Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is celebrating two new Scientific and Technical Awards this year. Announced with 17 other recipients, the ILM winners are:
Alejandro Arango, Gary Martinez, Robert Derry and Glenn Derry for the system design, ergonomics, engineering and workflow integration of the widely adopted Technoprops head-mounted camera system.
The Technoprops head-mounted camera system, with its modular and production-proven construction, supports consistent face alignment with improved actor comfort, while at the same time permitting quick reconfiguration and minimizing downtime. This system enables repeatable, accurate and unobstructed capture of an actor’s facial movements.
Stephen Bowline for the ILM HairCraft Dynamics System.
The ILM HairCraft Dynamics System has a physically robust hair-dynamics model that simulates hair by embedding curves in tetrahedral mesh volumes. Its unique spring-based control system has helped ILM artists create a wide range of photorealistic digital characters and digital stunt doubles.
This year the presentation ceremony will be livestreamed on the Oscars website starting at 1pm Pacific Time on Saturday February 13. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will be among the speakers.
Congratulations to the recipients at ILM!
Click here to learn more about the Sci-Tech Awards and the livestream.