[VIDEO] How Manufacturing Made Slumdog Millionaire Win 8 Oscars
Posted by Bert Maes on March 16, 2011
Slumdog Millionaire was the first movie shot mainly in digital to be awarded an Oscar for Best Cinematography. The camera that made this possible was the SI-2K Mini, an innovation from P+S TECHNIK in Munich, Germany – developed in collaboration with Silicon Imaging.
P+S designs and builds high-speed digital cameras, image converter equipment and complex rigs for 3D camera set-ups for the professional motion picture industry.
P+S professional cine equipment has also been used for the history-making epic film Avatar, contributing to 3 oscars: Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Art Direction and Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Most stunning I find the slow-motion images shot using a Weiscam high-speed camera built by P+S. It already has held up to underwater, high speed, low light, minimum focus and maximum depth shooting.
More of such enterprising, creative mechanical engineers –like Alfred Piffl– capable of programming cutting-edge CNC machine tools will contribute to the creation of jobs, impact the nation’s wealth and in this case: win Oscars.
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