Doug Trumbull Gets an OSCAR
Academy to Honor Douglas Trumbull With
Gordon E. Sawyer Award
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Written by: The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences||Date:
Beverly Hills, CA (January 11, 2012) – The
Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has
voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to
Douglas Trumbull, a visionary filmmaker
who has worked as a designer, director, inventor and entrepreneur, for his
lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the motion picture
The award, an Oscar® statuette, will be presented to Trumbull at the
Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 11, at
the Beverly Wilshire.
Trumbull has distinguished himself as a visual effects pioneer with major
contributions to such films as
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
"The Andromeda Strain," "Silent Running,"
“Close Encounters of the
Third Kind”, "Star Trek – The Motion Picture,"
and "Tree of Life".
In the course of his work, Trumbull created, developed or improved numerous
filmmaking techniques and tools. These include slit-scan photography,
process photography, miniature compositing, interpositive matte painting,
large-format filming, high frame rate photography and projection,
synchronized multiscale filming, motion control photography, virtual reality
systems, interactive motion simulators and digital cinema. He has been
awarded more than a dozen related patents.
In 1975 Trumbull founded Future General Corporation, a research and special
effects house that not only served as a training ground for many leading
filmmakers and visual effects artists, but fostered several related
companies as well.
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Trumbull has earned three Academy Award®
nominations for Visual Effects and received a Scientific and Engineering
Award in 1992 as part of the design team for the CP-65
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Established in 1981, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award is presented to "an
individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions
have brought credit to the industry." Trumbull will be the 23rd recipient of
Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation will be
included in the Oscar ceremony.
Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented
on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®,
and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation
also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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