Academy Announces Sci-Tech Oscar Recipients

Ten achievements and 22 individuals will be honored Feb. 12.


On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the individuals and companies that will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation Feb. 12.

Receiving a Scientific and Engineering Award (a plaque):
--Dr. Mark Sagar for developing influential facial motion retargeting solutions.
--Mark Noel and John Frazier for their work on NAC Servo Winch System, which allows full-size cars, aircraft and other heavy props to be flown on wires.
--To James Rodnunsky, Alex MacDonald and Mark Chapman for developing the Cablecam 3-D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies.
--To Tim Drnec, Ben Britten Smith and Matt Davis for developing Spydercam 3D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies.
Receiving a Technical Achievement Award (a certificate):
--Greg Ercolano for the design and engineering of a series of software systems culminating in the Rush render queue management system.
-- David M. Laur for developing the Alfred render queue management system.
--Chris Allen, Gautham Krishnamurti, Mark A. Brown and Lance Kimes for their work on rendering queue management.
--Florian Kainz for his work on the ObaQ render queue management system.
-- Eric Tabellion and Arnauld Lamorlette for creating a computer graphics bounce lighting methodology at feature film scale.
--Tony Clark, Alan Rogers, Neil Wilson and Rory McGregor for their software design and continued development of cineSync.
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