On February 9, 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded two Scientific and Engineering Awards to Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Photoshop CC. The awards, presented at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, honor professionals and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures.
Adobe After Effects’ efficiency and artist-focused design has made it the preeminent motion graphics tool in film production, allowing motion designers to create complex animated elements for title design, screen graphics, and fictional user interfaces. Adobe’s Dave Simons, Daniel Wilk, James Acquavella, Michael Natkin, and David Cotter (3 from the Fremont office)were awarded the Sci-Tech Award for the design and development of After Effects.
Photoshop’s efficient, extensible architecture, innovative virtual-memory design, and powerful layering system introduced a new level of user interactivity, which led to its adoption as the preferred artistic tool for digital painting and image manipulation. Founders of Photoshop John Knoll and Thomas Knoll were honored for the original architecture, design, and development, as well as Mark Hamburg (from the Fremont office) for his continued development and engineering of the tool.
According to the Academy: “After Effects’ pioneering use of consumer hardware to host an application that is extensible, efficient and artist-focused has made it the preeminent motion graphics tool in film production, allowing motion designers to create complex animated elements for title design, screen graphics and fictional user interfaces.” “Photoshop’s efficient, extensible architecture, innovative virtual-memory design and powerful layering system introduced a new level of user interactivity, which led to its adoption as the preferred artistic tool for digital painting and image manipulation across the motion picture industry.”
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