Four added to Academy’s Tech Council

Dec 14, 2011 by Ian Evans

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have added Denny Clairmont, John Hora, Bob Lambert and Milt Shefter to their roster.

Clairmont, received the 2010 John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for “outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” for his work as a camera technologist.

Hora, a cinematographer with credits like Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Gremlins and Twilight Zone: The Movie, has been a member of the Academy’s Cinematographers Branch since 1986.

Lambert, a senior executive of The Walt Disney Company for more than 20 years, Lambert has been a leader in the transition to digital technologies in film, television, gaming, social media and emerging consumer media and oversaw the “CAPS” system for feature animation, which was recognized with a Scientific and Engineering Award in 1991.

Shefter, a film preservationist and president of Miljoy Enterprises, is best known for the creation, design and management of the extensive Paramount Pictures Asset Protection Program, including construction of state-of-the-art archival facilities worldwide.

Started in 2003, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for information exchange, cooperation, education and preservation within the industry.