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The Academy Investigates 10 Scientific and Technical Areas For 2023 Awards Consideration

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 10 distinct scientific and technical investigations have launched for next year’s Scientific and Technical Awards. These investigations are open to the public.

Individuals and companies with innovative devices within the 10 new areas can submit achievements for review. “This year we are happy to announce investigations into 10 exciting areas of innovation, from interactive renderers and 3D clothing creation to digital film restoration and onboard remote driving apparatus, among others, for their contributions to advancing the art and science of filmmaking,” said Scientific and Technical Awards Committee chair, Barbara Ford Grant.

The Academy‘s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has already begun investigations into the following:

  1. Onboard remote driving apparatus
  2. Reusable cable-cutting devices for motion picture squibs
  3. Post-process depth of field software
  4. Mathematically lossless encoding of motion picture camera raw files
  5. Motor-stabilized motion picture camera support systems for hand/body-supported operation
  6. Interactive renderers that provide a representative approximation of final offline renders during post-production
  7. Volumetric surface reconstruction
  8. Pattern-based 3D clothing creation software
  9. Layerable hierarchical 3D scene description frameworks
  10. Digital image processing film restoration software utilized for theatrical re-release and archival preservation
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The deadline for individuals and companies to submit in these 10 areas is Friday, July 28th, at 5 p.m. (PST). The advances in technology will be judged by the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee, which includes industry experts from across the globe. After the investigations, the committee will vote on recommendations for the Academy’s Board of Governors, and the group will finalize the awards decisions.

The Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation is scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2024.

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