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Paul Debevec Joins Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tech Council

November 16, 2012

Paul Debevec, the associate director for graphics research at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and a research professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science, has accepted an invitation to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Established in 2003 by the Academy’s Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities and preserves the history of science and technology of motion pictures.

In 2009 Debevec received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based rendering system for character relighting. Debevec, whose work has been seen in such films as “Avatar” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” has been a member of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch since 2010.

Others joining the council with Debevec this year are Doug Cooper, Ray Feeney, Josh Pines, David Stump, Steve Sullivan, Bill Taylor and Beverly Wood
The other 15 members are Peter Anderson, Lisa Churgin, Denny Clairmont, Elizabeth Cohen, David Gray, John Hora, Jim Houston, Randal Kleiser, Daryn Okada, Rick Sayre, Milt Shefter, Garrett Smith, and Academy governors Craig Barron, Richard Edlund and Don Hall.

For more information go to: http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2012/20121115.html