14 Scientific Achievements compete for Oscars

Sep 11, 2003 by Ian Evans

Fourteen scientific and technical achievements have been selected for review by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Committee for 76th Academy Awards consideration, Committee Chair Richard Edlund announced today.

“Publicizing the selections under consideration gives people or companies with a similar technology the opportunity to submit that technology for review by the Sci-Tech Committee. These additional entries are often also considered,” said Edlund.

The methods or devices selected by the committee and the individuals or companies submitting them are:

  • Ultimate Director’s Finder (UDF); Kish Optics
  • Kinoton FP 30/38 EC High Speed Studio Projector; Kinoton America
  • Kodak Process-Surviving Film Antistatic Technology; Eastman Kodak Company
  • Influential Work in High Dynamic Range Imaging and Image-Based-Lighting; ICT Graphics Lab
  • Digidesign Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation; Digidesign
  • “Massive” Animation System; Massive Ltd.
  • Subsurface Scattering Rendering System (SCAT); Industrial Light & Magic
  • ESC Entertainment Lighting Reconstruction Toolkit; ESC Entertainment
  • Truematch Compact Fluorescent Lamp Series, KF29, KF32 & KF55; Kino Flo, Inc.
  • Cablecam’s Multi-Axis Systems; Cablecam International
  • Series of Four Separate but Integrated Macro/Micro 8/70 & 15/70 3-D Camera Heads; Image Quest 3-D Ltd.
  • Hot Gears Remote Systems; Salamati Productions, Inc.
  • Digital Hybrid Wireless Microphones; Lectrosonics, Inc.
  • Silicone Appliances (Special Makeup); Greg Cannom
A demonstration of selected achievements will be conducted on Tuesday, October 21, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Awards Administration Director Richard Miller said the committee will meet on December 3 to vote on recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors, who will make the final decisions. The Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented at The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, February 14, 2004.