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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

In addition, visual effects supervisor and director of photography Peter W. Anderson will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette) for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry. Post-production and distribution executive Charles “Tad” Marburg will receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy.

For the first time in the history of the Scientific and Technical Awards, a large number of individuals, collectively, will be recognized with an Academy Award® of Merit (an Oscar statuette). The award is dedicated to “all those who built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry.
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Academy to Honor Godzilla, Close Encounters of the Third Kind Visual Effects Technician

Oscar statuette - Gordon E. Sawyer Award 2014 - for ‘Godzilla,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ visual effects artist Peter Anderson The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that visual effects supervisor and director of photography Peter W. Anderson will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar statuette) "for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry" at the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in, where else, Beverly Hills. Portions of the presentation will be included in the Oscar 2014 telecast to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Listed on the IMDb as Peter Anderson, the next Gordon E. Sawyer Award recipient has been in the film business for nearly four decades. His earliest IMDb film credit is for the visual effects in Berry Gordy and Jack Wormser’s 1975 romantic drama Mahogany, starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams,
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Academy names sci-tech winners

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The body will honour 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individuals on February 15 in Beverly Hills.In addition visual effects supervisor and cinematographer Peter W Anderson will receive the Gordon E Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, “for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.”Post-production and distribution executive Charles “Tad” Marburg will receive the John A Bonner Medal Of Commendation “for outstanding service and de

The body will honour 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individuals on February 15 in Beverly Hills.

In addition visual effects supervisor and cinematographer Peter W Anderson will receive the Gordon E Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, “for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.”

Post-production and distribution executive Charles “Tad” Marburg will receive the John A Bonner Medal Of Commendation “for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy.”

For the first time in the history of the scientific and technical awards the Academy
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Academy Awards: Scientific And Technical Award Honorees Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named the 19 achievements that will be celebrated by the Academy at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation Saturday, Feb. 15.

The awards will be presented separately from the Oscars, and are, indeed, awarded through a different process. The technologies honored do not need to have been invented in the year 2013 to win, rather, they need to have been proven to be vital contributions to filmmaking.

“This year’s honorees have in a myriad of ways enabled today’s moviegoing experience. Their efforts have advanced not only the art and science of motion pictures, but the work of countless global industries,” proclaimed Richard Edlund, the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee Chair, himself an Oscar-winner for his work in visual effects.

Here is the entire list as presented in the press official Academy press release:

To Olivier Maury, Ian Sachs and Dan Piponi for the
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Five join AMPAS science & tech council

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Wendy Aylsworth, Rob Bredow, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel and Bev Pasterczyk have accepted invitations to join the Science And Technology Council of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.

The new members will raise the council’s 2013–2014 roster to 25.

Aylsworth is svp of technology for Warner Brothers Technical Operations and became an Academy member-at-large in 2012.

Bredow is Cto and visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Animation, Colorworks and Post Production and has been a member of the visual effects branch since 2011.

Greenfield has been at the forefront of innovations in cinema sound for more than 30 years and is currently senior director of content services at Dolby Laboratories. He is a returning member of the council and previously served for nine years starting in 2003.

Hummel began his career at Technicolor Laboratories and joined Douglas Trumbull’s visual effects company during the making of Blade Runner. He too is a returning member of the council and previously
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