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Oscar technical awardees announced

MUMBAI: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that eight scientific and technical achievements represented by 28 individual award recipients will be honoured at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Wilshire on February 11.
 
The Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievements are: Technical Achievement Award (Academy Certificate), Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt for the invention and integration of micro-voxels in the Mantra software (this work allowed, for the first time, unified and efficient rendering of volumetric effects such as smoke and clouds, together with other computer graphics objects, in a micro-polygon imaging pipeline), Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque), Radu Corlan, Andy Jantzen, Petru Pop and Richard Toftness (for the design and engineering of the Phantom family of high-speed cameras for motion picture production), Dr. Jürgen Noffke for the optical design and Uwe Weber (for the mechanical design of the ARRI Zeiss Master Prime Lenses for motion picture photography), Michael Lewis, Greg Marsden, Raigo Alas and Michael Vellekoop (for the concept, design and implementation of the Pictorvision Eclipse, an electronically stabilized aerial camera platform), E.F. "Bob" Nettmann (for the concept and system architecture), Michael Sayovitz (for the electronic packaging and integration), Brad Fritzel (for the electronic engineering, and Fred Miller for the mechanical engineering of the Stab-C Classic, Super-G and Stab-C Compact stabilizing heads).


To John D. Lowry, Ian Cavén, Ian Godin, Kimball Thurston and Tim Connolly (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)
 
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on February 26.

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