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Science And Technical Oscars Awarded

March 18, 1985

Winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' scientific and technical awards were announced Sunday at the Beverly Hilton.

Those honored for scientific-engineering achievement include Donald Anderson and Diana Reiners of 3M for Cinetrak magnetic film for sound recording; Barry Stultz, Ruben Avila and Wes Kennedy of Film Processing Corp. for Fullcoat magnetic film for sound recording, and Stultz, Avila, Kennedy and John Mosely for an improved sound-track stripe for 70-mm film.

John Whitney Jr. and Gary Demos of Digital Productions will receive scientific-engineering achievement awards for their process of simulating film photography with computer-generated images, used in "The Last Starfighter." Also selected: Kenneth Richter of Richter Cine Equipment for the Auto-Collimator, an image enhancement device, and Gunther Schaidt and Rosco Laboratories for a non-toxic liquid for artificial fog and smoke.

Winners of technical achievement awards:

Nat Tiffen of Tiffen Manufacturing Corp. for new color filters for photography; Donald Trumbull, Jonathan Erland, Stephen Fog and Paul Burk of Apogee Inc. for a projector for matte composite photography; Erland and Robert Bealmear of Apogee Inc. for new front projection screens; and Howard J. Preston of Preston Cinema Systems for a speed-control device for automatic exposure photography.

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