The Academy to investigate nine distinct scientific and technical areas

Hair simulation, facial capture, audio repair and more

Nine distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. These investigations are made public so that individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.

Chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Comittee Doug Roble during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards

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The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas: professional desktop monitors with self-calibration; head-mounted facial acquisition systems; wireless video transmission systems used in motion picture production; frameworks enabling high-performance ray-geometry intersections; hair simulation toolsets; audio repair and restoration software for motion pictures; automatic dialog post-synchronization systems; costume, prop, hair and makeup tracking and inventory communication tools for physical production; post-production tracking and scheduling systems.

The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, September 17, at 5 p.m. PT. After thorough investigations are conducted in each of the technology categories, the committee will meet in the spring to vote on recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors, which will make the final awards decisions. The Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

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