VFX Awards


Digital Motion Retouching

Digital Motion Retouching

Awarded: 1993

In 1993, Mark Leather, Les Dittert, Doug Smythe, and George Joblove received a Scientific and Engineering Award for the concept and development of the Digital Motion Picture Retouching System, used for removing visible rigging and dirt/damage artifacts from original motion picture imagery.

The system was used extensively on Robert Zemeckis’ Back the Future Part II among other films.

Academy Award® Winner

Scientific & Engineering Award

Mark Leather

Les Dittert

Doug Smythe

George Joblove