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2000 Brewster Awards
The evening started with cocktails followed by a sumptuous gourmet buffet. On the menu; Tossed baby greens with assorted dressings, marinated baby shrimp, seafood and julienne of vegetables, waldorf salad, German potato salad, tomato and cucumber salad, pasta salad and marinated whole mushroom salad. There were decorated platters of petite fillets of smoked mackerel and rainbow trout, platters of turkey, black forest ham, roast beef and salami, peppercorn pate and devilled eggs. The hot entries consisted of carved roast top sirloin of beef au jus, Lasagna bolognese, honey garlic back ribs served with fresh market vegetables, oven roasted potatoes and steamed rice pilaff. This was followed by a Sweet Table which included cheese with fruit, fresh fruit tarts, cheesecake with assorted toppings, assorted pastries, apple pie and cakes with an emphasis on chocolate!
Frank and Kelly Plughoff of Full Spectrum Lasers were unable to attend due to work commitments but sent along their complements in the form of sponsoring the wine service for the Brewster Awards. Special thanks to Full Spectrum Lasers!
After dinner, playback of the entries in the Brewster Awards commenced. This year we had only 4 graphics modules entered so we decided to award only a first and second place to keep the competition fairer. There were 11 beam modules entered into the awards. Entries came from Germany, the USA and Canada.
The winners in the 2000 Brewster Awards for graphics were:
These winners represented a departure from the types of shows we usually see. Rather than many hand drawn animation frames or 3D objects, these shows used VST and LVS (a WinAmp plug-in) to create many of the effects seen on screen. These new tools can be used with conventional animation and 3D techniques to make shows that are more creative and visually interesting but also less tedious to create.
The winners in the 2000 Brewster Awards for beams were:
Thanks to all who entered and helped make the awards both exciting and entertaining.
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