11 Areas Under Sci-Tech Oscar Consideration

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it has launched 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations in preparation for the Oscars’ Scientific and Technical Awards. Investigations are public, allowing individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas to submit their achievements for review by the August 15 at 5 p.m. PT deadline.

The awards committee is investigating the following areas:

  • Systems using multiple, stabilized, synced cameras to capture background footage, with integrated playback for simulating movement in static vehicles
  • Submersible, telescoping camera cranes
  • Automated systems for cinema auditorium quality control
  • Systems for onset digital dailies with color managed workflows
  • Systems for onboard RAW recording for digital cinema cameras
  • Gyroscopically stabilized camera platforms for aerial cinematography
  • Systems for modular character rigging enabling large scale, complex, high quality 3D digital character animation
  • Systems for digital storyboarding and story reel development
  • Efficient systems for interactive animation of large numbers of high-resolution 3D characters with full surface detail
  • Single surface audio platforms for automated dialogue replacement (ADR)
  • Software applications to synthesize complex sound scenes from a limited set of source elements

Claims of prior art or similar technology must be submitted online at www.oscars.org/awards/scitech/apply.html.

The Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The 90th Oscars will be held March 4, 2018.

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