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Who is Vikas Sathaye? Engineer felicitated at science-tech Oscar awards for aerial photography

By Madhuri

Vikas Sathaye, who grew up in the Mumbai's Mulund, was honoured with the scientific and engineering award at the Oscars 2018 Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday.

Who is Vikas Sathaye? Engineer felicitated at science-tech Oscar awards for aerial photography

Born in Pune in 1967, grew up in Mulund where he attended NGP High School. After completing his school eduacations, Sathaye completed a diploma in instrumentation from VPM's polytechnic, Thane. He further studied BE in electronics from VIT Pune, and an M-Tech in instrumentation from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

In 1999, he took up a job in Tata Honeywell as an industrial trainee after which he moved to New Zealand where he worked for Shotover Camera Systems.

In 2009, Sathaye joined a new company called Shotover Camera Systems in Queenstown and worked on the aerial mount. The Shotover's gyro-stabilised camera platforms can be attached to helicopters and configured for Hollywood's most advanced cameras.

In 2012, Sathaye decided to relocate to Adelaide, Australia where he has lived for the last five years. During that time, Shotover K1 has been used in many Hollywood blockbusters and in March 2017, it received a Technical Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Camera Operators after which, the company decided to recommend K1 for the Science and Technology Academy Awards.

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