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Oscars weigh nine scientific achievements for awards

August 19, 2011 |  1:27 pm

Oscar190Nine achievements have been selected for trophy consideration by the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The academy releases the list so that people and companies may contest claims or enter similar devices or procedures for consideration. Deadline to enter is Aug. 30.

Currently, the committee is considering these methods or devices:

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 Corp.)

Lyre Microphone Suspension (Rycote Microphone Windshields)

The committee will review all entries carefully and then vote in December to make recommendations to the academy's board of governors, which will make the final award decisions. The scientific and technical prizes will be presented at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Feb. 11. For further info, contact Awards Administration Director Rich Miller's office at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1131, or via email at


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