BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 14 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.
The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to submit achievements for review.
The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 27, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
The committee has selected the following technologies for further consideration:
Neutral density filters that remove infrared contamination.
- Prompted by the submission of the Infrared Neutral Density (IR ND) Filter Technology (Tiffen Co.)
- Prompted by the submission of Meridian (Boxx TV Ltd.)
- Prompted by the submission of Plume (ILM) and Flux (DreamWorks Animation)
- Prompted by the submission Efficient Physically Inspired Shading (Pixar Animation Studios)
- Prompted by the submission of Mudbox (Autodesk) and ZBrush (Pixologic)
- Prompted by the submission of Weta’s Spherical Harmonics Lighting (Weta Digital)
- Prompted by the submission of Deep Compositing (Weta Digital)
- Prompted by the submission of Zeno (ILM)
- Prompted by the submission of MotionBuilder (Autodesk)
- Prompted by the submission of the Pneumatic Car Flipper (Fxperts, Inc.)
- Prompted by the submission of Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH (Flying-Cam)
- Prompted by the submission of ASC CDL (American Society of Cinematographers)
The 2013 Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Starting August 16 at 8 a.m. PT, claims of prior art or similar technology must be submitted on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/awards/scitech/apply.html. For further information, contact the Awards Administration Office at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1131, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.