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11 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 82nd Academy Awards

he Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 11 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

Press Release from The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 11 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 their achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, September 15.

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

* Enabling Technologies for Digital Intermediate (credit to be determined)

* The Development of Fujicolor ETERNA-RDI Digital Intermediate Film (Fujifilm USA)

* Relighting for Virtual Characters (USC ICT)

* Imocap (Lucasfilm Entertainment)

* Ambient Occlusion (Double Negative VFX)

* Point-Based Color Bleeding (Pixar Animation Studios)

* OBAQ/DOALL (Industrial Light & Magic)

* Film Master (Digital Vision Ltd.)

* System 5 (Euphonix, Inc.)

* Rigtight (1stCall Studio Equipment)

* Heden Lens Motors with Two-Stage Friction Drive Planetary Torque Amplifier (Heden Engineering AB)

After thorough investigations are conducted on each of the entries, 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.

The Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

For more information, contact Awards Administration Director Rich Miller at (310) 247-3000, ext. 129, or via e-mail at scitech@oscars.org.

About the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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