Henson Co. wins Engineering Emmy

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The Jim Henson Co.’s Henson Digital Puppetry Studio has received an Engineering Emmy Award for its system used in the PBS Kids series Sid the Science Kid. The technique allows performers “to puppeteer and voice digital characters in real time on a sound-stage setting with multiple virtual cameras and a real time viewer, generating a high yield per minute and cutting both animation time and costs exponentially,” according to a statement from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It’s one of four Engineering Emmys to be presented at an Aug. 22 ceremony in Los Angeles.