Stephan Schenk, Managing Director – alongside Walter Trauninger – of ARRI Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG and responsible for the Business Unit Camera Systems, says: “We are thankful for all the feedback that we received from cinematographers and other members of the film industry globally. This helped us tremendously with constantly improving the ALEXA range over the last seven years. We are very pleased that, besides the technological aspects, our close cooperation with the industry and the resulting high market penetration have been honored by the Academy.”
Ray Feeney, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee, comments: “This year we are particularly pleased to be able to honor not only a wide range of new technologies, but also the pioneering digital cinema cameras that helped facilitate the widespread conversion to electronic image capture for motion picture production. With their outstanding, innovative work, these technologists, engineers and inventors have significantly expanded filmmakers' creative choices for moving image storytelling.”
Unlike the televised Academy Awards®, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards do not need to have been developed and introduced during the previous year. Rather, they must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the whole film industry.
Pictures: Courtesy of AMPAS (1), ARRI (3)