|[Oscars] 2013 Technical Awards Considerations|
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14 Scientific and Technical Achievements Under Consideration
for 2013 Academy Awards®
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 14 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 achievements for review.
The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 27, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
The committee has selected the following technologies for further consideration:
Neutral density filters that remove infrared contamination.
Untethered HD video assist devices.
Software tools for accelerated simulation and rendering of smoke, fire and explosions.
Physically based shading and lighting techniques for digital rendering.
Software tools for integrated sculpting and painting of digital models.
Pre-computation techniques for visibility and lighting in rendering applications.
Compositing systems using per-pixel “deep” depth information.
Software frameworks for integrated and extensible VFX and animation applications.
Integrated software tools for performance capture, visualization and manipulation.
Non-explosive car flipping devices.
Helicopter-based camera motion-control platforms.
Digital workflow specifications for managing color.
After thorough investigations are conducted in each of the technology categories, 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 2013 Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Starting August 16 at 8 a.m. PT, claims of prior art or similar technology must be submitted on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/awards/scitech/apply.html. For further information, contact the Awards Administration Office at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1131, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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