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January 10, 2010: Creator of Tech Used in "Superman Returns" to Receive Honorary Oscar

Mark Sagar, one of the developers of the technology that enabled the creation of a digital Brandon Routh in "Superman Returns", is receiving an honorary Academy Award this year, the Academy announced today. Sagar designed the Light Stage 2 technology and a former colleague used it to create the digital version of Superman in the 2006 film. According to the Academy press release:

    [The "Superman Returns" production] used Light Stage 2 scans of actor Brandon Routh to create a digital Superman character for the 2006 movie Superman Returns. The film achieved a new high water mark in the realism of virtual actors, with the digital Superman being successfully employed in both action sequences and extended close-up shots. The seamless digital character work helped earn Superman Returns an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

This honor is part of the Academy Award Scientific and Technical Awards given off-camera on February 20, 2010. Read the entire release here.

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