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15 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards® Announced

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.

From an AMPAS press release.

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 AnimationStudios)
  • RQS/Depgraph RenderManagement System (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Cue3 (Sony PicturesImageworks)
  • Alfred – Job Queuing andDistributing Rendering System (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • XGen – Arbitrary PrimitiveGenerator (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Expression Analysis forFacial Motion Capture (Weta Digital)
  • Efficient Global IlluminationSystem for Computer Graphic Films (PDI/DreamWorks Animation)
  • cineSync (Rising Sun ResearchPty. Ltd.)
  • Timecode Slate (EntertainmentTechnology)
  • NAC Servo Winches (NACCompany)
  • 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.

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