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2010s

2014 (87th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik for their pioneering work in developing dye-based filters that reduce IR contamination when neutral density filters are used with digital cameras.

2000s

2007 (80th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Jonathan Erland in recognition of his leadership and efforts toward identifying and solving the problem of High-Speed Emulsion Stress Syndrome in motion picture film stock. By coordinating and conducting tests for and with the industry, and by sharing results openly, Mr. Erland clearly demonstrated the value and effectiveness of independent research and industry-wide cooperation.

2006 (79th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Ioan Allen, J. Wayne Anderson, Mary Ann Anderson, Ted Costas, Paul R. Goldberg, Shawn Jones, Thomas Kuhn, Dr. Alan Masson, Colin Mossman, Martin Richards, Frank Ricotta and Richard C. Sehlin for their contributions to the environmentally responsible industry conversion from silver-based to cyan dye analog soundtracks.

2004 (77th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Arthur Widmer for his lifetime of achievement in the science and technology of image compositing for motion pictures as exemplified by his significant contributions to the development of the Ultra Violet and the “bluescreen” compositing processes.

2001 (74th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Rune Ericson for his pioneering development and 30 years of dedication to the Super 16mm format for motion pictures. The Super 16mm film format has achieved a significant impact on the worldwide film industry by playing a major role in empowering low budget films to be produced for theatrical release.
To the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for the continued publication of the “American Cinematographer Manual.” Born from “The Cinematographic Annual,” first published by the ASC in 1930, the “American Cinematographer Manual” has become an essential bible for cinematographers. Currently in its eighth edition, this premier reference manual has had a significant impact on decades of motion picture photography around the world.

2000 (73rd)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Ioan Allen for the concept, Robin Bransbury for the design and Mark Harrah for the implementation of the Trailer Audio Standards Association (TASA) Loudness Standard. The adoption of the TASA loudness standard has led directly to better sound in the cinema for trailers and features alike.

1990s

1999 (72nd)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To FPC, Incorporated, under the leadership of Barry M. Stultz and Milton Jan Friedman, for the development and implementation of an environmentally responsible program to recycle or destroy discarded motion picture prints.

1996 (69th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Joe Lombardi in celebration of 50 years in the motion picture industry. His knowledge and leadership in the field of pyrotechnics and special effects along with his uncompromising promotion of safety on the set have established the standard for today’s special effects technicians.

1992 (65th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees in recognition of the indispensable contributions of its members, who represent the full spectrum of artists, technicians and craftspeople, to the art of motion pictures on the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Alliance’s founding.

1991 (64th)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

To Pete Comandini, Richard T. Dayton, Donald Hagans and Richard T. Ryan of YCM Laboratories for the creation and development of a motion picture film restoration process using liquid gate and registration correction on a contact printer.

1980s

1989 (62nd)

AWARD OF COMMENDATION

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors commends the contributions of the members of the engineering committees of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). By establishing industry standards, they have greatly contributed to making film a primary form of international communication.

1985 (58th)

MEDAL OF COMMENDATION

To John H. Whitney, Sr. for Cinematic Pioneering.

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