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18 2016 Aug

HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

HPA Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winners   

 Aspera, Grass Valley, Real D, SGO to Receive Coveted Honor

 

August 18, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the recipients of the organization’s prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.

NAB Show returns as the sponsor of the HPA Engineering Excellence Awards, which will be bestowed during the HPA Awards gala on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.

The winners of the 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Award are:

Aspera FASP Stream

A turnkey application software enabling live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with glitch-free playout and negligible start-up time, reducing the need for expensive satellite-based backhaul, transport and distribution. Using Aspera’s FASP bulk data protocol to transport any live video source (local multicast, unicast UDP, TCP, or growing file source) it provides timely arrival of live video and data independent of network round-trip delay and packet loss.

Grass Valley, GV Node Real Time IP Processing and Edge Routing Platform

GV Node is a fundamental building block of a Broadcast Data Center providing deterministic, vertically accurate switching of video signals whether they originate as SDI or IP, such as SMPTE ST 2022-6. GV Node offers integrated processing of video and audio signals and multiviewers for reduced cabling. The modular nature of the GV Node is ideal for distributed architectures and scales from very small to very large systems, especially when combined with COTS IP switches.

RealD Ultimate Screen

RealD Ultimate Screen delivers incredible images in both 2D and 3D formats. Ultimate Screen is a revolutionary, highly sophisticated, scientifically engineered matte-white screen that delivers the ultimate cinema experience for moviegoers.

SGO Mistika

A powerful, flexible and complete DI post-production solution built on years of research, development and production experience, enabling new levels of creative power, performance and workflow efficiency. A Hero Suite, providing editing, VFX, colour grading, text, paint, audio, S3D, full finishing, and more, in a completely scalable, truly interactive, fully real-time, and totally resolution independent post-production system.

Joachim Zell, Chair of the Engineering Excellence Awards Committee, commented, “The Engineering Excellence Awards offer us the opportunity to see up close what innovations our colleagues are working on and get an advance look at the impact of their creativity on the future of the industry.  The Engineering Excellence entries often go on to have significant impact on how we work. This year brought incredible submissions that made judging a real challenge. On behalf of the HPA, and the judges, we were impressed with every presentation, and offer sincere congratulations to the winners and to their worthy competitors.”

In addition to the Engineering Excellence Awards, the HPA Awards will recognize excellence in 12 craft categories that include color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects. Herb Dow will receive the HPA 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and Michelle Munson has been named as recipient of The Charles S. Swartz Award.  The winner of the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation will be announced shortly.

Tickets for the HPA Awards are on sale now, and can be purchased online. For more information about the HPA Awards and the HPA, including sponsorship opportunities, visit the organization’s website, hpaonline.com.

The 2016 HPA Awards are sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Avid, Company 3, Deluxe, Dolby, EFilm, Encore, IMAX, NAB Show, Sohonet, and Sony.

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About the HPA® Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness and recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry, and build involvement in the Hollywood Professional Alliance. The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®). Information about the HPA Awards is available at http://www.hpaonline.com. The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Foundation Members and sponsors.

About the Hollywood Professional Association
Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.  Nearly 7,000 members – motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and

technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students – who meet in Sections worldwide, sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at http://www.smpte.org/join.

 

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5 2016 Aug

HPA Women in Post Launches Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP)

Ten YEP participants will be selected to participate at SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

(Los Angeles, Calif.) 4 August 2016 – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) continues its commitment to the development of the next generation of professionals with the launch of the Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP), sponsored by HPA Women in Post and supported by SMPTE. YEP was created to encourage worthy individuals to follow a career in the media content industry and is one part of the HPA’s mentorship strategy.

The goal of YEP is to attract and mentor individuals in the workforce between the ages of 21 and 29 by introducing them to working professionals, connecting them with events and resources that will further their careers, and encouraging them to be active in the industry. Applicants do not have to be members of HPA or SMPTE, and there are no educational requirements. YEP is open to any man or woman interested in expanding their industry knowledge and building their media and entertainment career.

The inaugural mentoring event will take place at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in the heart of Hollywood.

In order to be considered for the YEP program, applicants simply need to complete an online application and secure one recommendation from an employer or professional project supervisor if an independent. Up to ten qualified candidates will be selected from the applicant pool by a jury of members of the Women in Post Committee. The YEP application deadline is September 15, 2016, and those selected will be notified by October 1, 2016.

On the 26th of October, SMPTE and HPA Women in Post will host the candidates selected as YEPs during an exclusive day at SMPTE’s 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, a linchpin event, attended by business leaders from all aspects of the motion picture and television industry. For YEPs, this presents a unique opportunity to build a peer community while participating in a full day of mentoring experiences, including private booth tours with technology companies, a roundtable luncheon, and entrance to the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.

One or more YEPs with notable industry accomplishments will be recognized as HPA Emerging Leaders at the 2016 HPA Awards. This newly established honor is determined by the HPA Board and requires no separate application. Recipients will be notified by November 4, 2016.

Kari Grubin of Women in Post noted “I have seen the power of mentorship in the HPA. After the launch of Women in Post, we saw a need to establish access for young people. YEP puts structure around ensuring the best and the brightest are interested and encouraged in our industry for the next generation.”

Barbara Lange, Executive Director of SMPTE and HPA commented that “YEP represents the core mission of both organizations. To build an industry, educate its members and support the next generation. We are all eager to meet the YEPs during the SMPTE Conference in Hollywood.”

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About the Hollywood Professional Association
Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at http://www.hpaonline.com.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.  Nearly 7,000 members – motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students – who meet in Sections worldwide, sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at http://www.smpte.org/join.

 

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5 2016 Aug

Herb Dow, ACE to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Leading trade organization honors well-loved post production figure

Herb Dow, ACE

Herb Dow, ACE

LOS ANGELES (5 August, 2016) – The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has named Herb Dow recipient of one of its most esteemed honors, the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be bestowed during the HPA Awards gala on 17 November, 2016, at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Dow’s experience stretches across five decades, from the cutting room to the most advanced technologies in the evolution of post production.

The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry. The mission of the award is to give recognition to individuals who have, with great service, dedicated their careers to the betterment of the industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given at the discretion of the HPA Awards Committee. It is not bestowed every year.

In announcing the award, HPA President Seth Hallen, said, “Personally and on behalf of the HPA Board of Directors, it is my distinct honor to recognize Herb with this award. From his early days as a television editor to today as an executive helping bring editing to the cloud, he has been a dedicated post production professional for 50 years. On top of that, he is one of the most beloved individuals in our industry and has spent his entire career helping build our community in an incomparable way. He is like the connective tissue in our business, where bringing people together and having a positive impact on everyone he meets has been his life’s work. Most of all, he is a wonderful human being, always willing to help anyone who needs it. Herb represents the best of what our community is about.”

Born in Carmel, California, Mr. Dow was raised in Los Angeles and attended the University of California Los Angeles. He began his career as an apprentice editor at Desilu Studios, progressing to film editor. His credits as a film editor span 20 years and include projects for MGM, Warner Bros, Lorimar, Fox, Paramount, Columbia, Desilu and Universal. Segueing from the role of editor to that of enabling them and the technologies of postproduction, Mr. Dow is considered by many to be the “Godfather of non-linear editing,” pioneering the design and implementation of the Ediflex, one of the first and by far the most popular of the pre-digital non–linear editing systems. As Ediflex grew, Mr. Dow was instrumental in building the company to be a force in the industry. In 1986 Mr. Dow and the team at EdiFlex won a Technical Emmy Award for “Design and implementation of Electronic Editing for Filmed Programs.”

With Ediflex, Mr. Dow had fully entered the next phase of his career, focusing on forward thinking technology and the enablement of the creative process. The number of companies and individuals that he has helped is extensive, facilitating their next level of success. He helped to build Encore Non-linear into the largest Avid editing system rental business in the world. As Senior Vice President of Lightworks, Mr. Dow began a lasting connection with the filmmakers of the future by donating over 30 editing systems to film schools across the US. He then helped create a visual effects division at Encore Video and within 12 months, it grew to become a major force, creating the effects for such hit shows as “Ally McBeal”, “X-Files” and “Charmed.” He was Senior Vice President of the world’s largest fiber network, Media.net. Never one to be tied to convention, Mr. Dow took an entrepreneurial turn in 1998 and founded Sorrells Pickard Gourmet Peanut Butter. He is currently working with Bebop Technology to transition post production to a cloud environment. The ultimate connector, Mr. Dow is a founder of Postproductionpro.com, a LinkedIn for the post industry.

Mr. Dow is a member of American Cinema Editors, UCLA Television and Film Educational Board and F.O.C.U.S. Institute of Film Board of Advisors. He has been a Visiting Professor at UCLA Extension teaching electronic post-production and at Loyola Marymount where he taught “The Art of Film Editing.”

Leon Silverman, past president of HPA and the recipient of last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, who will present this year’s award to Mr. Dow during the HPA Awards, said, “Herb Dow has not only been the face of technology that has enhanced the creative process, he has been the heart of our community as well. Over the years he has worn many hats, but his hands have consistently helped. Through his infamous “roasts” and weekly post production industry lunches, Herb has been the master of ceremonies who brought our industry together and into the digital age. I can honestly say that Herb is someone who is not just admired for his hard work, but is loved for the joy he brings to everything he does and everyone he meets. What an honor it is for me to honor him.”

Upon receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Dow said, “To have been selected for this honor means so much to me and to my family. After working as an apprentice, assistant, and finally editor, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to become part of the technical revolution that changed editing. To this day, I am blessed to work with wonderful friends and collaborators who are changing the ways creative people work. I’ve also had a wonderful partner for the past 51 years, my wife Sandy. We are blessed with three wonderful children, Mark, Dan, and Chris; and two grandchildren, Alex and Jack, with one more arriving soon. My deepest appreciation to my friends at the HPA.”

In addition to The Lifetime Achievement Award, other special awards include Engineering Excellence, The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, The Charles S. Swartz Award, honors in twelve creative categories – editing, visual effects, sound and color grading – will be bestowed at the gala. Earlier, Michelle Munson was named as the recipient of The Charles S. Swartz Award.

Tickets for the Gala are available now. For further information, contact HPA.

About the Hollywood Professional Alliance
Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

About the HPA® Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness and recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry, and build involvement in the Hollywood Professional Alliance. The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®). Information about the HPA Awards is available at ww.hpaonline.com. The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Foundation Members and sponsors.

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. Nearly 7,000 members – motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students – who meet in Sections worldwide, sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at http://www.smpte.org/join.

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4 2016 Aug

Women in Post Summer Series Finale 18 August 2016

HPA’s Women In Post group is a vibrant gathering place for our community. Join us for networking, camaraderie and lunch on the West Side!

These events sell out, so get your registration in now!

Women in Post August Lunch
Daily Grill in Santa Monica
Thursday 18 August 2016
11:30a to 2p
2501 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 309-2170

This is a pre-paid event. Registration will close at noon on Tuesday 16 August, or when event is full. Cost is $39, which includes a 3 course lunch and non-alcohol beverage.

Parking: 3 hours complimentary with validation.

Refunds will carry a 10% deduction of the total fee paid to cover processing fees which are assessed both at the time a charge is made and a refund is issued. NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER 11 August 2016. However, you may transfer a registration to another individual.

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3 2016 Aug

2016 HPA Awards Tickets Now Available

The HPA Awards gala takes place on the evening of November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA

Don’t miss this glorious evening, get your tickets now.

 


2016 Awards Sponsors

 

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27 2016 Jul

Testronic Opens Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Test Center in U.S.

Jason Gish

Jason Gish

Testronic, the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance, has unveiled a dedicated virtual reality (VR) test center in its U.S. headquarters in Burbank, California. The VR test center opened in the company’s 1st Street office this week, making it the second VR testing location launched by Testronic this year with a successful operation already up and running in Warsaw, Poland. The VR centers further bolster the full-service QA testing services that Testronic has offered to studios, content holders, and game developers for nearly 20 years.

“A great service company must always stay ahead of its clients’ needs,” said Jason Gish, senior VP Film & Television for Testronic. “This requires being at the cutting edge of consumer technology in order to provide the industry with the highest quality service offerings.

“Virtual reality is going to have a huge impact in entertainment, and Testronic is here to ensure consumers get the best experience,” added Gish. “This is an exceptionally complex technology, requiring a new and innovative test approach that utilizes Testronic’s unique depth of experience across games, apps, software, film and television. We are excited and ready to take on the challenge.”

Gish continued, “Consumer VR is in its infancy and nobody knows what it will become years from now. We are only beginning to see some of its potential in a variety of industries. As VR evolves, consumer expectations will grow, requiring more exploratory and inventive QC processes. VR content must be robust, compliant, and deployable across a variety of apps and devices. Testing VR content has unique requirements, and the integrity of VR content is crucial to its functionality. It is critical to have an understanding of aspects like head tracking, and other core VR functions, in order to develop a thorough test approach. Issues in VR can not only take you out of the experience, but can cause simulator sickness. Beyond testing for the usual bugs and functionality imperfections, VR is deeply rooted in user experience and Testronic’s test approach reflects that understanding.”

Testronic was also an early testing pioneer of User Experience (UX), developing one of the first UX labs in the U.S.

“Testronic’s ultimate goal on every single project is to ensure a high quality experience for the audience regardless of the format or device,” noted Gish. “We’ve built an unparalleled reputation in that area.”

Testronic’s first VR test center, which opened in Testronic’s Poland office in March, is working on a number of titles. Gish concludes, “We are in close collaboration with our studio and developer clients and partners to make sure that we are in front of the trends that they are responding to. It’s a very exciting time in the industry and at Testronic.”

26 2016 Jul

SAVE THE DATE – VES Summit on Saturday, 29 October 2016 at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills

VES logoJoin the Visual Effects Society (VES) for their annual one-day summit devoted to shaping the future of the visual effects industry. This interactive forum will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines to explore the dynamic evolution of visual imagery in a TED Talks-like atmosphere.

This year’s theme “What is Real?” explores the realities of virtual and physical experiences, new technologies, new business platforms and the latest storytelling forms through:

  • Expert Panel Discussions
  • Thought-leading Speakers
  • Networking Roundtables
  • Product Display and Demo Booths

This year’s speakers to be announced soon. Over the years previous VES Summit Speakers have included current and former AMPAS Presidents Cheryl Boone Isaacs,  Sid Ganis and Hawk Koch; Illumination Entertainment Founder and CEO Chris Meledandri; director/writer/producer Dean Devlin; Executive Producer/EVP of VFX & Post Marvel Studios Victoria Alonso; former head of the MPAA Bob Pisano; former Chairman of Fox Bill Mechanic; President of Digital Production Animation & VFX at Warner Bros.  Chris deFaria and President of Feature Post-production at 20th Century Fox Ted Gagliano, among others.  Additionally, we have included more esoteric speakers, such as Nagin Cox from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who spoke about the Mars rover Curiosity, and George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic who spoke about the future of space travel.

To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/news-events/summit/tabs/2016-register

To enjoy sponsorship recognition while networking with 200+ entertainment professional and thought leaders, please contact Nancy Ward at ward@VisualEffectsSociety.com

About the Visual Effects Society
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing over 3,000 visual effects practitioners including studio executives, supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers and educators in 30+ countries with 10 global Sections. Our global members contribute to all areas of entertainment from animation, hybrid films, films, television, VR&AR and commercials to music videos, games and new media. The top grossing 100 films of all time are visual effects driven or animated films:  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/. To learn more about the VES, visit www.visualeffectssociety.com and follow us on Twitter @VFXSociety.

26 2016 Jul

HPA Tech Retreat UK Makes Auspicious Debut

During the week of July 13-14, in a glorious Oxfordshire location, HPA Tech Retreat brought 150 of the industry’s best and brightest together to share, converse, and consider the most important developments in the industry.  The HPA Tech Retreat UK is the first global event from HPA, and brought much of the flavor of the US event with a decidedly UK flavor.

Richard Welsh, former SMPTE governor and CEO of SunDog Media ToolKit, pulled a great event together.  Panelists took attendees behind the scenes and into their work on The Jungle Book, Game of Thrones, Finding Dory, and Billy Lynne’s Long Halftime Walk. The Innovation Zone featured 20 of the most compelling technologies and companies. Take a peek at some of the engaging times had by attendees.

A special thank you to our sponsors Bell Theatre Services, Black magic Design, Dell, Dolby, Harman Kardon, Pixspan, RealD, Sohonet, Sony, and  Visual Data Media Services.

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26 2016 Jul

HPA Engineering Excellence and Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation

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IMAX opened its doors for the judging of the Engineering Excellence and Creativity Innovation presentations this month. The judging sessions featured two rooms of judging, top tier judges and outstanding presentations. Winners will be announced soon.

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26 2016 Jul

Scale Logic offers Post Warranty support

For customers who want to stretch their ROI on EMC/Isilon, NetApp, HDS, Cisco, Brocade, and others at 50% of the OEM’s price.  SLI provides 24x7x4HR support to 120 countries worldwide and with terms from six months to five years in length.

“Grow what you have” with options on refurbished/certified nodes and full clusters from Isilon, NetApp, Hitachi, and more at 40-60% off OEM pricing. We wrap our refurbished hardware with 24x7x4hr support, or run with our one year replacement warranty. When you are ready for a refresh we can assist with data migration, trade-ins or certified recycling of your old hardware.