Mark Kimball to get Academy’s Bonner Medal

Jan 07, 2009 by Ian Evans

Mark Kimball, a computer scientist and motion picture technologist with more than 28 years experience in the movie industry, has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The award — a medallion — will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire.

“For three decades, Mark has been at the forefront of technological advancements in motion pictures,” said Academy President Sid Ganis. “His dedication to his craft and service to the Academy are both highly regarded in the industry.”

Kimball shared a Scientific and Engineering Award in 1991 for the design and development of the “CAPS” production system for feature film animation.

Kimball’s feature credits include Tron, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Dinosaur and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

An Academy member since 1996, Kimball has served on the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee for 13 years, and in 2006 he was asked to join the Science and Technology Council.

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