A pair of VFX professionals behind 1999’s groundbreaking sci-fi thriller The Matrix will obtain the Society of Movement Image and Tv Engineer’s highest honor, the Progress Medal, subsequent week on the SMPTE awards gala that can conclude its annual Media Know-how Summit.
John Christopher Gaeta and Kim Libreri will likely be acknowledged for his or her contributions to rising applied sciences, which in keeping with the announcement, consists of digital manufacturing, volumetric seize, and most notably, “bullet time,” the digital impact that was pioneered on the unique Matrix movie. As VFX supervisor, Gaeta gained an Oscar for his work on The Matrix; Libreri supplied technical supervision on the manufacturing.
Since then, Gaeta co-founded ILMxLAB and labored with varied leisure tech builders. Libreri is at the moment chief expertise officer at Epic Video games, for which he has helped to deliver the capabilities of its Unreal Engine to movie and tv.
“The work of our honorees has impacted numerous folks,” stated SMPTE govt director David Grindle. “To have the ability to acknowledge them and their influence on the artwork and science of media is a chance to shine a lightweight on of us who usually get little recognition.”
The SMPTE Media Know-how Summit runs Oct. 16-19 in Hollywood, with the awards ceremony scheduled to be held Oct. 19 on the Ray Dolby Ballroom.