The Academy investigates 10 areas for SciTech awards consideration

The Academy investigates 10 areas for SciTech awards consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ SciTech Awards committee is investigating 10 areas of filmmaking contribution ahead of its annual SciTech Awards, which will be presented on February 23.

They include on-board remote guidance apparatuses, reusable cable cutters for film squires, post-processing depth-of-field software, mathematically lossless encoding of camera raw files, motor-stabilized camera support systems for hand-held operations /body and interactive renderers that provide a representative approximation of the final offline renders during the post.

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It is also investigating volumetric surface reconstruction, model-based 3D clothing creation software, layerable hierarchical 3D scene description structures, and digital image processing film restoration software for theatrical re-release and archive conservation.

Each year, the Academy makes these surveys public so that people and companies with breakthrough devices or claims within these areas can submit their work for review. The deadline to send entries is July 28th.

Following the investigation, the awards committee will meet in the fall to vote on recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors, which will make final awards decisions.

“The Academy has once again assembled a global panel of industry-leading experts to evaluate the continuing evolution of the cinematic tools that empower creators and storytellers in our industry,” said Barbara Ford Grant, Science Awards Committee Chair and technicians.

Emphasizing the work of the SciTech community, the Academy formed a new manufacturing and technology branch earlier this year.