Friday, January 07, 2005


Academy to fete bluescreen whiz Widmer

Arthur Widmer, a motion picture pioneer who helped usher in Ultra Violet and bluescreen compositing processes, EDITOR'S NOTE: SO NOW WE KNOW WHO TO BLAME. will receive an award of commendation for lifetime achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Widmer will be honored at the Academy Awards of Scientific and Technical Achievement dinner, which precedes the Oscar ceremony by two weeks. "Art's pioneering work has had a profound impact on the film industry," said Richard Edlund, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. "In fact, many of the films we hold dear would not have been possible without his contributions to image compositing technology."


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