Meet the Man That Shakes Hollywood.
Meet the Man That Shakes Hollywood.

Press Release

Feb 23, 2016

In Hollywood, there are movers and shakers. But Michael Keesling quite literally shakes your movies.

On February 13, 2016, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards program honored 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 33 individual award recipients. But the only individual winner was Michael John Keesling, inventor of the Image Shaker.

Olivia Munn and Jason Segel hosted the annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday night and acted out an entertaining scene to show the merits of the Image Shaker.

Before the Image Shaker, as viewers saw in shows like Star Trek, camera operators literally shook the camera to show movement (such as in an earthquake, car accident, explosions) as the two actors acted out at the podium, in what will surely go down as an award-winning presenters performance.

Munn explained that the Image Shaker technical achievement by Michael John Keesling, used in films such as Saving Private Ryan, “creates a customizable shaking effect that doesn’t actually move the whole camera.”

The brainchild of Michael John Keesling, this technology is, “an optical system that convincingly creates the illusion of the camera shaking in a variable and repeatable manner”. “This is one of the simplest yet coolest and most widely-used of the technologies awarded this year, with its effects seen in pretty much every disaster movie made in the past two decades,” describes Daniel A. Guttenberg from

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