The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have handed out 17 Academy certificates and plaques, and this year sees Lucasfilm recieve two Technical Achievement Awards Academy Certificates for the Technoprops head-mounted camera system and for HairCraft, their hair dynamics system.

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.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award recipient Kathleen Kennedy will front a segment during the 13th February ceremony highlighting the achievements of women working in the science and technology of filmmaking


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