The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected nine scientific and technical achievements to move forward for further awards consideration.
The committee chose Micro-Voxel Volume Rendering (from Side Effects Software), Mova Contour Dense Mesh Motion Capture (Mova), Arri Zeiss Master Primes Lens Family (Arri), Phantom High-Speed Cameras for Motion Picture Production (Vision Research), Pictorvision Eclipse (Pictorvision), RealD Cinema System for Theatrical Projection of Stereoscopic Content (RealD), The “Lowry Process” (Reliance MediaWorks), Fujifilm Black and White Recording Film and Enterna-Rds for Archive (Fujifilm North America) and Lyre Microphone Suspension (Rycote Microphone Windshields).
The list of early contenders is made public in case individuals or companies were unaware of the competition, and are afforded the opportunity to submit their own additional entries. The deadline to submit is Aug. 30.
The Sci-Tech committee will meet in early December to vote on recommendations that will be presented to the Academy’s Board of Governors, who will make the final awards decisions.
The 2011 Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 11.