Magazine article American Cinematographer

New Fellows Designated by Smpte

Magazine article American Cinematographer

New Fellows Designated by Smpte

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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers honors thirteen outstanding colleagues with the distinguished grade of Fellow Member

The Board of Governors of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, upon the recommendation of the Fellow Membership Award Committee, under the Chairmanship of William D. Hedden, Calvin Communications, has conferred the distinguished grade of Fellow Member upon the following individuals.

The Fellow Awards were presented by SMPTE President Robert M. Smith at a Fellows' Luncheon held on Wednesday, October 24, during the Society's 121st Technical Conference and Equipment Exhibit at the Century Plaza hotel, Los Angeles, October 21, to October 26.

A Fellow of the Society is one who is no less than 30 years of age and who has, by his proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives of the motion picture, television or related industries. Those upon whom this honor has been conferred are:

ALBERT ARBEENY, Vice President of Color Analysis and Simulation Product Line, Hazeltine Corporation, has been active in the industry since 1953. From then until 1956 he participated in color decoding techniques for color television systems and projection television receivers. He later became involved in the initial design and installation of the Hazeltine Color Film Analyzer and is now updating color film analyzers to meet motion picture needs. He is a member of BKSTS, Gravure Technical Association; Association of Cinema & Video Laboratories and Research Engineering Council for the Graphic Arts.

RICHARD W. BAUER, Technical Association, Eastman Kodak Co., in the Photographic Technology Division. He has developed magnetic dispersion formulations and led the development program for prestriped motion picture film from 1960-68 and in 1967 he developed a photographic sound process for silver sound tracks on Ektachrome films. For several years he was development project leader of sound technology and then group leader Motion Picture Pilot Laboratory. He is presently responsible for the development of films and processes for Eastman Color, including sound and television applications.

JOHN F. X. BROWNE, President, Browne Associates, Inc., of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Mr. Browne is a registered Professional Engineer and has had a consulting practice in engineering since 1966, specializing in Radio/ Television Broadcast engineering. Prior to starting his own business he was Chief Engineer of Detroit Public Television (WTVS). He is President of Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers; Member of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (Chairman of the Ethics Committee, and member of National Ethical Practices Committee); as well as a member of Engineering Society of Detroit, Society of Broadcast Engineers, American Arbitration Association and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

SAMUEL H. BUNCHEZ, President, Vacuumate Corporation, is involved with the preservation treatment of photographic films, treatment and cartridging of endless loop films and rejuvenation of badly shrunken films, Mr. Bunchez holds a number of patents in the United States and in foreign countries relating to film preservation treatment, a slippage treatment for endless loop and cartridge films and also for a method of dimensional restoration of badly shrunken films. He is an active member of the Association of Cinema/Video Laboratories, BKSTS, PMA and NAVA.

HERBERT J. FIX, Director of Institut Fuer Fundfunktechnik GmbH, Munich, Germany. Mr. Fix was with the Rundfunk-Technisches Institut at Nuremberg from 1949 to 1956 and since 1957 has been with the present company. He is head of the research and developmental institute for the German broadcasting organizations (television and radio) as well as an author of a number of technical papers. Mr. Fix is a member of the Executive Board of Fernesh- und Kino-Technische Gesellschaft (FKTG) and a member of the program committee of the Montreux Symposium. …

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