The light they designed simulates sunlight better than any other light in the business. Not only is the quality of the light a near-perfect match for sunlight, but the light is so intense that at 30 feet, it still casts a beam three times more powerful than any recorded sunlight. "It establishes an entirely new area of fixtures, because it's a combination of the two conventional systems," said Müller. "It's a new standard." Michael Bauman
As with every year, a tuxedoed crowd huddles in the dark to honor the luminaries of the film world with Academy Awards. However, this ceremony didn’t feature Hugh Jackman’s dancing or Queen Latifah’s singing. No, this time we’re talking about the Science and Technology Oscars. And even though the SciTech Oscars only got a brief mention during Sunday’s larger ceremony, Popsci.com dives deep into the achievement of the scientists who make the movies possible.
While last year’s SciTech Oscars awarded general advances in fluid simulations, this year’s awards primarily honored two men, Ed Catmull and Mark Kimball, who’s years of service changed feature length animation forever.
Click on the slide show to see more about Catmull and Kimball’s achievements, along with the rest award winners. And sorry, no pictures of this year’s host Jessica Biel. Let’s focus on the science, shall we?