ILM is being honored this year in both the technical and artistic sides of the Oscars; after all the Academy is the ‘Academy of Arts and Sciences’, and ILM regularly features on both sides of that equation. This year they are being recognized for their work with PhysBam, their Shape Sculpting System and for their work on the second Captain America film. The Sci-Tech Awards were handed out last week and the Oscar for Best Visual Effects is being awarded on Sunday night.
Industrial Light & Magic has a new facial capture system that was unveiled on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. According to ILM, it represents the most flexible capture system to date.