“The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards: The Technology, the Awardees, and the Process” Moderated by Barbara Ford Grant

  • ©Parag Havaldar, Larry Gritz, Paige Warner, Doug Roble, Geoff Wedig, Maurice van Swaaij, Vladimir Koylazov, Brian Whited, Luca Fascione, Marcos Fajardo, and Diane Piepol

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    The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards: The Technology, the Awardees, and the Process

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    Since 1931, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored the inventors and developers of the technology behind the movies. Earlier this year, 18 different technologies were awarded, honoring 34 individuals. These technologies have had a significant impact on how movies are made and have stood the test of time. 

    This session reviews some of the award-winning technologies, the history of the work leading to the awards, as well as the details of the Scientific and Technical Award process. Because many SciTech awards over the last three decades had their genesis at the SIGGRAPH conference, this session also covers the underlying technology-transfer process.


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