Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Subscribe Now

Voice Of The Crew - Since 2002

Los Angeles, California

HomeCraftsAcademy Board Of Governors: David Rubin Re-Elected Academy President

Academy Board Of Governors: David Rubin Re-Elected Academy President


ampas.logo (2).1Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors re-elected Casting Director David Rubin as president of the organization. Rubin is beginning his second term as president and his eighth year as a governor representing the Casting Directors Branch.

Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee); Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee); Isis Mussenden, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee); Wynn P. Thomas, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee); Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee); Janet Yang, Secretary (chair, Membership and Governance Committee).

David Rubin.AMPAS
Casting Director David Rubin

Burwell and Karaszewski were re-elected to their posts.  Gianopulos returns to a previously held office after a hiatus.  This will be the first officer stint for Mussenden, Thomas and Yang.

Academy board members may serve up to two three-year terms, followed by at least a two-year hiatus, after which they may serve up to two additional three-year terms.  Officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office.

For a full listing of the Academy’s 2020-2021 Board of Governors, please visit

- Advertisment -


Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.

Beowulf and 3-D