International 3D Society calls entries for 3D Technology Awards


MUMBAI: The International 3D Society is now accepting nominations for its Stereoscopic 3D Technology Awards to be held 5 October, 2010 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.


The 3D Technology Awards honor technological achievement in the stereoscopic medium — mainly cinema, television, special venue, themed attractions, video games, PC and other media. The Society announced today that it is accepting entries from the 3D professional community to be voted upon by a blue-ribbon 3D Technology Awards panel.


The first 3D Technology Awards of its kind, the program will recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on the advancement of stereoscopic arts and technologies from 1 January, 1980 through 31 December, 2009.


"The International 3D Society is seeking to honor the contributions of engineers, scientists, and inventors who have helped to create the stereoscopic medium. We are interested in calling attention to work that has been done in the recent past to advance the technology of the 3D moving image," said 3D Awards Committee co-chair and Oculus 3D president Lenny Lipton.


Sony 3D Technology Center society chair and senior vice president Buzz Hays added, "For those of us who have worked in 3D, it is nice to see our colleagues recognized with awards presented by their peers."


"All of us working in this exciting 3D environment today realize we are standing on the shoulders of giants who created the very technologies which make stereoscopic 3D possible," said International 3D Society president Jim Chabin.


The organization is a professional community dedicated to advancing the arts and technologies of Stereoscopic 3D.


The 3D Technology Awards Show will feature MasterImage3D passive glasses and technology. The deadline for submissions is 30 May, 2010.