Disney's Imagineers pick up another award for Galaxy's Edge

January 23, 2020, 11:22 AM · The Advanced Imaging Society honored Walt Disney Imagineering last night with one of its annual Lumiere Awards for WDI's work on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

The Society held its awards last night at the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank, just down the road from WDI's headquarters in Glendale. Disney's award was for Best Location Based Entertainment.

Scott Trowbridge and award
WDI's Scott Trowbridge holds the Lumiere. Photo courtesy WDI.

WDI's honor was one of 23 awards presented last night. According to the Society, "the Lumiere Awards recognize outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling using advanced visual technologies like Music and immersive audio
categories: Stereo 3D, 360 Video, High Frame Rate, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Rendering, Augmented Reality, High Dynamic Range, Virtual Reality, and more. The Society honors content and experiences produced for film, television, advertising, gaming, mobile, online and much more."

Other winners last night included Avengers: Endgame, Frozen 2, Rocketman, Stranger Things, and Ford v. Ferrari, whose director, James Mangold, won the Harold Lloyd Award "for distinguished achievement in filmmaking to directors who have marshaled technology to empower their storytelling."

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