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Celebrating Art and Science

Top (from left):
Michael Fecik,
ASC associate Steven
Tiffen and Jeff Cohen
accept an Academy
Award of
Commendation for the
development of dyebased filters that reduce
IR contamination when
neutral-density filters
are used with digital
cameras. Bottom (from
left): André de Winter
and ASC associate Iain
Neil accept the Scientific
and Engineering Award
for the respective
mechanical and optical
design of the Leica
Summilux-C series
of lenses.

Scientific and Engineering Award
(Academy Plaque) was given to Brad
Walker, D. Scott Dewald, Bill
Werner, Greg Pettitt and Frank
Poradish, for their contributions
furthering the design and refinement of
the DLP Cinema projection technology. Finally, one of the evening's highest
honors went to Larry Hornbeck, who
received an Academy Award of Merit
(Oscar Statuette) for the invention of
digital micromirror technology as used
in DLP Cinema projection. The Digital
Micromirror Device (DMD) is the core
technology that has enabled Texas
Instruments' DLP Cinema projection
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to become the standard of the motionpicture industry.
During his speech, Hornbeck
recalled, "My father, with only an
eighth-grade education, by his example,
taught me to ask the question 'why,' and
to go out and find the answer - an
incredible experience for a young child
who was naturally curious. It's
extremely gratifying to work for a
company that allows its employees to
bring their passion and creativity to life
- and in this case to bring it to life on
the big screen! I humbly accept this
award on behalf of any engineer who
has had a dream and to the more than
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30,000 TI employees from around the
world. Texas Instruments and its
creative engineers are a wonderful
family."
The Academy's Gordon E.
Sawyer Award is presented to an individual whose technological contributions have brought credit to the motion
picture industry. This year's honor went
to David W. Gray, Dolby's vice president of global services and industry relations. Gray had previously been
awarded the Academy's John A. Bonner
Medal of Commendation in 1998.
The Sawyer Award was
presented by Academy President
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who said, "One of
the primary missions of the Academy is
to honor individuals who played a
pivotal role in developing technology
that shaped the way we experience
movies. Few people have had as much
impact on cinema sound as David
Winchester Gray. Today we take for
granted that movies will sound the same
from dubbing stage to dubbing stage,
from dubbing stage to theater, and from
one exhibition chain to another. That
was not always true. Thanks to David, it
is now."
Taking the podium and accepting
his award, Gray noted, "I am so proud
to not only receive the Gordon E.
Sawyer Award, but to be in the same
crowd as the [other Sci-Tech Award
honorees]. I'm in awe and I'm incredibly
humbled. I want to thank the late John
Bonner for showing and teaching me
the whys and wherefores of the industry.
Technologically speaking he was a great
mentor. He is also the one who sponsored me and encouraged me to get
involved in the Academy.
"My sentiment is simply a love
for our industry and, more specifically, a
love for sound in motion pictures," Gray
concluded. "Our industry is such an
incredible, unique marriage of the arts
and sciences, epitomized by events like
this, and I am amazed every day by that
union. For me, I doubt that I will ever be
more proud than I am right now, and I
probably won't ever be as excited!"



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