COS-11 Lavalier Series Earns Scientific and Engineering Honor
Sanken Microphones is proud to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Engineering Award plaque for the development of its innovative, ultra-miniature lavalier microphone technology.
In a statement from the Academy, the award plaque is given “To Sanken Microphone Company Limited for the original innovation and continuous refinement of the Sanken COS-11 series of miniature lavalier microphones. Sanken’s early engineering work in microphone orientation and miniaturization has inspired the current generation of lavalier microphones. The exceptional sound quality and durability of the COS-11 series have made them the predominant lavalier microphones used in motion picture production sound recording.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that five award plaques and twelve certificates for scientific and technical achievements, represented by 55 individual award recipients and two companies, will be honored in a virtual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Hosted by filmmaker Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods”), the show will be available on the Oscars(r) website starting at 1 p.m. PT. https://www.oscars.org/sci-tech/ceremonies/2020
Jim Pace, president of plus24, the North American Sanken distributor for Sanken Microphones said, “Sanken’s contribution to helping these production sound craftspeople solve some of their challenges has been truly rewarding. We thank these professionals for their continued support.” Sanken Microphones continues to develop new and unique technologies to further this technical and creative portion of the film making process.
Unlike other Academy Awards(r) to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during a specified period of time. Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures.
ABOUT SANKEN MICROPHONES
Sanken Microphone Co., Ltd. was established in Japan in 1926, creating microphones for professional use. In 1933, Rihei Takeuchi, a founder of the company obtained his first patent for the antiagglomeration of carbon particles in carbon microphones, and generations later the Takeuchi family carries on a tradition of scientific craftsmanship. In its 90 year history the company has mastered the art and technology of engineering the purest most transparent sounding mics. Learn more about Sanken Microphones at: www.sankenmicrophones.com