15 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

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

Press Release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 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, August 31.

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 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 2010 Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

For further information, contact Awards Administration Director Rich Miller’s office at (310) 247-3000, ext. 131, or via e-mail at scitech@oscars.org.

ABOUT THE ACADEMYThe 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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