Thursday, May 23, 2024

Giant Screen and Filmed Attraction Veteran Peter Anderson Awarded the Prestigious Gordon E Sawyer Award at the Motion Picture Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

Los Angeles, CA, USA — Peter Anderson, a legendary visual effects artist and cinematographer who helped pioneer the modern film-based attraction and giant screen cinema was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Board of Governors, for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.  The award was presented to Anderson by visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull at a gala held February 15, 2014 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

86th Academy Awards, Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards

Anderson’s giant screen films include: Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man, Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream, Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, U2 3D, Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk, and Space Junk 3D.

Some of the many attractions he has been involved in as cinematographer or visual effects supervisor are: Magic Journeys, Portraits of Canada, Captain EO, Muppet*vision 3-D, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, Pirates 3D, Seseame Street 4-D, Star Trek: Borg Invasion 4D, Universe of Energy, Wonders of China and Star Tours.



Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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