Five Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers members have been recognized with awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk’s media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards.
Ömheten has won The Guldbagge Award, Sweden's equivalent of the Oscars, for Best Cinematography. Director of photography Petrus Sjövik accepted the award.
The Big Sky Film Institute has announced that the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now a qualifying event for the Academy’s Documentary Short Subject Award. Films that win BSDFF’s Short and Mini-Doc categories are now eligible to compete for an Oscar.
Academy Award nominees from the United Kingdom will be honored at the 2014 Great British Film Reception in Los Angeles. The February 28 reception celebrates the UK’s creative accomplishments in film and will be hosted by the British Consul General Chris O’Connor OBE and Oscar nominee Steve McQueen CBE, in partnership with the British Film Commission and event sponsors Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Atlantic.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will include a special tribute to the late American inventor Ray Dolby, recognized around the world for developing groundbreaking audio technologies, during its 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards February 16 in Los Angeles. Also at the ceremony George Lucas will present the 2014 MPSE Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, director of sound design at Skywalker Sound.
Award-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
"John Wells is an extraordinary talent whose long career has exposed the world to superlative cinematography across a wide array of features and television," said ASC president Richard Crudo.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in all categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past years most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
Jeremy Selan, Sony Pictures Imageworks’ imaging supervisor will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing the open source color management framework OpenColorIO.
The American Society of Cinematographers has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement.