Another kind of Oscar race

Each year at this time, I scramble to view as many Oscar contenders as I can before the award ceremony is held. Nominees will be announced on Feb. 2, so nothing is official as yet, but the industry is still buzzing with speculation. In the past, I covered computer graphics and visual effects technology as an editor. Today, I enjoy the benefit of seeing my previous and present roles converge: a majority of today's eye-catching, awe-inspiring films have a military, aerospace, and electronics vein.

Jan 15th, 2010

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

Each year at this time, I scramble to view as many Oscar contenders as I can before the award ceremony is held (March 7, this year). Nominees will be announced on Feb. 2, so nothing is official as yet, but the industry is still buzzing with speculation. Years ago, I had the privilege of covering digital content creation as a senior technical editor of a monthly trade publication on computer graphics and visual effects technologies, trends, and techniques. Today, I enjoy the benefit of seeing my previous and present roles converge; that is, a majority of today's coolest, eye-catching, and awe-inspiring films (and games, for that matter) incorporate a military, aerospace, and electronics vein.

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