Movie and Television Industry - Selected Work
Academy Award - Technical Achievement (2014)
Primetime Emmy Engineering Award (2012)
Hollywood Post Alliance Judges Award for Creativity and Engineering (2015)
Co-designer, ASC CDL (American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List). Used in workflow of 90% of movies, 70% of TV shows, 99% of VFX turn over
Academy Awards Scientific & Technical Awards – Investigation Chair (2015-present)
Substantial roll in studying, defining, negotiating, building international support for, and training/transitioning the movie industry from film to competitive quality digital.
SMPTE Digital Cinema imaging Working Group - Vice-chair (2005-2012)
Digital Cinema we designed and defined is now showing on 97% of theatre screens worldwide
SMPTE Digital Cinema Security - Vice-chair (2005-2012)
Digital Cinema security system we designed and defined is used for essentially all motion picture distribution worldwide, protecting $35B of US IP annually
ASC-DCI Standard Evaluation Material (StEM) - Test Design Lead (2002-2005)
Industry-reference, feature-quality test movie used to develop and validate requirements for digital cinema projection, distribution, mastering. $250K budget. One of principal motivators, designers, coordinators, producers. Scouting photos.
ASC-PGA Camera Assessment Series (CAS) – Design & Lead Team (2006-2010)
Feature-level evaluation of seven digital cinema and one 35mm film camera. On-set leadership team for 200+ person shoot at Universal. One of key motivators, designers, participants. Scouting photos.
ASC-PGA Image Control Assessment (ICAS) - Design & Lead Team (2011-2015)
Feature-level evaluation of cutting-edge digital production and post workflow. One of references for industry HDR and wide-gamut exploration. One of key designers.
ISDCF 3D Luminance Demonstration – Organizer & Test Designer (2009)
First and only industry-wide demonstration of practical, in-theater effects of mastering and exhibiting 3D at a range of luminances.
Academy ACES (Color Encoding System) – Contributor (2004-2014)
Core team design, testing of Look Management Transform, ACESlog, ACESproxy.
4K Digital Cinema Server design (2003)
Proposal and design for DCI Proof-of-Concept system.
Industry reference work characterizing CRT use in post-production.
Next Generation Consumer Displays
Industry reference work for consensus proposed EOTF for UHDTV (ITU Rec. 2020).
Member, Visual Effects Society (2012-present)
Associate Member, American Society of Cinematographers (2012-present)
Secretary, ASC Technology Committee (Founding-present)
Vice-chair, ISDCF (2007-2009)
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