New Cinema Joint Venture CEO Wim Buyens, today also Chairman of the Advanced Imaging Society, joined a highly esteemed cadre of presenters honoring innovators in cutting-edge cinema presentation and the use of advanced visualization including 3D, VR and HDR, at the 9th Annual Lumière™ Awards. The event was held last week at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood.
The Lumière Awards recognize international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling using advanced visual technologies. The Society honors the technical artists behind the movies, celebrating groundbreaking content and experiences produced for film, television, advertising, gaming, mobile, online and much more.
“It is truly a privilege to be in the company of such supremely talented artists and engineers and I’m proud to commend their works as valuable contributions to the industry,” comments Buyens. “As an innovator in cinema, we share their thirst for pushing the boundaries of visual entertainment.”
Awards highlight the most creative and advanced work in 3D, 360 Video, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, High Frame Rate, High Dynamic Range, Artificial Intelligence and more.
BEST 3D SCENE OF THE YEAR
“Beauty and The Beast’s “Be Our Guest”
Walt Disney Pictures - Conversion by Prime Focus
BEST MOTION PICTURE LIVE ACTION
“Blade Runner 2049”
BEST USE OF HDR IN AN ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE
“The LEGO Batman Movie”
BEST USE OF HDR IN A TELEVISION PROGRAM
BEST USE OF HDR IN A LIVE ACTION MOTION PICTURE
Universal Pictures & Focus Features
BEST VR GAME
“Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality”
Adult Swim & Owlchemy Labs
BEST SPORTS VR EXPERIENCE
“Take Every Wave: Laird in VR”
BEST AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE
BEST 3D DOCUMENTARY
BEST 3D SHORT ANIMATION
See a complete list of award winners
Awarded a Lumière statuette for Flagship Laser projector
In 2014, Barco won the ‘Technology and New Product’ award for its DP4K-60L ultra bright 6P RGB laser cinema projector. This award recognized Barco as a pioneer that is highly instrumental in driving the cinema industry to new heights.
About the Advanced Imaging Society
Sponsor of the Lumière Awards, the Advanced Imaging Society was founded in 2009 to educate and inform the entertainment industry about creating great 3D. As new cutting-edge technologies − such as high dynamic range (HDR), virtual reality (VR), high frame rate (HFR), UHD and 4K − come to the forefront, these are exciting and challenging times for the entertainment industry. The Society strives to be a valuable tool for advancing the success of 3D exhibitors, studios and everyone involved in the industry.