and the oscar goes to ... opsira
Hollywood Oscar for our optical development of a floodlight reflector
AMPAS distinguished Volker Schumacher, CEO opsira GmbH and Head of the Optical Engineering Group, for the optical concept, optical development, simulations and optimisation, Erwin Melzner, Head of Research & Development of Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH (ARRI), for the overall concept and product development. Timo Mueller, Product Manager Location Lighting of ARRI was credited for the concept and mechanical design.
Volker Schumacher received the Award together with the project partners Erwin Melzner and Timo Mueller, staff members of the ARRI company in Germany. Not since 2004 has an AMPAS Scientific and Technical award been given for advancement in lighting equipment. The Award in the form of an Academy Plaque was officially presented to the three honorees during a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA on Feb. 7, 2009.