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2010s

2017 (90th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To John Coyle, Brad Hurndell, Vikas Sathaye and Shane Buckham for the concept, design, engineering and implementation of the Shotover K1 Camera System.
To Jeff Lait, Mark Tucker, Cristin Barghiel and John Lynch for their contributions to the design and architecture of the Houdini visual effects and animation system.
To Bill Spitzak and Jonathan Egstad for the visionary design, development and stewardship of the Nuke compositing system.
To Abigail Brady, Jon Wadelton and Jerry Huxtable for their significant contributions to the architecture and extensibility of the Nuke compositing system.
To Leonard Chapman for the overall concept, design and development, to Stanislav Gorbatov for the electronic system design, and to David Gasparian and Souhail Issa for the mechanical design and integration of the Hydrascope telescoping camera crane systems.

2016 (89th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To ARRI for the pioneering design and engineering of the Super 35 format Alexa digital camera system.
To RED Digital Cinema for the pioneering design and evolution of the RED Epic digital cinema cameras with upgradeable full-frame image sensors.
To Sony for the development of the F65 CineAlta camera with its pioneering high-resolution imaging sensor, excellent dynamic range, and full 4K output.
To Panavision and Sony for the conception and development of the groundbreaking Genesis digital motion picture camera.
To Marcos Fajardo for the creative vision and original implementation of the Arnold Renderer, and to Chris Kulla, Alan King, Thiago Ize and Clifford Stein for their highly optimized geometry engine and novel ray-tracing algorithms which unify the rendering of curves, surfaces, volumetrics and subsurface scattering as developed at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Solid Angle SL.
To Vladimir Koylazov for the original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray from Chaos Group.
To Luca Fascione, J.P. Lewis and Iain Matthews for the design, engineering, and development of the FACETS facial performance capture and solving system at Weta Digital.
To Steven Rosenbluth, Joshua Barratt, Robert Nolty and Archie Te for the engineering and development of the Concept Overdrive motion control system.

2015 (88th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To Brian McLean and Martin Meunier for pioneering the use of rapid prototyping for character animation in stop-motion film production.
To Jack Greasley, Kiyoyuki Nakagaki, Duncan Hopkins and Carl Rand for the design and engineering of the MARI 3D texture painting system.

2014 (87th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To Iain Neil for the optical design, and to Andre de Winter for the mechanical design, of the Leica Summilux-C series of lenses.
To Brad Walker, D. Scott Dewald, Bill Werner, Greg Pettitt and Frank Poradish for their contributions furthering the design and refinement of the Texas Instruments DLP Cinema projection technology, whose high level of performance enabled color-accurate digital intermediate preview and motion picture theatrical presentation.
To Ichiro Tsutsui, Masahiro Take, Mitsuyasu Tamura and Mitsuru Asano for the development of the Sony BVM-E Series Professional OLED Master Monitor.
To John Frederick, Bob Myers, Karl Rasche and Tom Lianza for the development of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display.

2013 (86th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To Ofer Alon for the design and implementation of the ZBrush software tool for multi-resolution sculpting of digital models.
To Eric Veach for his foundational research on efficient Monte Carlo path tracing for image synthesis.
To Andre Gauthier, Benoit Sevigny, Yves Boudreault and Robert Lanciault for the design and implementation of the FiLMBOX software application.
To Emmanuel Prevenaire, Jan Sperling, Etienne Brandt and Tony Postiau for their development of the Flying-Cam SARAH 3.0 system.

2012 (85th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To SIMON CLUTTERBUCK, JAMES JACOBS and DR. RICHARD DORLING for the development of the Tissue Physically-Based Character Simulation Framework. This framework faithfully and robustly simulates the effects of anatomical structures underlying a character’s skin. The resulting dynamic and secondary motions provide a new level of realism to computer-generated creatures. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To DR. PHILIP McLAUCHLAN, ALLAN JAENICKE, JOHN-PAUL SMITH and ROSS SHAIN for the creation of the Mocha planar tracking and rotoscoping software at Imagineer Systems Ltd. Mocha provides robust planar-tracking even when there are no clearly defined points in the image. Its effectiveness, ease of use, and ability to exchange rotoscoping data with other image processing tools have resulted in widespread adoption of the software in the visual effects industry. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To JOE MURTHA, WILLIAM FREDERICK and JIM MARKLAND of Anton/Bauer, Inc. for the design and creation of the CINE VCLX Portable Power System. The CINE VCLX provides extended run-times and flexibility, allowing users to power cameras and other supplementary equipment required for production. This high-capacity battery system is also matched to the high-demand, always-on digital cinema cameras. [Systems]

2011 (84th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To RADU CORLAN, ANDY JANTZEN, PETRU POP and RICHARD F. TOFTNESS for the design and engineering of the Phantom family of high-speed cameras for motion picture production. The Phantom family of high-speed digital cameras, including the Phantom Flex and HD Gold, provide imagery at speeds and efficacy surpassing photochemical technology, while seamlessly intercutting with conventional film production. [Camera]
To DR. JÜRGEN NOFFKE for the optical design and span class=”Winner”>UWE WEBER for the mechanical design of the ARRI Zeiss Master Prime Lenses for motion picture photography. The Master Primes have achieved a full stop advance in speed over existing lenses, while maintaining state-of-the-art optical quality. This lens family was also the first to eliminate the magnification change that accompanied extreme focus shifts. [Lenses and Filters]
To MICHAEL LEWIS, GREG MARSDEN, RAIGO ALAS and MICHAEL VELLEKOOP for the concept, design and implementation of the Pictorvision Eclipse, an electronically stabilized aerial camera platform. The Pictorvision Eclipse system allows cinematographers to capture aerial footage at faster flying speeds with aggressive platform maneuvering. [Camera Cranes]
To E.F. “BOB” NETTMANN for the concept and system architecture, span class=”Winner”>MICHAEL SAYOVITZ for the electronic packaging and integration, span class=”Winner”>BRAD FRITZEL for the electronic engineering, and span class=”Winner”>FRED MILLER for the mechanical engineering of the Stab-C Classic, Super-G and Stab-C Compact stabilizing heads. This versatile family of 5-axis camera and lens stabilizers allows any standard motion picture camera to be fitted into the open architecture of the structure. The system can be quickly balanced and made ready for shooting platforms such as helicopters, boats, camera cars or cranes. [Camera Cranes]
To JOHN D. LOWRY, IAN CAVÉN, IAN GODIN, KIMBALL THURSTON and TIM CONNOLLY for the development of a unique and efficient system for the reduction of noise and other artifacts, thereby providing high-quality images required by the filmmaking process. The “Lowry Process” uses advanced GPU-accelerated, motion estimation-based image processing tools to enhance image quality. [Laboratory]
To FUJIFILM CORPORATION, HIDEYUKI SHIRAI, DR. KATSUHISA OOZEKI and HIROSHI HIRANO for the design and development of the FUJIFILM black and white recording film ETERNA-RDS 4791 for use in the archival preservation of film and digital images. Specifically designed for laser film recording and widely used in the industry today, the high-resolution FUJIFILM ETERNA-RDS 4791 film stock is an important step in protecting the heritage of the motion picture industry. [Film]

2010 (83rd)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To DR. MARK SAGAR for his early and continuing development of influential facial motion retargeting solutions. Dr. Sagar’s work led to a method for transforming facial motion capture data into an expression-based, editable character animation system that has been used in motion pictures with a high volume of digital characters. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To MARK NOEL for the design, engineering, and development, and to JOHN FRAZIER for his contributions to the design and safety features, of the NAC Servo Winch System. The NAC System allows full-size cars, aircraft and other heavy props to be flown on wires with unprecedented freedom of motion and a high degree of safety, on-set and in real time. The intuitive control system responds to the motion of the operator’s hand, permitting the recording and playback of all axes of motion simultaneously, which may be edited and refined for playback in subsequent takes. [Stage Operations]
To JAMES RODNUNSKY, ALEX MacDONALD and MARK CHAPMAN for the development of the Cablecam 3-D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies. The evolution of the Cablecam technology has made it possible to move a camera safely and accurately anywhere through a three-dimensional space. [Camera Cranes]
To TIM DRNEC, BEN BRITTEN SMITH and MATT DAVIS for the development of the Spydercam 3-D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies. The evolution of the Spydercam technology has made it possible to move a camera safely and accurately anywhere through a three-dimensional space. [Camera Cranes]

2000s

2009 (82nd)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To PER CHRISTENSEN, MICHAEL BUNNELL and CHRISTOPHE HERY for the development of point-based rendering for indirect illumination and ambient occlusion. Much faster than previous ray-traced methods, this computer graphics technique has enabled color bleeding effects and realistic shadows for complex scenes in motion pictures. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To DR. RICHARD KIRK for the overall design and development of the Truelight real-time 3D look-up table hardware device and color management software. Through the use of color management software and hardware, this complete system enables accurate color presentation in the digital intermediate preview process. The Truelight system is widely utilized in digital intermediate production environments around the world. [Laboratory]
To VOLKER MASSMANN, MARKUS HASENZAHL, DR. KLAUS ANDERLE and ANDREAS LOEW for the development of the Spirit 4K/2K film scanning system as used in the digital intermediate process for motion pictures. The Spirit 4K/2K has distinguished itself by incorporating a continuous-motion transport mechanism enabling full-range, high-resolution scanning at much higher frame rates than non-continuous transport scanners. [Laboratory]
To MICHAEL CIESLINSKI, DR. REIMAR LENZ and BERND BRAUNER for the development of the ARRISCAN film scanner, enabling high-resolution, high-dynamic range, pin-registered film scanning for use in the digital intermediate process. The ARRISCAN film scanner utilizes a specially designed CMOS array sensor mounted on a micro-positioning platform and a custom LED light source. Capture of the film’s full dynamic range at various scan resolutions is implemented through sub-pixel offsets of the sensor along with multiple exposures of each frame. [Laboratory]
To WOLFGANG LEMPP, THEO BROWN, TONY SEDIVY and DR. JOHN QUARTEL for the development of the Northlight film scanner, which enables high-resolution, pin-registered scanning in the motion picture digital intermediate process. Developed for the digital intermediate and motion picture visual effects markets, the Northlight scanner was designed with a 6K CCD sensor, making it unique in its ability to produce high-resolution scans of 35mm, 8-perf film frames. [Laboratory]
To STEVE CHAPMAN, MARTIN TLASKAL, DARRIN SMART and DR. JAMES LOGIE for their contributions to the development of the Baselight color correction system, which enables real-time digital manipulation of motion picture imagery during the digital intermediate process. Baselight was one of the first digital color correction systems to enter the digital intermediate market and has seen wide acceptance in the motion picture industry. [Laboratory]
To MARK JASZBERENYI, GYULA PRISKIN and TAMAS PERLAKI for their contributions to the development of the Lustre color correction system, which enables real-time digital manipulation of motion picture imagery during the digital intermediate process. Lustre is a software solution that enables non-linear, real-time digital color grading across an entire feature film, emulating the photochemical color-timing process. [Laboratory]
To BRAD WALKER, D. SCOTT DEWALD, BILL WERNER and GREG PETTITT for their contributions furthering the design and refinement of the Texas Instruments DLP Projector technology, achieving a level of performance that enabled color-accurate digital intermediate previews of motion pictures. Working in conjunction with the film industry, Texas Instruments created a high-resolution, color-accurate, high-quality digital intermediate projection system that could closely emulate film-based projection in a theatrical environment. [Projection]
To FUJIFILM CORPORATION, RYOJI NISHIMURA, MASAAKI MIKI and YOUICHI HOSOYA for the design and development of Fujicolor ETERNA-RDI digital intermediate film, which was designed exclusively to reproduce motion picture digital masters. The Fujicolor ETERNA-RDI Type 8511/4511 digital intermediate film has thinner emulsion layers with extremely efficient couplers made possible by Super-Nano Cubic Grain Technology. This invention allows improved color sensitivity with the ability to absorb scattered light, providing extremely sharp images. The ETERNA-RDI emulsion technology also achieves less color cross-talk for exacting reproduction. Its expanded latitude and linearity provides superior highlights and shadows in a film stock with exceptional latent image stability. [Film]
To PAUL DEBEVEC, TIM HAWKINS, JOHN MONOS and DR. MARK SAGAR for the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures. The combination of these systems, with their ability to capture high fidelity reflectance data of human subjects, allows for the creation of photorealistic digital faces as they would appear in any lighting condition. [Digital Imaging Technology]

2008 (81st)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To ERWIN MELZNER for the overall concept including the optical and cooling systems, VOLKER SCHUMACHER for the optical design, and TIMO MÜLLER for the mechanical design, of the Arrimax 18/12 lighting fixture for use in motion picture production. [Lighting]
To JACQUES DELACOUX for the concept and electronic design, and ALEXANDRE LEUCHTER for the software and electronic design, of the Transvideo-video assist monitors for the motion picture industry. [Systems]
To BRUNO COUMERT and JACQUES DEBIZE for the optical design, and DOMINIQUE CHERVIN and CHRISTOPHE REBOULET for the mechanical design, of the compact and lightweight Angenieux 15-40 and 28-76 zoom lenses for handheld motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters]

2007 (80th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To DR. DOUG ROBLE, NAFEES BIN ZAFAR and RYO SAKAGUCHI for the development of the fluid simulation system at Digital Domain. This influential and flexible production-proven system incorporates innovative algorithms and refined adaptations of published methods to achieve large-scale water effects. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To NICK RASMUSSEN, RON FEDKIW and FRANK LOSASSO PETTERSON for the development of the Industrial Light & Magic fluid simulation system. This production-proven simulation system achieves large-scale water effects within ILM’s Zeno framework. It includes integrating particle level sets, parallel computation, and tools that enable the artistic direction of the results. [Digital Imaging Technology]

2006 (79th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To PHILLIP J. FEINER, JIM HOUSTON, DENIS LECONTE and CHRIS BUSHMAN of Pacific Title and Art Studio for the design and development of the Rosetta process for creating digital YCM archival masters for digital film restoration. With elements that may be recombined either digitally or optically, the Rosetta Separations process offers a uniquely great versatility in achieving high-quality results for digital YCM archiving. [Laboratory]
To STEVE SULLIVAN, COLIN DAVIDSON, MAX CHEN and FRANCESCO CALLARI for the design and development of the ILM Image-based Modeling System. This highly integrated system facilitates interactive construction and editing of 3D models from digital photographs and addresses the three-dimensional scanning needs of motion pictures in unique and innovative ways. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To DR. BILL COLLIS, SIMON ROBINSON, BEN KENT and DR. ANIL KOKARAM for the design and development of the Furnace integrated suite of software tools that robustly utilizes temporal coherence for enhancing visual effects in motion picture sequences. The Furnace toolset’s modularity, flexibility and robustness has set a high standard of quality for optical flow-based image manipulation. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To HOWARD PRESTON and MIRKO KOVACEVIC for the design and engineering of the Preston Cinema Systems FI+Z wireless remote system. Pioneering unprecedented reliability and flexibility in wireless lens and camera operation, the FI+Z has continued to be a leader in innovation since its introduction in 1994. [Photography]

2005 (78th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To DAVID GROBER for the concept and mechanical design and SCOTT LEWALLEN for the electronic and software design of the Perfect Horizon camera stabilization head. Perfect Horizon effectively neutralizes the extraneous motion encountered in boats, camera cars, snowmobiles or other vehicles, leaving the pan/tilt head and camera stable and level with the horizon. [Photography]
To ANATOLIY KOKUSH, YURIY POPOVSKY and OLEKSIY ZOLOTAROV for the concept and development of the Russian Arm gyro-stabilized camera crane and the Flight Head. The Russian Arm and Flight Head opened new possibilities for filmmakers. With the ability to be mounted on the roof of almost any car, this remotely-operated crane and camera head can move smoothly in a 360 degree circle around the car, even while it is being driven at high speeds by actors, creating heretofore impossible perspectives. [Camera Cranes]
To ANATOLIY KOKUSH for the concept and development of the Cascade series of motion picture cranes. The lightweight structure of the Cascade and Traveling Cascade Cranes enables the filmmaker to achieve heights of up to 70 feet, allowing for the placement of the camera in otherwise impossible locations. [Camera Cranes]
To GARRETT BROWN for the original concept of the Skycam flying camera system – the first use of 3-D volumetric cable technology for motion picture cinematography. In creating the first remote-controlled, cable-supported flying camera system, Garrett Brown’s pioneering efforts have influenced all subsequent development in this area of technology. [Camera Cranes]
To DAVID BARAFF, MICHAEL KASS and ANDREW WITKIN for their pioneering work in physically-based computer-generated techniques used to simulate realistic cloth in motion pictures. Their 1998 paper titled “Large Steps in Cloth Simulation” was a seminal work, providing the key in demonstrating to the industry that the calculations necessary to simulate realistic, complex cloth could be achieved efficiently and robustly. Their work provided the conceptual foundation for many cloth simulation systems in use today. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To LAURIE FROST, PETER HANNAN and RICHARD LONCRAINE for the development of the remote camera head known as the Hot-Head. In use for over a quarter of a century, the Hot-Head has brought the possibility of safe, remotely-operated shots to every filmmaker. [Photography]

2004 (77th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To GYULA MESTER (electronic systems design) and KEITH EDWARDS (mechanical engineering) for their significant contributions to and continuing development of the Technocrane telescoping camera crane. With its electronically driven leveling head, adjustable moveable weight carriage, and lightweight, extremely precise telescoping beam elements that allow camera movement during shots, the Technocrane has redefined the state-of-the-art in camera crane technology. [Camera Cranes]
To LINDSAY ARNOLD, GUY GRIFFITHS, DAVID HODSON, CHARLIE LAWRENCE and DAVID MANN for their development of the Cineon Digital Film Workstation. Cineon pioneered a commercial node-graph compositing system establishing a new visual method for direct manipulation of the compositing process, which influenced and defined modern digital compositing workflows. [Digital Imaging Technology]

2003 (76th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To KINOTON GmbH for the engineering and development of the Kinoton FP 30/38 EC II Studio Projector. This high-speed studio projector produces an image quality equal to projectors with Geneva movements. With its unparalleled shuttle speed, reversibility and acceleration, this projector has set a new standard for post-production viewing as well as in traditional screening facilities. [Projection]
To KENNETH L. TINGLER, CHARLES C. ANDERSON, DIANE E. KESTNER and BRIAN A. SCHELL of the Eastman Kodak Company for the successful development of a process-surviving antistatic layer technology for motion picture film. This technology successfully controls the static charge buildup on processed intermediate and sound negative films during high speed printing operations. [Laboratory]
To CHRISTOPHER ALFRED, ANDREW J. CANNON, MICHAEL C. CARLOS, MARK CRABTREE, CHUCK GRINDSTAFF and JOHN MELANSON for their significant contributions to the evolution of digital audio editing for motion picture post production. Through their respective pioneering efforts with AMS AudioFile, Waveframe and Fairlight, the work of these gentlemen contributed significantly to the development and realization of digital audio workstations with full editing capabilities for motion picture soundtracks. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To STEPHEN REGELOUS for the design and development of Massive, the autonomous agent animation system used for the battle sequences in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Massive takes a new approach in simulating behaviors of large numbers of computer-generated extras a.k.a. “agents.” Each “agent” contains a primitive software “brain” used to develop behavioral rules simulating a wide range of behaviors. In ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, over 200,000 agents were controlled in several scenes. [Digital Imaging Technology]

2002 (75th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To GLENN SANDERS and HOWARD STARK of Zaxcom for the concept, design and engineering of the portable Deva Digital Audio Disk Recorder. This innovative design employs advanced hard disk recording technology and digital audio techniques for use in both production and post-production recording applications. [Sound]
To MARK ELENDT, PAUL H. BRESLIN, GREG HERMANOVIC and KIM DAVIDSON for their continued development of the procedural modeling and animation components of their Prisms program, as exemplified in the Houdini software package. Through a procedural building-block process, the Houdini software is used to simulate natural phenomena using particle effects and complex three-dimensional models. [Digital Imaging Technology]
To DR. LESLIE GUTIERREZ, DIANE E. KESTNER, JAMES MERRILL and DAVID NIKLEWICZ for the design and development of the Kodak Vision Premier Color Print Film, 2393. This film stock provides filmmakers with enhanced color saturation, higher contrast and darker blacks, producing a bold, colorful ‘look’ on the theater screen. [Film]
To DEDO WEIGERT for the concept, DR. DEPU JIN for the optical calculations, and FRANZ PETTERS for the mechanical construction of the Dedolight 400D. This uniquely designed set light provides superior performance, reliability and ease of use. Combined with its excellent array of accessories, the Dedolight 400D is an outstanding engineering achievement. [Lighting]

2001 (74th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To JOHN M. EARGLE, D.B. ‘DON’ KEELE and MARK E. ENGEBRETSON for the concept, design and engineering of the modern constant-directivity, direct radiator style motion picture loudspeaker systems. The work of John M. Eargle, D.B. ‘Don’ Keele and Mark E. Engebretson has resulted in the over 20-year dominance of constant-directivity, direct radiator bass style cinema loudspeaker systems. [Sound]
To IAIN NEIL for the concept and optical design and AL SAIKI for the mechanical design of the Panavision Primo Macro Zoom Lens (PMZ). This compact, wide-angle, macro focus lens enhances and expands the picture-capturing ability, both technically and artistically, of the cinematographer. It is the first cine lens that allows macro photography while still being able to zoom. [Lenses and Filters]
To FRANZ KRAUS, JOHANNES STEURER and WOLFGANG RIEDEL for the design and development of the ARRILASER Film Recorder. The ARRILASER film recorder demonstrates a high level of engineering resulting in a compact, user-friendly, low-maintenance device while at the same time maintaining outstanding speed, exposure ratings and image quality. [Special Photographic]
To PETER KURAN for the invention, and SEAN COUGHLIN, JOSEPH A. OLIVIER and WILLIAM CONNER for the engineering and development of the RCI-Color Film Restoration Process. This photo-chemical process restores color to faded color negative using off-the-shelf film stocks with a unique approach. The resulting film intermediate can be used to create a new internegative. [Laboratory]
To MAKOTO TSUKADA, SHOJI KANEKO and the TECHNICAL STAFF OF IMAGICA CORPORATION, and DAIJIRO FUJIE of Nikon Corporation for the engineering excellence and the impact on the motion picture industry of the Imagica 65/35 Multi-Format Optical Printer. This liquid-gate optical printer offers ease of set-up and change-over to various formats from 35mm to 65mm 15-perf with both additive and subtractive lamp houses. [Special Photographic]
To STEVEN GERLACH, GREGORY FARRELL and CHRISTIAN LURIN for the design, engineering and implementation of the Kodak Panchromatic Sound Recording Film. Allowing all four soundtrack systems to be exposed on a single negative with relative ease, this stock has allowed single inventory prints, facilitating the more economic distribution of motion pictures. [Sound]
To PAUL J. CONSTANTINE and PETER M. CONSTANTINE for the design and development of the CELCO Digital Film Recorder products. CELCO recorder products have had a significant impact on the industry through continual improvements in their technology. [Special Photographic]

2000 (73rd)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To AL MAYER, SR. and AL MAYER, JR., for the mechanical design, IAIN NEIL for the optical design and BRIAN DANG for the electronic design of the Panavision Millennium XL Camera System. This camera brings the full uncompromised performance of larger heavy-duty cameras to the lightest weight category with ruggedness and advanced features previously expected only in specialized or effects cameras. [Camera]
To JOE WARY, GERALD PAINTER and COLIN F. MOSSMAN for the design and development of the Deluxe Laboratories Multi Roller Film Transport System. This release print system at Deluxe Laboratories utilizes a revolutionary design allowing for higher print volumes, reduced space requirements for loop racks and elevators, and safer operation. [Laboratory]
To ALVAH J. MILLER and PAUL JOHNSON of Lynx Robotics for the electronic and software design of the Lynx C-50 Camera Motor System. This camera motor, operated with programmable microprocessors, achieves an unprecedented range of precisely controlled speeds in stand-alone cameras or when synchronized to motion-control systems. [Camera]
To AKAI DIGITAL for the design and development of the DD8plus digital audio dubber specifically designed for the motion picture industry. [These]digital audio dubbers have afforded the post-production community a faster, more cost-effective means of playing back hundreds of digital audio tracks for pre-mixing or final mixing in creating motion picture sound tracks. They also offer individual track slipping in multiple track configurations, random access recall, and both destructive and non-destructive editing capabilities, eliminating the requirements for razor blade conforming. [Sound]
To FAIRLIGHT for the design and development of the DAD digital audio dubber specifically designed for the motion picture industry. [These]digital audio dubbers have afforded the post-production community a faster, more cost-effective means of playing back hundreds of digital audio tracks for pre-mixing or final mixing in creating motion picture sound tracks. They also offer individual track slipping in multiple track configurations, random access recall, and both destructive and non-destructive editing capabilities, eliminating the requirements for razor blade conforming. [Sound]
To ADVANCED DIGITAL SYSTEMS GROUP (ADSG) for the design and development of the Sony DADR 5000 digital audio dubber specifically designed for the motion picture industry. [These]digital audio dubbers have afforded the post-production community a faster, more cost-effective means of playing back hundreds of digital audio tracks for pre-mixing or final mixing in creating motion picture sound tracks. They also offer individual track slipping in multiple track configurations, random access recall, and both destructive and non-destructive editing capabilities, eliminating the requirements for razor blade conforming. [Sound]
To TIMELINE, INCORPORATED for the design and development of the MMR 8 digital audio dubber specifically designed for the motion picture industry. [These]digital audio dubbers have afforded the post-production community a faster, more cost-effective means of playing back hundreds of digital audio tracks for pre-mixing or final mixing in creating motion picture sound tracks. They also offer individual track slipping in multiple track configurations, random access recall, and both destructive and non-destructive editing capabilities, eliminating the requirements for razor blade conforming. [Sound]

1990s

1999 (72nd)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To NICK PHILLIPS for the design and development of the three-axis Libra III remote control camera head. The Libra III head can accept a range of film cameras and their lenses and allows the operator to add stabilization to each axis for medium focal length lenses. Motion capture and playback are also selectable features. [Stage Operations]
To FRITZ GABRIEL BAUER for the concept, design and engineering of the Moviecam Superlight 35mm Motion Picture Camera. The quiet Moviecam Superlight is an extremely small and light 35mm professional motion picture sound camera which allows the cinematographer to film in ways and situations that were never before possible. [Camera]
To IAIN NEIL for the optical design, RICK GELBARD for the mechanical design, and PANAVISION, INC. for the development of the Millennium Camera System viewfinder. This unique and versatile viewfinder with two independent viewing positions provides a very high-resolution video assist image, greatly enhancing its application for on-set compositing or non-linear editing. [Camera]
To HUW GWILYM, KARL LYNCH and MARK V. CRABTREE for the design and development of the AMS Neve Logic Digital Film Console for motion picture sound mixing. This console allows the user multi-position mixing capabilities, stem routing predub inputs and other filmcentric attributes. This is the first fully digital audio mixing console specifically designed for post-production film mixing. [Sound]
To JAMES MOULTRIE for the mechanical design, and to MIKE SALTER and MARK CRAIG GERCHMAN for the optical design of the Cooke S4 Range of Fixed Focal Length Lenses for 35mm motion picture photography. These state-of-the-art fixed focal length 35mm lenses are the result of intense efforts to meet industry requirements in several areas. Providing superior performance in several cinematographic aspects, these lenses include a unique linear focus system. [Lenses and Filters]
To MARLOWE A. PICHEL for development of the process for manufacturing Electro-formed Metal Reflectors which, when combined with the DC Short Arc Xenon Lamp, became the worldwide standard for motion picture projection systems. The impact of the Electro-formed Metal Reflector over the decades has completely changed the presentation side of the motion picture industry allowing the replacement of the carbon arc light source and the implementation of automated projection systems. [Projection]
To L. RON SCHMIDT for the concept, design and engineering of the Linear Loop Film Projectors. These radically new motion picture film projectors provide superior print handling, image steadiness, screen illumination and enhanced viewer experience by means of an extremely simple air-driven mechanical transport system. [Projection]
To NAT TIFFEN of Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation for the production of high-quality, durable, laminated color filters for motion picture photography. Materials of uniform color characteristics are implanted between layers of optical glass and bonded together under extremes of heat and pressure. The outer surfaces are ground and polished to specified close tolerances, free of distortion and resistant to changes in temperature or humidity, then bound with a protective metal ring. [Lenses and Filters]

1998 (71st)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To DR. THOMAS G. STOCKHAM, JR. and ROBERT B. INGEBRETSEN for their pioneering work in the areas of waveform editing, crossfades and cut-and-paste techniques for digital audio editing. The foundation of current digital audio editing equipment for motion pictures has its roots in the late seventies work of these digital pioneers. [Sound]
To JAMES A. MOORER for his pioneering work in the design of digital signal processing and its application to audio editing for film. This early work in systems architecture and software has had a significant impact on the digital creation of sound effects and the editing of audio for motion picture sound tracks. [Sound]
To STEPHEN J. KAY of K-Tec Corporation for the design and development of the Shock Block. This specially designed ground fault interrupter eliminates the electric shock hazard when working in water, wet conditions or from an accidentally exposed power line. [Lighting]
To GARY TREGASKIS for the primary design; and to DOMINIQUE BOISVERT, PHILIPPE PANZINI and ANDRÉ LEBLANC for the development and implementation of the Flame and Inferno software. The Inferno System, and its predecessor, Flame, provide high-speed, efficient integrated digital compositing and visual effects tools. [Special Photographic]
To ROBERT PREDOVICH, JOHN SCOTT, MOHAMED KEN T. HUSAIN and CAMERON SHEARER for the design and implementation of the Soundmaster Integrated Operations Nucleus operating environment. The Soundmaster system provides motion picture audio post production facilities with a completely integrated capability for synchronization of audio and picture elements with the numerous methods of synchronization in use today. [Sound]
To ROY B. FERENCE, STEVEN R. SCHMIDT, RICHARD J. FEDERICO, ROCKWELL YARID and MICHAEL E. MCCRACKAN for the design and development of the Kodak Lightning Laser Recorder. The Kodak Lightning laser recorder system established higher operational and quality standards and achieved wide industry acceptance for digital film recording onto intermediate film stock. [Special Photographic]
To COLIN MOSSMAN, HANS LEISINGER and GEORGE JOHN ROWLAND of Deluxe Laboratories for the concept and design of the Deluxe High Speed Spray Film Cleaner. This innovative and effective high speed film cleaning machine is unique in its use of spray technology, providing the flexibility to use alternative solvents, and to anticipate changes in environmental legislation. [Laboratory]
To ARNOLD & RICHTER CINE TECHNIK, and ARRI USA, INC. for the concept and engineering of the Arriflex 435 Camera System. The 435 enhances the creative process via its programmability and reliability, and provides the camera operator with the widest feature and performance capability of any MOS camera in use today. [Camera]
To ARNOLD & RICHTER CINE TECHNIK and the CARL ZEISS COMPANY for the concept and optical design of the Carl Zeiss/Arriflex Variable Prime Lenses. This series of variable prine lenses opens many creative possibilities, since any focal length can be continuously selected throughout the entire range. They offer sharp, high-contrast, high-resolution images with minimized vignetting, superior to many prime lenses. [Lenses and Filters]
To DEREK C. LIGHTBODY of OpTex for the design and development of Aurasoft Luminaires. The Aurasoft offers a radical new type of reflector design for the production of soft, very even and relatively shadowless light, with superior coverage and significantly higher intensity than existing softlights. [Lighting]
To MARK ROBERTS, RONAN CARROLL, ASSAFF RAWNER, PAUL BARTLETT and SIMON WAKLEY for the creation of the Milo Motion-Control Crane. This radically original and effective solution to the problems of high-speed camera motion was achieved with the combination of novel geometry and dedicated 3-dimensional control software. [Camera Cranes]
To MICHAEL SORENSEN and RICHARD ALEXANDER of Sorensen Designs International, and DONALD TRUMBULL for advancing the state-of-the-art of real-time motion-control, as exemplified in the Gazelle and Zebra camera dolly systems. Over the past decade, Sorensen, Alexander and Trumbull have improved the speed, repeatability and portability of robotic camera platforms through novel engineering concepts and the pioneering use of composite materials. [Camera Cranes]
To RONALD E. UHLIG, THOMAS F. POWERS and FRED M. FUSS of the Eastman Kodak Company for the design and development of KeyKode latent-image barcode key numbers. KeyKode numbers are machine-readable bar codes on camera negative films that exactly replicate the human-readable key numbers. Together with an appropriate reader and database software, they reduce errors and speed important post-production operations, leading to significant cost savings. [Laboratory]
To IAIN NEIL for the optical design; TAKUO MIYAGISHIMA for the mechanical design; and PANAVISION, INCORPORATED, for the concept and development of the Primo Series of spherical prime lenses for 35mm cinematography. The Primo Series of lenses for 35mm cinematography represents a thorough and comprehensive approach to prime lens design, development and manufacture. This family of lenses has a wide range of focal lengths, all color matched, with improved modulation transfer function characteristics. [Lenses and Filters]

1997 (70th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To WILLIAM KOVACS for his creative leadership and ROY HALL for his principal engineering efforts that led to the Wavefront Advanced Visualizer computer graphics system. [Special Photographic]
To JOHN GIBSON, ROB KRIEGER, MILAN NOVACEK, GLEN OZYMOK and DAVE SPRINGER for the development of the geometric modeling component of the Alias PowerAnimator System. [Special Photographic]
To DOMINIQUE BOISVERT, RÉJEAN GAGNÉ, DANIEL LANGLOIS and RICHARD LAPERRIERE for the development of the ‘Actor’ animation component of the Softimage computer animation system. [Special Photographic]
To EBEN OSTBY, WILLIAM REEVES, SAMUEL J. LEFFLER and TOM DUFF for the development of the Marionette Three-Dimensional Computer Animation System. [Special Photographic]
To CRAIG W. REYNOLDS for his pioneering contributions to the development of three-dimensional computer animation for motion picture production. [Special Photographic]
To RICHARD SHOUP, ALVY RAY SMITH and THOMAS PORTER for their pioneering efforts in the development of digital paint systems used in motion picture production. [Special Photographic]
To KIRK HANDLEY, RAY MELUCH, SCOTT ROBINSON, WILSON H. ALLEN and JOHN NEARY for the design, development and implementation of the Dolby CP500 Digital Cinema Processor. [Sound]
To JOEL W. JOHNSON of the O’Connor Laboratories for the unique design improvement in fluid head counter-balancing techniques as used in their Model 2575. [Stage Operations]
To AL JENSEN, CHUCK HEADLEY, JEAN MESSNER and HAZEM NABULSI of CEI Technology for the production of a self-contained, flicker-free, Color Video-Assist Camera. [Camera]

1996 (69th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To JOHN SCHLAG, BRIAN KNEP, ZORAN KACIC-ALESIC and THOMAS WILLIAMS for the development of the Viewpaint 3D Paint System for film production work. [Special Photographic]
To WILLIAM REEVES for the original concept and the development of particle systems used to create computer generated visual effects in motion pictures. [Special Photographic]
To JIM HOURIHAN for the primary design and development of the interactive language-based control of partical systems as embodied in the Dynamation software package. [Special Photographic]
To JONATHAN ERLAND and KAY BEVING ERLAND for the development of the Digital Series Traveling Matte Backing System used for composite photography in motion pictures. [Special Photographic]

1995 (68th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To ARNOLD AND RICHTER CINE TECHNIK for the development of the Arriflex 535 Series of Cameras for motion picture cinematography. [Camera]
To DIGITAL THEATER SYSTEMS for the design and development of the DTS Digital Sound System for motion picture exhibition. [Sound]
To DOLBY LABORATORIES for the design and development of the SR-D Digital Sound System for motion picture exhibition. [Sound]
To SONY CORPORATION for the design and development of the SDDS Digital Sound System for motion picture exhibition. [Sound]
To HOWARD FLEMMING and RONALD UHLIG for their pioneering work leading to motion picture digital sound. [Sound]
To RONALD C. GOODMAN, ATTILA SZALAY, STEVEN SASS and SPACECAM SYSTEMS, INC. for the design of the SpaceCam gyroscopically stabilized Camera System. [Photography]
To COLIN MOSSMAN, JOE WARY, HANS LEISINGER, GERALD PAINTER and DELUXE LABORATORIES for the design and development of the Deluxe Quad Format Digital Sound Printing Head. [Sound]
To DAVID GILMARTIN, JOHANNES BORGGREBE, JEAN-PIERRE GAGNON, FRANK RICOTTA and TECHNICOLOR, INC. for the design and development of the Technicolor Contact Printer Sound Head. [Sound]
To IAIN NEIL for the optical design; RICK GELBARD for the mechanical design; ERIC DUBBERKE for the engineering and PANAVISION INTERNATIONAL, L.P., for the development of the Primo 3:1 Zoom Lens. [Lenses and Filters]
To MARTIN S. MUELLER for the design and development of the MSM 9801 IMAX 65mm/15 perf production motion picture camera. [Camera]
To ALVY RAY SMITH, ED CATMULL, THOMAS PORTER and TOM DUFF for their pioneering inventions in Digital Image Compositing. [Special Photographic]

1994 (67th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To GARY DEMOS and DAN CAMERON of Information International, DAVID DiFRANCESCO and GARY STARKWEATHER of Pixar, and SCOTT SQUIRES of Industrial Light & Magic for their pioneering work in the field of film input scanning. [Special Photographic]
To RAY FEENEY, WILL MCCOWN and BILL BISHOP of RFX, Inc. and LES DITTERT of Pacific Data Images for their development work with area array CCD (Charge Coupled Device) film input scanning systems. [Special Photographic]
To LINCOLN HU and MICHAEL MACKENZIE of Industrial Light & Magic and GLENN KENNEL and MIKE DAVIS of Eastman Kodak for their joint development work on a linear array CCD (Charge Coupled Device) film input scanning system. [Special Photographic]
To IAIN NEIL for the optical design, AL SAIKI for the mechanical design, and PANAVISION INTERNATIONAL L.P. for the development of the Panavision 11:1 Primo Zoom Lens for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters]
To JAMES KETCHAM of JSK Engineering for the concept and design of the MC211 micro processor based motion controller for synchronizing sprocketed film with time-code based machines. [Sound]
To WILLIAM J. WARNER and ERIC C. PETERS for the concept, MICHAEL E. PHILLIPS and TOM A. OHANIAN for the system design, and PATRICK D. O’CONNOR and JOE H. RICE for the engineering of the Avid Film Composer for motion picture editing. [Editorial and Pre-production]
To PAUL BAMBOROUGH for the concept, NICK POLLACK and ARTHUR WRIGHT for the hardware development, and NEIL HARRIS and DUNCAN MacLEAN for the software development of The Lightworks Editor for motion picture editing. [Editorial and Pre-production]
To GEORGE SAUVE, BILL BISHOP, ARPAG DADOURIAN, RAY FEENEY and RICHARD PATTERSON for the Cinefusion software implementation of the Ultimatte Blue Screen Compositing Technology. [Special Photographic]

1993 (66th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To MARK LEATHER, LES DITTERT, DOUGLAS SMYTHE and GEORGE JOBLOVE for the concept and development of the Digital Motion Picture Retouching System for removing visible rigging and dirt/damage artifacts from original motion picture imagery. [Systems]
To FRITZ GABRIEL BAUER for the design, development and manufacture of the Moviecam Compact Modular 35mm motion picture camera system. [Camera]

1992 (65th)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To LOREN CARPENTER, ROB COOK, ED CATMULL, TOM PORTER, PAT HANRAHAN, TONY APODACA and DARWYN PEACHEY for the development of ‘RenderMan’ software which produces images used in motion pictures from 3D computer descriptions of shape and appearance. [Special Photographic]
To CLAUS WIEDEMANN and ROBERT ORBAN for the design and DOLBY LABORATORIES for the development of the Dolby Labs ‘Container.’ [Sound]
To KEN BATES for the design and development of the Bates Decelerator System for accurately and safely arresting the descent of stunt persons in high freefalls. [Stage Operations]
To AL MAYER for the Camera Design; IAIN NEIL and GEORGE KRAEMER for the optical design; HANS SPIRAWSKI and BILL ESLICK for the opto-mechanical design and DON EARL for technical support in developing the Panavision System 65 Studio Sync Sound Reflex Camera for 65mm motion picture photography. [Camera]
To DOUGLAS TRUMBULL for the concept; GEOFFREY H. WILLIAMSON for the movement design; ROBERT D. AUGUSTE for the electronic design and EDMUND M. DIGIULIO for the camera system design of the CP-65 Showscan Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography. [Camera]
To ARNOLD AND RICHTER, OTTO BLASCHEK and the ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF ARRI, AUSTRIA for the design and development of the Arriflex 765 Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography. [Camera]

1991 (64th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To IAIN NEIL for the optical design; ALBERT SAIKI for the mechanical design; and PANAVISION, INCORPORATED, for the concept and development of the Primo Zoom Lens for 35mm cinematography. [Lenses and Filters]
To GEORG THOMA for the design; HEINZ FEIERLEIN and the ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF SACHTLER AG for the development of a range of fluid tripod heads. [Stage Operations]
To HARRY J. BAKER for the design and development of the first full fluidaction tripod head with adjustable degrees of viscous drag. [Stage Operations]
To GUIDO CARTONI for his pioneering work in developing the technology to achieve selectable and repeatable viscous drag modules in fluid tripod heads. [Stage Operations]
To RAY FEENEY, RICHARD KEENEY and RICHARD J. LUNDELL for the software development and adaptation of the Solitaire Film Recorder that provides a flexible, cost-effective film recording system. [Systems]
To FAZ FAZAKAS, BRIAN HENSON, DAVE HOUSMAN, PETER MILLER and JOHN STEPHENSON for the development of the Henson Performance Control System. [Systems]
To MARIO CELSO for his pioneering work in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for carbon arc and xenon power supplies and igniters used in motion picture projection. [Lighting]
To RANDY CARTWRIGHT, DAVID B. COONS, LEM DAVIS, THOMAS HAHN, JAMES HOUSTON, MARK KIMBALL, DYLAN W. KOHLER, PETER NYE, MICHAEL SHANTZIS, DAVID F. WOLF and the WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION DEPARTMENT for the design and development of the ‘CAPS’ production system for feature film animation. [Systems]
To GEORGE WORRALL for the design, development and manufacture of the Worrall geared camera head for motion picture production. [Stage Operations]

1990 (63rd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To BRUCE WILTON and CARLOS ICINKOFF of Mechanical Concepts, Incorporated, for the development of the Mechanical Concepts Optical Printer Platform. [Special Photographic]
To the ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF ARNOLD & RICHTER for the continued design improvements of the Arriflex BL Camera System, culminating in the 35BL-4S model. [Camera]
To the FUJI PHOTO FILM COMPANY, LIMITED, for the development and introduction of the F-Series of color negative films covering the range of film speeds from EI 64 to EI 500. [Film]
To MANFRED G. MICHELSON of Technical Film Systems, Incorporated, for the design and development of the first sprocket-driven film transport system for color print film processors which permits transport speeds in excess of 600 feet per minute. [Laboratory]
To JOHN W. LANG, WALTER HRASTNIK and CHARLES J. WATSON of Bell and Howell Company for the development and manufacture of a modular continuous contact motion picture film printer. [Laboratory]

1980s

1989 (62nd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To JAMES KETCHAM of JSK Engineering, for the excellence in engineering and the broad adaptability of the SDA521B Advance/Retard system for magnetic film sound dubbing. [Sound]
To J. NOXON LEAVITT, for the invention of, and ISTEC, INCORPORATED, for the continuing development of the Wescam Stabilized Camera System. [Camera]
To GEOFFREY H. WILLIAMSON of Wilcam Photo Research, Incorporated, for the design and development, and to ROBERT D. AUGUSTE for the electronic design and development of the Wilcam W-7 200 frames-per-second VistaVision Rotating Mirror Reflex Camera. [Camera]
To J. L. FISHER of J. L. Fisher, Incorporated, for the design and manufacture of a small, mobile motion picture camera platform known as the Fisher Model Ten Dolly. [Camera Cranes]
To KLAUS RESCH for the design, ERICH FITZ and FGV SCHMIDLE & FITZ for the development of the Super Panther MS-180 Camera Dolly. [Camera Cranes]

1988 (61st)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To ROY W. EDWARDS and the ENGINEERING STAFF OF PHOTO-SONICS, INCORPORATED for the design and development of the Photo-Sonics 35mm-4ER High-Speed Motion Picture Camera with Reflex Viewing and Video Assist. [Camera]
To the ARNOLD & RICHTER ENGINEERING STAFF, OTTO BLASCHEK and ARRIFLEX CORPORATION for the concept and engineering of the Arriflex 35-3 Motion Picture Camera. [Camera]
To BILL TONDREAU of Tondreau Systems / to ALVAH MILLER and PAUL JOHNSON of Lynx Robotics / to PETER A. REGLA of Elicon / to DAN SLATER / to BUD ELAM, JOE PARKER and BILL BRYAN of Interactive Motion Control / and to JERRY JEFFRESS, RAY FEENEY, BILL HOLLAND and KRIS BROWN for their individual contributions and the collective advancements they have brought to the motion picture industry in the field of motion control technology. [Special Photographic]

1987 (60th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To WILLI BURTH and KINOTONE CORPORATION for the invention and development of the Non-rewind Platter System for motion picture presentations. [Projection]
To MONTAGE GROUP, LTD. for the development, and to RONALD C. BARKER and CHESTER L. SCHULER for the invention, of the Montage Picture Processor electronic film editing system. [Editorial]
To COLIN F. MOSSMAN and RANK FILM LABORATORIES’ DEVELOPMENT GROUP for creating a fully-automated, film handling system for improving productivity of high speed film processing. [Laboratory]
To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the development of Eastman Color High Speed Daylight Negative Film 5297/7297. [Film]
To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the development of Eastman Color High Speed SA Negative Film 5295 for blue-screen traveling matte photography. [Film]
To FRITZ GABRIEL BAUER for the invention and development of the improved features of the Moviecam Camera System. [Camera]
To ZORAN PERISIC of Courier Films Ltd. for the Zoptic dual-zoom front projection system for visual effects photography. [Special Photographic]
To the CARL ZEISS COMPANY for the design and development of a series of super-speed lenses for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters]

1986 (59th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To BRAN FERREN, CHARLES HARRISON and KENNETH WISNER of Associates and Ferren for the concept and design of an advanced optical printer. [Special Photographic]
To RICHARD BENJAMIN GRANT and RON GRANT of Auricle Control Systems for their invention of the Film Composer’s Time Processor. [Editorial]
To ANTHONY D. BRUNO and JOHN L. BAPTISTA of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Laboratories Incorporated and to MANFRED G. MICHELSON and BRUCE W. KELLER of Technical Film Systems, Incorporated, for the design and engineering of a Continuous-Feed Printer. [Laboratory]
To ROBERT GREENBERG, JOEL HYNEK and EUGENE MAMUT of R/Greenberg Associates, Incorporated, and to DR. ALFRED THUMIM, ELAN LIPSCHITZ and DARRYL A. ARMOUR of the Oxberry Division of Richmark Camera Service, Incorporated, for the design and development of the RGA/Oxberry Compu-Quad Special Effects Optical Printer. [Special Photographic]
To PROFESSOR FRITZ SENNHEISER of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation for the invention of an interference tube directional microphone. [Sound]
To RICHARD EDLUND, GENE WHITEMAN, DAVID GRAFTON, MARK WEST, JERRY JEFFRESS and BOB WILCOX of Boss Film Corporation for the design and development of a Zoom Aerial (ZAP) 65mm Optical Printer. [Special Photographic]
To WILLIAM L. FREDRICK and HAL NEEDHAM for the design and development of the Shotmaker Elite camera car and crane. [Camera Cranes]

1985 (58th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To IMAX SYSTEMS CORPORATION for a method of filming and exhibiting high-fidelity, large-format, wide angle motion pictures. [Systems]
To ERNST NETTMANN of E.F. Nettmann & Associates for the invention, and to EDWARD PHILLIPS and CARLOS DEMATTOS of Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc. for the development, of the Cam-Remote for motion picture photography. [Camera]
To MYRON GORDIN, JOE P. CROOKHAM, JIM DROST and DAVID CROOKHAM of Musco Mobile Lighting, Ltd., for the invention of a method of transporting adjustable, high-intensity luminaires and their application to the motion picture industry. [Lighting]

1984 (57th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To DONALD A. ANDERSON and DIANA REINERS of 3M Company for the development of ‘Cinetrak’ Magnetic Film #350/351 for motion picture sound recording. [Sound]
To BARRY M. STULTZ, RUBEN AVILA and WES KENNEDY of Film Processing Corporation for the development of FPC 200 PB Fullcoat Magnetic Film for motion picture sound recording. [Sound]
To BARRY M. STULTZ, RUBEN AVILA and WES KENNEDY of Film Processing Corporation for the formulation and application of an improved sound track stripe to 70mm motion picture film, and to JOHN MOSELY for the engineering research involved therein. [Sound]
To KENNETH RICHTER of Richter Cine Equipment for the design and engineering of the R-2 Auto-Collimator for examining image quality at the focal plane of motion picture camera lenses. [Lenses and Filters]
To GÜNTHER SCHAIDT and ROSCO LABORATORIES, INCORPORATED, for the development of an improved, non-toxic fluid for creating fog and smoke for motion picture production. [Stage Operations]
To JOHN WHITNEY, JR. and GARY DEMOS of Digital Productions, Incorporated, for the practical simulation of motion picture photography by means of computer-generated images. [Special Photographic]

1983 (56th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To JONATHAN ERLAND and ROGER DORNEY of Apogee, Incorporated, for the engineering and development of a reverse bluescreen traveling matte process for special effects photography. [Special Photographic]
To GERALD L. TURPIN of Lightflex International Limited for the design, engineering and development of an on-camera device providing contrast control, sourceless fill light and special effects for motion picture photography. [Camera]
To GUNNAR P. MICHELSON for the engineering and development of an improved, electronic, high-speed, precision light valve for use in motion picture printing machines. [Laboratory]

1982 (55th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To COLIN F. MOSSMAN and THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GROUP OF RANK FILM LABORATORIES, LONDON, for the engineering and implementation of a 4,000 meter printing system for motion picture laboratories. [Laboratory]
To SANTE ZELLI and SALVATORE ZELLI of Elemack Italia S.r.l., Rome, Italy, for the continuing engineering, design and development that has resulted in the Elemack Camera Dolly System for motion picture production. [Camera Cranes]
To LEONARD CHAPMAN for the engineering design, development and manufacture of the PeeWee Camera Dolly for motion picture production. [Camera Cranes]
To DR. MOHAMMAD S. NOZARI of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company for the research and development of the 3M Photogard protective coating for motion picture film. [Laboratory]
To BRIANNE MURPHY and DONALD SCHISLER of Mitchell Insert Systems, Incorporated, for the concept, design and manufacture of the MISI Camera Insert Car and Process Trailer. [Stage Operations]
To JACOBUS L. DIMMERS for the engineering and manufacture of the Teccon Enterprises’ magnetic transducer for motion picture sound recording and playback. [Sound]

1981 (54th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To NELSON TYLER for the progressive development and improvement of the Tyler Helicopter motion picture camera platform. [Photography]
To LEONARD SOKOLOW for the concept and design and to HOWARD T. LAZARE for the development of the Consolidated Film Industries’ Stroboscan motion picture film viewer. [Laboratory]
To RICHARD EDLUND and INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC, INCORPORATED for the concept and engineering of a beam-splitter optical composite motion picture printer. [Special Photographic]
To RICHARD EDLUND and INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC, INCORPORATED for the engineering of the Empire Motion Picture Camera System. [Camera]
To EDWARD J. BLASKO and DR. RODERICK T. RYAN of the Eastman Kodak Company for the application of the Prostar Microfilm Processor for motion picture title and special optical effects production. [Laboratory]

1980 (53rd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To JEAN-MARIE LAVALOU, ALAIN MASSERON and DAVID SAMUELSON of Samuelson Alga Cinema S.A. and Samuelson Film Service, Limited, for the engineering and development of the Louma Camera Crane and remote control system for motion picture production. [Camera Cranes]
To EDWARD B. KRAUSE of Filmline Corporation for the engineering and manufacture of the micro-demand drive for continuous motion picture film processors. [Laboratory]
To ROSS TAYLOR for the concept and development of a system of air guns for propelling objects used in special effects motion picture production. [Stage Operations]
To DR. BERNHARD KÜHL and DR. WERNER BLOCK of OSRAM GmbH, for the progressive engineering and manufacture of the OSRAM HMI light source for motion picture color photography. [Lighting]
To DAVID A. GRAFTON for the optical design and engineering of a telecentric anamorphic lens for motion picture optical effects printers. [Lenses and Filters]

1970s

1979 (52nd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To NEIMAN-TILLAR ASSOCIATES for the creative development and to MINI-MICRO SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, for the design and engineering of an Automated Computer-Controlled Editing Sound System (ACCESS) for motion picture post-production. [Sound]

1978 (51st)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)

To RAY M. DOLBY, IOAN R. ALLEN, DAVID P. ROBINSON, STEPHEN M. KATZ and PHILIP S. J. BOOLE of Dolby Laboratories, Incorporated, for the development and implementation of an improved Sound Recording and Reproducing System for Motion Picture Production and Exhibition. [Sound]

1977 (50th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To JOSEPH D. KELLY, EMORY M. COHEN, BARRY K. HENLEY, HAMMOND H. HOLT and JOHN AGALSOFF of Glen Glenn Sound for the concept and development of a Post-production Audio Processing System for Motion Picture Films. [Sound]
To PANAVISION, INCORPORATED, for the concept and engineering of the improvements incorporated in the Panaflex Motion Picture Camera. [Camera]
To N. PAUL KENWORTHY, JR. and WILLIAM R. LATADY for the invention and development of the Kenworthy Snorkel Camera System for motion picture photography. [Camera]
To JOHN C. DYKSTRA for the development of a facility uniquely oriented toward visual effects photography, and to ALVAH J. MILLER and JERRY JEFFRESS for the engineering of the Electronic Motion Control System used in concert for multiple exposure visual effects motion picture photography. [Systems]
To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the development and introduction of a new duplicating film for motion pictures. [Film]
To STEFAN KUDELSKI of Nagra Magnetic Recorders, Incorporated, for the engineering of the improvements incorporated in the Nagra 4.2L sound recorder for motion picture production. [Sound]

1976 (49th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To CONSOLIDATED FILM INDUSTRIES and the BARNEBEY-CHENEY COMPANY for the development of a system for the recovery of film-cleaning solvent vapors in a motion picture laboratory. [Laboratory]
To WILLIAM L. GRAHAM, MANFRED G. MICHELSON, GEOFFREY F. NORMAN and SIEGFRIED SEIBERT of Technicolor for the development and engineering of a Continuous, High-Speed, Color Motion Picture Printing System. [Laboratory]

1975 (48th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To CHADWELL O’CONNOR of the O’Connor Engineering Laboratories for the concept and engineering of a fluid-damped camera-head for motion picture photography. [Stage Operations]
To WILLIAM F. MINER of Universal City Studios, Inc. and the WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION for the development and engineering of a solid-state, 500 kilowatt, direct-current static rectifier for motion picture lighting. [Lighting]

1974 (47th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To JOSEPH D. KELLY of Glen Glenn Sound for the design of new audio control consoles which have advanced the state of the art of sound recording and rerecording for motion picture production. [Sound]
To THE BURBANK STUDIOS SOUND DEPARTMENT for the design of new audio control consoles engineered and constructed by the Quad-Eight Sound Corporation. [Sound]
To SAMUEL GOLDWYN STUDIOS SOUND DEPARTMENT for the design of a new audio control console engineered and constructed by the Quad-Eight Sound Corporation. [Sound]
To QUAD-EIGHT SOUND CORPORATION for the engineering and construction of new audio control consoles designed by The Burbank Studios Sound Department and by the Samuel Goldwyn Studios Sound Department. [Sound]
To WALDON O. WATSON, RICHARD J. STUMPF, ROBERT J. LEONARD and the UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS SOUND DEPARTMENT for the development and engineering of the Sensurround System for motion picture presentation. [Sound]

1973 (46th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To JOACHIM GERB and ERICH KASTNER of The Arnold and Richter Company for the development and engineering of the Arriflex 35BL motion picture camera. [Camera]
To MAGNA-TECH ELECTRONIC CO., INC. for the engineering and development of a high-speed re-recording system for motion picture production. [Sound]
To WILLIAM W. VALLIANT of PSC Technology Inc., HOWARD F. OTT of Eastman Kodak Company, and GERRY DIEBOLD of The Richmark Camera Service Inc. for the development of a liquid-gate system for motion-picture printers. [Laboratory]
To HAROLD A. SCHEIB, CLIFFORD H. ELLIS and ROGER W. BANKS of Research Products Incorporated for the concept and engineering of the Model 2101 optical printer for motion picture optical effects. [Laboratory]

1972 (45th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To JOSEPH E. BLUTH for research and development in the field of electronic photography and transfer of video tape to motion picture film. [Laboratory]
To EDWARD H. REICHARD and HOWARD T. LA ZARE of Consolidated Film Industries, and EDWARD EFRON of IBM for the engineering of a computerized light valve monitoring system for motion picture printing. [Laboratory]
To PANAVISION, INCORPORATED, for the development and engineering of the Panaflex motion picture camera. [Camera]

1971 (44th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To JOHN N. WILKINSON of Optical Radiation Corporation for the development and engineering of a system of xenon arc lamphouses for motion picture projection. [Lighting]

1970 (43rd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To LEONARD SOKOLOW and EDWARD H. REICHARD of Consolidated Film Industries for the concept and engineering of the Color Proofing Printer for motion pictures. [Laboratory]

1960s

1969 (42nd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To HAZELTINE CORPORATION for the design and development of the Hazeltine Color Film Analyzer. [Laboratory]
To FOUAD SAID for the design and introduction of the Cinemobile series of equipment trucks for location motion picture production. [Stage Operations]
To JUAN DE LA CIERVA and DYNASCIENCES CORPORATION for the design and development of the Dynalens optical image motion compensator. [Photography]

1968 (41st)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To DONALD W. NORWOOD for the design and development of the Norwood Photographic Exposure Meters. [Photography]
To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY and PRODUCERS SERVICE COMPANY for the development of a new high-speed step-optical reduction printer. [Laboratory]
To EDMUND M. DIGIULIO, NIELS G. PETERSEN and NORMAN S. HUGHES of the Cinema Product Development Company for the design and application of a conversion which makes available the reflex viewing system for motion picture cameras. [Camera]
To OPTICAL COATING LABORATORIES, INC. for the development of an improved anti-reflection coating for photographic and projection lens systems. [Lenses and Filters]
To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the introduction of a new high speed motion picture color negative film. [Film]
To PANAVISION, INCORPORATED, for the conception, design and introduction of a 65mm hand-held motion picture camera. [Camera]
To TODD-AO and MITCHELL CAMERA COMPANY for the design and engineering of the Todd-AO hand-held motion picture camera. [Camera]

1966 (39th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To MITCHELL CAMERA CORPORATION for the design and development of the Mitchell Mark II 35mm Portable Motion Picture Reflex Camera. [Camera]
To ARNOLD & RICHTER KG for the design and development of the Arriflex 35mm Portable Motion Picture Reflex Camera. [Camera]

1965 (38th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To ARTHUR J. HATCH of the Strong Electric Corporation subsidiary of General Precision Equipment Corporation, for the design and development of an Air Blown Carbon Arc Projection Lamp. [Lighting]
To STEFAN KUDELSKI for the design and development of the Nagra portable 1/4 inch tape recording system for motion picture sound recording. [Sound]

1964 (37th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To SIDNEY P. SOLOW, EDWARD H. REICHARD, CARL W. HAUGE and JOB SANDERSON of Consolidated Film Industries for the design and development of a versatile Automatic 35mm Composite Color Printer. [Laboratory]
To PIERRE ANGENIEUX for the development of a ten-to-one Zoom Lens for cinematography. [Lenses and Filters]

1962 (35th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To RALPH CHAPMAN for the design and development of an advanced motion picture camera crane. [Camera Cranes]
To ALBERT S. PRATT, JAMES L. WASSELL and HANS C. WOHLRAB of the Professional Equipment Divison of Bell & Howell Co., for the design and development of a new and improved automatic motion picture additive color printer. [Laboratory]
To NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS CO., INC., for the design and engineering of the Norelco Universal 70/35mm motion picture projector. [Projection]
To CHARLES E. SUTTER, WILLIAM BRYSON SMITH and LOUIS C. KENNELL of Paramount Pictures Corp. for the engineering and application to motion picture production of a new system of electric power distribution. [Lighting]

1961 (34th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To SYLVANIA ELECTRIC PRODUCTS, INC., for the development of a hand held high-power photographic lighting unit known as the Sun Gun Professional. [Lighting]
To JAMES DALE, S. WILSON, H.E. RICE, JOHN RUDE, LAURIE ATKIN, WADSWORTH E. POHL, H. PEASGOOD and TECHNICOLOR CORP. for a process of automatic selective printing. [Laboratory]
To 20TH CENTURY-FOX RESEARCH DEPARTMENT, under the direction of E.I. SPONABLE and HERBERT E. BRAGG, and DELUXE LABORATORIES, INC., with the assistance of F.D. LESLIE, R.D. WHITMORE, A.A. ALDEN, ENDEL POOL and JAMES B. GORDON for a system of decompressing and recomposing CinemaScope pictures for conventional aspect ratios. [Laboratory]

1960 (33rd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To AMPEX PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS CO. for the production of a well-engineered multi-purpose sound system combining high standards of quality with convenience of control, dependable operation and simplified emergency provisions. [Sound]

1950s

1959 (32nd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To DOUGLAS G. SHEARER of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., and ROBERT E. GOTTSCHALK and JOHN R. MOORE of Panavision, Inc., for the development of a system of producing and exhibiting wide-film motion pictures known as Camera 65. [Systems]
To WADSWORTH E. POHL, WILLIAM EVANS, WERNER HOPF, S.E. HOWSE, THOMAS P. DIXON, STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE and TECHNICOLOR CORP., for the design and development of the Technicolor Electronic Printing Timer. [Laboratory]
To WADSWORTH E. POHL, JACK ALFORD, HENRY IMUS, JOSEPH SCHMIT, PAUL FASSNACHT, AL LOFQUIST and TECHNICOLOR CORP., for the development and practical application of equipment for wet printing. [Laboratory]
To DR. HOWARD S. COLEMAN, DR. A. FRANCIS TURNER, HAROLD H. SCHROEDER, JAMES R. BENFORD and HAROLD E. ROSENBERGER of the Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. for the design and development of the Balcold Projection Mirror. [Projection]
To ROBERT P. GUTTERMAN of General Kinetics, Inc., and LIPSNER-SMITH CORP. for the design and development of the CF-2 Ultra-sonic Film Cleaner. [Laboratory]

1958 (31st)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To DON W. PRIDEAUX, LEROY G. LEIGHTON and the LAMP DIVISION OF GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. for the development and production of an improved 10 kilowatt lamp for motion picture set lighting. [Lighting]
To PANAVISION, INC., for the design and development of the Auto Panatar anamorphic photographic lens for 35mm CinemaScope photography. [Lenses and Filters]

1957 (30th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To the SOCIÉTÉ D’OPTIQUE ET DE MECANIQUE DE HAUTE PRECISION for the development of a high speed vari-focal photographic lens. [Lenses and Filters]
To HARLAN L. BAUMBACH, LORAND WARGO, HOWARD M. LITTLE and the UNICORN ENGINEERING CORP. for the development of an Automatic Printer Light Selector. [Laboratory]

1955 (28th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To the EASTMAN KODAK CO. for Eastman Tri-X Panchromatic Negative Film. [Film]
To FARCIOT EDOUART, HAL CORL and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO TRANSPARENCY DEPARTMENT for the engineering and development of a double-frame, triple-head background projector. [Special Photographic]

1953 (26th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To REEVES SOUNDCRAFT CORPORATION for their development of a process of applying stripes of magnetic oxide to motion picture film for sound recording and reproduction. [Sound]

1952 (25th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To TECHNICOLOR MOTION PICTURE CORPORATION for an improved method of color motion picture photography under incandescent light. [Photography]

1951 (24th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To GORDON JENNINGS, S. L. STANCLIFFE and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC and ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS for the design, construction and application of a servo-operated recording and repeating device. [Special Photographic]
To OLIN L. DUPY of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio for the design, construction and application of a motion picture reproducing system. [Special Photographic]
To RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA, VICTOR DIVISION, for pioneering direct positive recording with anticipatory noise reduction. [Sound]

1950 (23rd)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To JAMES B. GORDON and the 20TH CENTURY-FOX STUDIO CAMERA DEPARTMENT for the design and development of a multiple image film viewer. [Laboratory]
To JOHN PAUL LIVADARY, FLOYD CAMPBELL, L. W. RUSSELL and the COLUMBIA STUDIO SOUND DEPARTMENT for the development of a multi-track magnetic re-recording system. [Sound]
To LOREN L. RYDER and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO SOUND DEPARTMENT for the first studio-wide application of magnetic sound recording to motion picture production. [Sound]

1940s

1948 (21st)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To VICTOR CACCIALANZA, MAURICE AYERS and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO SET CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT for the development and application of ‘Paralite,’ a new lightweight plaster process for set construction. [Props]
To NICK KALTEN, LOUIS J. WITTE and the 20TH CENTURY-FOX STUDIO MECHANICAL EFFECTS DEPARTMENT for a process of preserving and flame-proofing foliage. [Props]

1947 (20th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To C. C. DAVIS and ELECTRICAL RESEARCH PRODUCTS DIVISION OF WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY for the development and application of an improved film drive filter mechanism. [Projection]
To C. R. DAILY and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO FILM LABORATORY, STILL and ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS for the development and first practical application to motion picture and still photography of a method of increasing film speed as first suggested to the industry by E. I. duPont de Nemours & Company. [Laboratory]

1944 (17th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To STEPHEN DUNN and the RKO RADIO STUDIO SOUND DEPARTMENT and RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA for the design and development of the electronic compressor-limiter. [Sound]

1943 (16th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To FARCIOT EDOUART, EARLE MORGAN, BARTON THOMPSON and the PARAMOUNT STUDIO ENGINEERING and TRANSPARENCY DEPARTMENTS for the development and practical application to motion picture production of a method of duplicating and enlarging natural color photographs, transferring the image emulsions to glass plates and projecting these slides by especially designed stereopticon equipment. [Special Photographic]
To PHOTO PRODUCTS DEPARTMENT, E. I. duPONT de NEMOURS AND CO., INC. for the development of fine-grain motion picture films. [Film]

1942 (15th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To CARROLL CLARK, F. THOMAS THOMPSON and the RKO RADIO STUDIO ART and MINIATURE DEPARTMENTS for the design and construction of a moving cloud and horizon machine. [Stage Operations]
To DANIEL B. CLARK and the 20TH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORP. for the development of a lens calibration system and the application of this system to exposure control in cinematography. [Lenses and Filters]

1941 (14th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To ELECTRICAL RESEARCH PRODUCTS DIVISION OF WESTERN ELECTRIC CO., INC., for the development of the precision integrating sphere densitometer. [Laboratory]
To RCA MANUFACTURING COMPANY for the design and development of the MI-3043 Uni-directional microphone. [Sound]

1930s

1937 (10th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS, LTD. for the design and application to production of the Multi-Plane Camera. [Cartoon Process]
To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for two fine-grain duplicating film stocks. [Film]
To FARCIOT EDOUART and PARAMOUNT PICTURES, INC. for the development of the Paramount dual screen transparency camera setup. [Special Photographic]
To DOUGLAS SHEARER and the METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIO SOUND DEPARTMENT for a method of varying the scanning width of variable density sound tracks (squeeze tracks) for the purpose of obtaining an increased amount of noise reduction. [Sound]

1936 (9th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To E. C. WENTE and the BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES for their multi-cellular high-frequency horn and receiver. [Sound]
To RCA MANUFACTURING CO., INC., for their rotary stabilizer sound head. [Sound]

1935 (8th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To AGFA ANSCO CORPORATION for their development of the Agfa infra-red film. [Film]
To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for their development of the Eastman Pola-Screen. [Lenses and Filters]

1934 (7th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To ELECTRICAL RESEARCH PRODUCTS, INC. for their development of the Vertical Cut Disc Method of recording sound for motion pictures (hill and dale recording). [Sound]

1932/33 (6th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To ELECTRICAL RESEARCH PRODUCTS, INC. for their wide range recording and reporducing system. [Sound]
To RCA-VICTOR COMPANY, INC. for their high-fidelity recording and reproducing system. [Sound]

1931/32 (5th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To TECHNICOLOR MOTION PICTURE CORP. for its color cartoon process. [Cartoon Process]

1930/31 (4th)

SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Class II)

To FOX FILM CORP. for effective use of synchro-projection composite photography. [Sound]

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