Oscar 2007: Scientific and Technical Achievements

September 7, 2007–The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) 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
Houdinis 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.