Tuesday, 1 August, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 403AB
Since 1931, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored the inventors and developers of the technology behind the movies. Earlier this year, 18 different technologies were awarded, honoring 34 individuals. These technologies have had a significant impact on how movies are made and have stood the test of time.
This session reviews some of the award-winning technologies, the history of the work leading to the awards, as well as the details of the Scientific and Technical Award process. Because many Sci-Tech awards over the last three decades had their genesis at the SIGGRAPH conference, this session also covers the underlying technology-transfer process.
(Panelists subject to change)
Barbara Ford Grant
VP Digital Production Services
Home Box Office, Inc.
Creative Director of Software
Digital Domain, Inc.; Academy’s Science and Technology Council
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Expression-Based Facial Performance-Capture (Sony):
Rig-Based Facial Performance-Capture Systems (IMD, DD):
FACETS Facial Performance Capture and Solving System at Weta:
Open Shading Language:
Sony Pictures Imageworks
CGI Studio Renderer (BlueSky):
Maurice van Swaaij
ILM Facial Performance-Capture Solving Systems
Industrial Light & Magic
Vladimir (Vlado) Koylazov