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15 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 80th Academy Awards®


Beverly Hills, CA — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to submit their achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is Thursday, September 20.

The committee has selected the following methods or devices for further consideration:

Prosthetic Transfer; Tinsley Transfers

Stunt Fire Safety Gel; Fire for Hire

Pressure Sensor Actuator; Precision Stunt Specialists

Tiny Fogger; Look Solutions

Schneider 35mm Image Quality Projection Test Film (CLT-1, CLT-2000, CLT-006); Schneider Optics, Inc.

Kodak Vision2 Color Negative Films; Eastman Kodak Company

Diagnosis and Remediation of High Speed Emulsion Stress Syndrome; Composite Components Company

Joker-Bug – Compact Versatile HMI Lighting Fixtures; K 5600, Inc.

Realflow (V.4); Next Limit Technologies

Industrial Light & Magic Water System; ILM

FSIM-Fluid Simulation Pipeline at Digital Domain; Digital Domain

The Sandstorm Software System; Sony Pictures Imageworks

Houdini’s Unified Dynamics Simulation Environments (DOPS); Side Effects Software, Inc.

Technicolor Digital Printer Lights; Technicolor

Skater Dolly Products Family; P+S Technik GmbH

After thorough investigations are conducted on each of the entries, the committee will meet in early December to vote on recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors, which will make the final awards decisions.

The Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 9, 2008. For more information, contact Awards Administration Director Rich Miller at 310-247-3000, ext. 129, or via e-mail at


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