15 scientific achievements in competition for 83rd Academy Awards

Aug 20, 2010 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has announced the names of 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

The committee has selected the following methods or devices for further consideration:

  • OBQ/DOALL (Industrial Light & Magic)
  • Queue (Rhythm & Hues)
  • Race Render Queue System (Digital Domain)
  • Qube (PipelineFX)
  • Misterd (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • RQS/Depgraph Render Management System (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Cue3 (Sony Pictures Imageworks)
  • Alfred — Job Queuing and Distributing Rendering System (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • XGen — Arbitrary Primitive Generator (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Expression Analysis for Facial Motion Capture (Weta Digital)
  • Efficient Global Illumination System for Computer Graphic Films (PDI/DreamWorks Animation)
  • cineSync (Rising Sun Research Pty. Ltd.)
  • Timecode Slate (Entertainment Technology)
  • NAC Servo Winches (NAC Company)
  • Cannon-Less Turnover System (Performance Picture Vehicles)

After careful study, the committee will meet in early December to vote on recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors, which will make the final awards decisions for the 2010 Scientific and Technical Awards which will be presented at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 12, 2011.