The Sci-Tech committee of the motion picture academy released the preliminary list of achievements under consideration for awards this year. These contenders are being publicized in advance of the Aug. 30 deadline so that those individuals or companies with similar advances can submit themselves for consideration.
Following a comprehesive review of the entries, the committee will meet in December to vote on them and make recommendations to the Board of Governors which will have the final say as to the level of recognition be it certificate, plaque or Academy Award statue.
The kudos will be bestowed in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire on Feb. 11. Last year, Oscar champ Marisa Tomei (pictured above) presided over the festivties.
The methods or devices currently under consideration are:
Micro-Voxel Volume Rendering (Side Effects Software, Inc.)
Mova CONTOUR Dense Mesh Motion Capture (Mova)
ARRI Zeiss Master Primes Lens Family (ARRI, Inc.)
Phantom High-Speed Cameras for Motion Picture Production (Vision Research. Inc.)
Pictorvision Eclipse (Pictorvision, Inc.)
RealD Cinema System for Theatrical Projection of Stereoscopic Content (RealD)
The “Lowry Process” (Reliance MediaWorks)
FUJIFILM Black and White Recording Film ENTERNA-RDS for Archive (FUJIFILM North America Corporation)
Lyre Microphone Suspension (Rycote Microphone Windshields, Ltd.)