PUNE: City-based engineer Vikas Sathaye, who received an Oscar on February 10 along with John Coyle, Brad Hurndell, Shane Buckham, will be present at a special event at National Film Archive of India (NFAI) on Thursday.
Sathaye was recently honoured with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars 2018 - Scientific and Technical Awards that was held last Saturday in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles California.
Sathaye and his team received this award for his contribution towards conceptualisation, designing, engineering, and implementation of the Shotover K1 Camera System during his stint at Shotover Camera Systems, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Sathaye also met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on Wednesday. Sharing pictures, Fadnavis tweeted, “Super Congratulations to #Oscars2018 recipient team led by Vikas Sathaye from Mumbai. His team bagged Oscar for the concept, designing, engineering and implementation of Shotover K1 camera system in Scientific and Technical Oscar segment 2018. Maharashtra is proud of you!” During the event, which is also organised by Arbhaat Film Club, Sathaye will also be felicitated and share his experiences with the crowd.
Born in Pune in 1967, Sathaye grew up in Mumbai. After his schooling, Sathaye completed a diploma in instrumentation from VPM’s Polytechnic, Thane, followed by a BE in electronics from VIT Pune and an MTech in instrumentation from IISc. He taught at Pune’s Cummins College of Engineering for Women for seven years.
The Shotover K1 Camera System is a camera mount that is used in aerial filming. The camera mount gets attached to the base of a helicopter, which carries the camera and lens. The primary function of this camera mount is to eliminate any vibration from reaching the camera and thus getting a steady footage. This innovative six-axis stabilised aerial camera mount, with its enhanced ability to frame shots while looking straight down, enables greater creative freedom and results in clear, unwavering photography and videography. Together, the technologists developed an elaborate system that positively impacted the evolution of motion pictures.