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TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (ACADEMY CERTIFICATES)
To Masato Nakashima, Koichi Ueno, Junji Sakuda and Junro Yonemitsu for the event of the EIZO auto-calibrating SDR screens that incorporate a built-in sensor, digital uniformity equalizer and accompanying SDK.
EIZO auto-calibrating SDR screens improve artists’ confidence in facility-wide picture copy accuracy and cut back disruptions to the artistic course of and manufacturing workflows. They’ve turn into indispensable for a lot of main movement image animation and results services.
To Alejandro Arango, Gary Martinez, Robert Derry and Glenn Derry for the system design, ergonomics, engineering and workflow integration of the extensively adopted Technoprops head-mounted digital camera system.
The Technoprops head-mounted digital camera system, with its modular and production-proven building, helps constant face alignment with improved actor consolation, whereas on the identical time allowing fast reconfiguration and minimizing downtime. This technique allows repeatable, correct and unobstructed seize of an actor’s facial actions.
To Babak Beheshti and Scott Robitille for the event of the compact, stand-alone, phase-accurate genlock synchronization and recording module, and to Ian Kelly and Dejan Momcilovic for the technical course and workflow integration, of the Normal Deviation head-mounted digital camera system.
The Normal Deviation head-mounted digital camera system supplies a strong methodology of correct digital camera synchronization to the home clock. Mixed with sensible improvements for usability, it allows a number of head-mounted digital camera methods for use in giant seize volumes, leading to adoption by quite a few movement image productions.
To Sven Woop and Carsten Benthin for core growth, Attila T. Áfra for movement image function growth, and Manfred Ernstand Ingo Wald for early analysis and technical course, of the Intel® Embree Ray Tracing Library.
For the previous decade, the Intel Embree Ray Tracing Library has supplied a high-performance, industry-leading, CPU-based ray-geometry intersection framework via well-engineered open supply code, supported by a complete set of analysis publications. It has turn into an indispensable useful resource for movement image manufacturing rendering.
To Hayley Iben, Mark Meyer, John Anderson and Andrew Witkin for the Taz Hair Simulation System.
Taz is a sturdy, predictable and environment friendly mass-spring hair simulation system with novel formulations of hair form, bending springs and hair-to-hair collisions. It has enabled Pixar artists to convey to life animated digital characters with all kinds of stylized hair, from straight to wavy to curly.
To Stephen Bowline for the ILM HairCraft Dynamics System.
The ILM HairCraft Dynamics System has a bodily sturdy hair-dynamics mannequin that simulates hair by embedding curves in tetrahedral mesh volumes. Its distinctive spring-based management system has helped ILM artists create a variety of photorealistic digital characters and digital stunt doubles.
To Kelly Ward Hammel, Aleka McAdams, Toby Jones, Maryann Simmons and Andy Milne for the Walt Disney Animation Studios Hair Simulation System.
The WDAS Hair Simulation System is a sturdy, predictable, quick and extremely art-directable system constructed on the arithmetic of discrete elastic rods. This has supplied Disney artists the flexibleness to govern hair in hyper-realistic methods to create the sturdy silhouettes required for character animation and has enabled a variety of advanced hairstyles in animated function movies.
To Niall Ryan, Christoph Sprenger and Gilles Daviet for the Synapse Hair Simulation System.
The Synapse Hair Simulation System is a sturdy, predictable and extremely scalable position-based dynamics system with a novel inverse parameter solver. It has helped Weta Digital artists create a variety of photorealistic digital characters and digital stunt doubles.
To Jens-Jørn Stokholm and Ole Moesmann for his or her revolutionary growth of miniature high-performance DPA lavalier microphones.
The DPA 4061 and 4071 lavalier microphones exemplify artistic design, exact manufacture and meticulous high quality management, leading to constant efficiency and distinctive on-set movement image audio recording.
To Chris Countryman and Omer T. Inan for his or her engineering of the subminiature high-performance Countryman Associates lavalier microphones.
Originated by firm founder Carl Countryman (1946–2006), these meticulously crafted subminiature microphones are simply hid. Their spectral response-shaping filters, cable mounting and capsule design contribute to their vast adoption by movement image manufacturing sound mixers.
To Fredrik Limsäter, Björn Rydahl and Mattias Lagergren for the design, structure and engineering of ftrack Studio.
An extensible, environment friendly and intuitive post-production monitoring software program system, ftrack Studio has enabled small and enormous studios alike to effectively schedule and handle advanced digital movement image animation and visible results.
To Don Parker for the product imaginative and prescient and design, Matt Daw for the core structure, and Isaac Reuben, Colin Withers and Neil Brandtfor the foundational engineering, of the Autodesk Shotgun post-production monitoring system.
An extensible, web-based, versatile and scalable system, Shotgun has enabled the environment friendly administration of extremely advanced visible results and animation post-production workflows. By facilitating deep integration into all kinds of facility pipelines, Shotgun has efficiently productized the monitoring of advanced manufacturing knowledge on large-scale movement footage.
SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING AWARDS (ACADEMY PLAQUES)
To Dr. Zvi Reznic, Professor Meir Feder, Man Dorman and Ron Yogev for the event of the Amimon wi-fi chipset, which allows untethered, high-quality on-set, encrypted digital video monitoring with sub-frame latency.
Through the use of novel extensions of digital knowledge transmission and compression algorithms, and knowledge prioritization based mostly on error fee, the Amimon chipset helps the creation of methods with nearly unrestricted digital camera movement, increasing artistic freedom throughout filming.
To 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.
The Teradek Bolt system includes a frame-synchronized again channel for real-time digital camera management, an error-resilient timecode channel and built-in manufacturing metadata, which have led to its widespread adoption in movement image manufacturing.
To Alexey Lukin and the Group of Mathematicians, Software program Engineers, Sound Designers and Product Specialists of iZotope, Inc. for the event of the RX audio processing system.
That includes spectral processing algorithms enhanced with machine studying, the iZotope RX system is extensively favored by movement image sound professionals for audio restore and enhancement.
To 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 growth of VocALign and Revoice Professional.
Wordfit revolutionized the method of publish sync ADR by eliminating the necessity for handbook modifying to good lip sync. VocALign and Revoice Professional are software program instruments that collectively give sound editors unprecedented management over the ultimate efficiency in changed dialog. In use for a few years, these applied sciences proceed their predominance within the creation and seamless integration of alternative dialog tracks in movement footage.
To Sanken Microphone Firm Restricted for the unique innovation and steady refinement of the Sanken COS-11 collection of miniature lavalier microphones.
Sanken’s early engineering work in microphone orientation and miniaturization has impressed the present era of lavalier microphones. The distinctive sound high quality and sturdiness of the COS-11 collection have made them the predominant lavalier microphones utilized in movement image manufacturing sound recording.