Patrick Stewart presents Technical Achievement Awards to Alex Powell for his contribution to the design and engineering, to Jason Reisig for his contribution to the interaction design, and to Martin Watt and Alex Wells for their contributions to the high-performance execution engine of the Premo character animation system at DreamWorks Animation.


Patrick Stewart presents the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Jonathan Erland, whose technological contributions have made an extraordinary and lasting impact on the motion picture industry.


Patrick Stewart presents an Academy Award of Merit to Mark Elendt and Side Effects Software for the creation and development of the Houdini visual effects and animation system. Kim Davidson and Mark Elendt accept the award.


Patrick Stewart presents Scientific and Engineering Awards 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.


Patrick Stewart presents Scientific and Engineering Awards 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


Patrick Stewart presents Technical Achievement Awards to Rob Jensen for the foundational design and continued development, to Thomas Hahn for the animation toolset, and to George ElKoura, Adam Woodbury and Dirk Van Gelder for the high-performance execution engine of the Presto Animation System at Pixar Animation Studios.


Academy Award recipient and chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee Ray Feeney introduces host Patrick Stewart at the Scientific & Technical Awards.


Patrick Stewart presents Technical Achievement Awards to Alex Powell for his contribution to the design and engineering, to Jason Reisig for his contribution to the interaction design, and to Martin Watt and Alex Wells for their contributions to the high-performance execution engine of the Premo character animation system at DreamWorks Animation.


Academy President John Bailey opens the Scientific & Technical Awards on February 10, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire.


Patrick Stewart presents Technical Achievement Awards to Joe Mancewicz, Matt Derksen and Hans Rijpkema for the design, architecture and implementation of the Rhythm & Hues Construction Kit rigging system.


Patrick Stewart presents Scientific and Engineering Awards to John Coyle, Brad Hurndell, Vikas Sathaye and Shane Buckham for the concept, design, engineering and implementation of the Shotover K1 Camera System.


Patrick Stewart opens SciTech Awards and presents awards to Jason Smith and Jeff White for the original design, and to Rachel Rose and Mike Jutan for the architecture and engineering, of the BlockParty procedural rigging system at Industrial Light & Magic.


Patrick Stewart presents Scientific and Engineering Awards to Bill Spitzak and Jonathan Egstad for the visionary design, development and stewardship of the Nuke compositing system, and to Abigail Brady, Jon Wadelton and Jerry Huxtable for their significant contributions to the architecture and extensibility of the Nuke compositing system.


This year’s Oscar nominees assemble for the annual class photo.


Zoe Saldana demonstrates the art and craft of sound.

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