The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the Technical Achievment Awards (Oscars) in the run-up to the famous Oscars - awards given by a committee of 60 experts to developers of hardware and software critical to the post-production of films.
For example, developers David Simons, Daniel Wilk, James Acquavella, Michael Natkin and David Cotter were honored for designing and developing Adobe's motion graphics program After Effects. Thomas Knoll and John Knoll will also receive an award for the original architecture, design and development, and Mark Hamburg for the continued development of Adobe Photoshop.
Other technology Oscars and Scientific and Engineering Awards went to PIX System for a novel security mechanism for film distribution; developer Per-Anders Edwards for designing and programming the MoGraph toolset in Cinema 4D to create 3D objects for Motion Graphic projects; Silhouette Rotoscope and Paint System; Face-Capturing Technology Polarized Spherical Gradient Illumination; Light Stage X Capture System; Medusa Performance Capture System; and PIX System for a novel security mechanism for film distribution;
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