Tag Archives: Sci-Tech

March of the Penguins, Part I – Sci-Techs

At the Oscar Sci-Tech Awards on Feb 13, Michael John Keesling was recognized “for the design and development of Image Shaker, an optical system that convincingly creates the illusion of the camera shaking in a variable and repeatable manner. Invented twenty years ago, it continues to be used today.” If your script says “earthquake, volcano, torpedo hit, or Saving Private Ryan storming… read more…

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Leica Summilux-C Sci-Tech Oscar

Feb 8. Beverly Wilshire Hotel. An Academy Scientific and Engineering Award was presented to Iain Neil for the optical design and André de Winter for the mechanical design of the Leica Summilux-C lenses. (In photo above, L-R: Erik Feichtinger, Managing Director, CW Sonderoptic; Christian Skrein, Member of the Board: André de Winter, Mechanical Designer; Iain Neil, Optical Designer, Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of Leica Camera and CW Sonderoptic; Gerhard Baier, Managing Director, CW Sonderoptic. read more…

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Sci-Tech Awards Announced

Congratulations to Leica and Tiffen. They will receive a Sci-Tech Awards from the Motion Picture Academy (aka Scientific and Technical Oscars) on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Here is the official AMPAS announcement: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. read more…

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Cooke Optics Academy Award of Merit

An Academy Award of Merit (Oscar Statuette) will be presented to Cooke Optics Limited at the annual Scientific and Technical (Sci-Tech) Awards Presentation at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The Academy announced the award today, “To Cooke Optics Limited for their continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define… read more…

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Academy Technical Achievement Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 9 scientific and technical achievement awards, represented by 25 individual recipients, will be given out  at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The Sci-Tech Awards are presented to products and people “contributing significant value to the process of making… read more…

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