Three of Reliance MediaWorks' staff to receive Academy honours

MUMBAI: Three members of Reliance MediaWorks Ltd have been selected to receive the revered Academy plaques at the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards 2012 on 12 February.

The award, to be collected by Kimball Thurston, Ian Godin and Tim Connolly, is for the development of a unique and efficient system for the reduction of noise and other artifacts, thereby providing high quality images required by the filmmaking process.

On being selected to receive an award, Reliance MediaWorks‘ Technology Centre lead Scientist Kimball Thurston said: “Being selected for this award is a very rigorous process, which proves that the technology that started well over 10 years ago has become a powerful tool in the movie making space. Our peers and customers in Hollywood respect the technology as a unique offering. I am extremely proud to have helped create this technology and be honored with an award, and also proud of the rest of the team at RMW Burbank who continue to move the bar forward.”

According to an Academy notification, the achievement demonstrates a proven record of contributing significant value in the space of science and technology for the process of making motion pictures.

Commenting on this achievement, Reliance MediaWorks CEO Anil Arjun said, “We are extremely proud of the team and their invaluable contribution towards the development of the proprietary image processing technology. Technology and innovation has been the cornerstone of our strategy and it is a great honour for the company to have its technology and members receive this prestigious recognition from the Academy.”

Reliance MediaWorks Burbank has developed sophisticated proprietary software that delivers unparalleled results for a variety of applications including restoration, re-mastering, SD to HD upconversions, large format films, new production emergency work, 3D correction, 2D to 3D conversion, among many others related to the media and entertainment industry.

The company’s body of work includes film restoration for classics like Citizen Kane, Singin’ In The Rain, Casablanca, Sunset Boulevard, the Indiana Jones trilogy, the early Star Wars films, twenty James Bond films and numerous classic Disney animated films.

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