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15 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 80th Academy Awards


By Jack Egan
The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of theAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced 15 scientificand technical breakthroughs that will be considered for Science andTechnical Achievement Oscars to be handed out in 2008.
This isjust the first round in the process. The list has been put forward forindividuals and companies with similar devices or claims that they hada prior version to submit their achievements for review. The deadlinefor these additional entries is Sept. 30.
The committee’s selections:
Prosthetic Transfer; Tinsley Transfers
Stunt Fire Safety Gel; Fire for Hire
Pressure Sensor Actuator; Precision Stunt Specialists
Tiny Fogger; Look Solutions
Schneider 35mm Image Quality Projection Test Film (CLT-1, CLT-2000, CLT-006); Schneider Optics
Kodak Vision2 Color Negative Films; Eastman Kodak
Diagnosis and Remediation of High Speed Emulsion Stress Syndrome; Composite Components
Joker-Bug – Compact Versatile HMI Lighting Fixtures; K 5600
Realflow (V.4); Next Limit Technologies
Industrial Light & Magic Water System; ILM
FSIM-Fluid Simulation Pipeline at Digital Domain; Digital Domain
The Sandstorm Software System; Sony Pictures Imageworks
Houdini’s Unified Dynamics Simulation Environments; Side Effects Software
Technicolor Digital Printer Lights; Technicolor
Skater Dolly Products Family; P+S Technik

Written by Jack Egan

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