The International 3D Society, established to advance the art and technologies of stereoscopic 3D content and its innovators, today announced the 2010 recipients of its prestigious Lumiere™ Award. Recognizing the most important recent accomplishments within the stereoscopic 3D medium, the Lumiere™ Award will be formally presented during the 3D Technology Awards on Oct. 19 at Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The Lumiere™ Award is the highest honor of its kind, with winners being selected by the membership of the International 3D Society and a blue ribbon panel of stereoscopic 3D experts. The inaugural program will recognize individuals and organizations that had the most significant impact on the advancement of the medium from Jan. 1, 1980 through Dec. 31, 2009:
Sassoon Film Design
Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Walt Disney Studios
“Recent advances in stereoscopic 3D are revolutionizing the entertainment industry, and we are proud to acknowledge the medium’s most innovative pioneers,” said 3D Awards Committee Co-Chair and Oculus3D President Lenny Lipton. “The groundbreaking work of these companies and professionals will influence motion picture storytelling for generations to come.”
3ality Digital will be honored for its Stereo Image Processor (SIP) technology; Autodesk for its “Maya®” 3D visual effects software technology; Dolby Laboratories for its “Dolby 3D” system; Steve Hines and The Walt Disney Studios for their “Disney Dual Camera Rig”; In-Three for its “Dimensionalization®” technology; MasterImage 3D for its “Digital 3D Cinema System”; Nvidia for its “3D Vision™” technology; Quantel for its “Pablo” 3D color correction and finishing system; Sassoon Film Design for its “2D to 3D Conversion” technology; Sony Pictures Imageworks for its “3D Pipeline”; The Walt Disney Studios for its “3D Pipeline;” and XpanD for its “Active 3D Cinema System.”
The International 3D Society Gold Award recipients also were announced today. There are three technologies being honored for their contribution to recent advances in stereoscopic 3D technologies: Colernial Robert Bernier for his “Optics” technology; IMAX for its “Solido Dual Strip 3D Camera” technology; and IRIDAS for its “Dual Stream” technology.
The 3D Technology Awards Show will feature MasterImage digital 3D cinema system technology and passive glasses as well as NEC projectors and equipment. For more Awards information please visit www.international3dsociety.com/techawardsparticipation.html.
XpanD and Panasonic are Platinum Sponsors of the 3D Technology Awards Show. NEC Display Solutions is a Gold Sponsor; Nvidia and Quantel are Silver Sponsors. International 3D Society underwriters include Signature Sponsor XpanD and Founding Sponsors MasterImage 3D, Panasonic Hollywood Lab, The Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Dolby Laboratories and IMAX; and Member Sponsors Discovery Communications, Autodesk and DirecTV.