"The Oscars are just around the corner, and everyone’s speculating on who will win what. But you might not know that this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has already announced some special honors bestowed this year for scientific and technical achievements.
The winners will be honored at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on February 9th, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Among the Scientific and Engineering Award honorees are Imagineer Systems‘ Philip McLauchlan, Allan Jaenicke, John–Paul Smith and Ross Shain, who are being recognized for creating themocha
planar tracking and rotoscoping software.
I had a chance to speak with Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer for Imagineer Systems, about the Academy’s recognition, the software, and the films using planar tracking."
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by contributing writer, Mark Hughs on Forbes.com