Mark Kimball and Rick Sayre have accepted invitations to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’
, bringing the group’s membership to 25.
Kimball, the director of digital production at the Walt Disney Company, shared a Scientific and Engineering Award in 1991 for the design and development of the “CAPS” production system for feature film animation. Sayre, the supervising technical director at Pixar Animation Studios, shared a Technical Achievement Award in 1996 for the creation and development of the Direct Input Device.
The 2006-2007 Council is co-chaired by Bill Taylor and Ray Feeney.
The Council’s other 21 members are: Academy governor Jonathan Erland, Peter W. Anderson, Clay M. Davis Jr., Richard Edlund, Phillip J. Feiner, Richard B. Glickman, David W. Gray, Douglas Greenfield, Richard Hollander, Rob Hummel, Brad Hunt, David Inglish, George Joblove, Bill Kroyer, Tad Marburg, Takuo Miyagishima, Daryn Okada, Richard Patterson, Donald C. Rogers, Garrett Smith and Barry S. Weiss.