Industry visionary Douglas Trumbull has been pioneering new technologies and filmmaking techniques since 1968 when he served as special effects supervisor on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Winner of this year’s prestigious Gordon E. Sawyer Award recipient from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Trumbull has also been nominated for three Oscars, (for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Blade Runner), and won an Academy Scientific and Engineering Award in 1993 for the development of the Showscan Camera System – a revolutionary 65mm film format shot at 60 frames per second (fps).
He is also credited with developing several technologies for IMAX, including IMAX Ridefilm, the company’s immersive simulation rides installed at entertainment venues and theme parks around the world.
Ever since the development of Showscan in the early 1980s, Trumbull has harbored a dream of high-resolution, high-frame-rate production and distribution.
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