For the song "Beautiful Maria of My Soul"
In recognition of his cinematic accomplishments that have thrilled and entertained worldwide audiences.
In appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
For the concept and engineering of the fluid-damped camera-head for motion picture photography.
For development of "RenderMan" software providing the means to digitally create scenes or elements that may be composited with other footage.
For the design (Wiedemann/Orban) and the development, of the Dolby
For the design and development of the Bates Decelerator System, which provides a means for significantly increasing the safety of very high stunt falls.
For camera design (Mayer), the optical design (Kraemer/Spirawski), the opto-mechanical design (Eslick) and the technical support (Earl) in developing the Panavision System 65 Studio Sync Sound Reflex Camera for 65mm motion picture photography.
For concept, (Trumball), the movement design (Williamson), the electronic design (Auguste) and the camera system (DiGuilio) of the CP-65 Showscan Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography (first modern 65mm camera developed in 25 years).
Otto Blaschek(Arriflex Corp., Engineering department of ARRI, Austria)
For the design and development of the Arriflex 765 Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography.
Ira Tiffen (Tiffen Manufacturing)
For production of the Ultra Contrast Filter Series for motion picture photography, which provides a graded range of contrast reduction filters with excellent consistency over the entire frame area.
Robert R. Burton(Audio Rents Inc.)
For development of the Model S-27 4-Band Splitter/Combiner, a method of processing soundtrack by allowing the sound mixer to work on separate bands of the audio spectrum.
For optical design (Neil) and mechanical design (Fudano) of the Panavision Slant Focus Lens, which allows for the focus plane to be tipped and rotated so that near and far objects can be simultaneously brought into focus.
For the original concept and pioneering work (Brigham) and development and first implementation in feature motion pictures of the MORF system for digital metamorphosis of high resolution images. The MORF system made practical the creation of metamorphosis