro Arango, Gary Martinez, Robert Derry and Glenn Derry for the system design, engineering and workflow integration of the Technoprops head-mounted digicam system;
— Babak Beheshti and Scott Robitille for the genlock synchronization and recording module, and Ian Kelly and Dejan Momcilovic for the technical route and workflow integration of the Normal Deviation head-mounted digicam system;
— Sven Woop and Carsten Benthin for core improvement, Attila T. Afra for movement image characteristic improvement, and Manfred Ernst and Ingo Wald for early analysis and technical route of the Intel Embree Ray Tracing Library;
— Hayley Iben, Mark Meyer, John Anderson and Andrew Witkin for the Taz Hair Simulation System, which permits “Pixar artists to deliver to life animated digital characters with all kinds of stylized hair, from straight to wavy to curly’;
— Stephen Bowline for the ILM HairCraft Dynamics System, which helps “ILM artists create a variety of photorealistic digital characters and digital stunt doubles”;
— Kelly Ward Hammel, Aleka McAdams, Toby Jones, Maryann Simmons and Andy Milne for the Walt Disney Animation Studios Hair Simulation System, which has “enabled a variety of advanced hairstyles in animated characteristic movies”;
— Niall Ryan, Christoph Sprenger and Gilles Daviet for the Synapse Hair Simulation System;
— Jens-Jorn Stokholm and Ole Moesmann for improvement of miniature high-performance DPA lavalier microphones;
— Chris Countryman and Omer T. Inan for engineering subminiature high-performance Countryman Associates lavalier microphones;
— Fredrik Limsater, Bjorn Rydahl and Mattias Lagergren for the design, structure and engineering of ftrack Studio software program system;
— Don Parker for the product imaginative and prescient and design, Matt Daw for the core structure, and Isaac Reuben, Colin Withers and Neil Brandt for the foundational engineering of the Shotgun post-production monitoring system.
Scientific and Engineering Awards (Academy Plaques)
— Zvi Reznic, Meir Feder, Man Dorman and Ron Yogev for the event of the Amimon wi-fi chipset;
— Nicolaas Verheem, Greg Smokler and Ilya Issenin for the event of the ruggedized Teradek Bolt wi-fi video transmission system for on-set distant monitoring;
— Alexey Lukin and the Staff of Mathematicians, Software program Engineers, Sound Designers and Product Specialists of iZotope Inc. for the event of the RX audio processing system;
— Jeff Bloom, Man McNally and Nick Rose for the unique idea and engineering of the Wordfit System for computerized ADR synchronization, and to John Ellwood and Jonathan Newland for the engineering and improvement of VocALign and Revoice Professional;
— Sanken Microphone Firm Restricted for refinement of the Sanken COS-11 sequence of miniature lavalier microphones.
Movement Image Academy Presents Sci/Tech Awards was final modified: February 14th, 2021 by
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