Magazine article American Cinematographer

HPA Honors 2013 Achievements

Magazine article American Cinematographer

HPA Honors 2013 Achievements

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The industry's top post professionals gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center Nov. 7 for the eighth annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards, which honor outstanding achievement across several post disciplines. Judges for the 2013 awards included ASC members Denis Maloney, Daryn Okada and Robert Primes, and ASC associates Ron Burdett, William Feightner, Lou Levinson and John Sprung.

HPA President Leon Silverman, general manager of digital studio for Walt Disney, served as the evening's host, telling the packed house, "You make it all come together, and that's why we have all come together tonight to celebrate the work you do."

Jason Stookey, vice president of sales for the National Association of Broadcasters, presented four awards for Engineering Excellence, which honor inventors, manufacturers, vendors and companies for outstanding products or technology applications. The honorées were: DTS, Inc., for the MDA open object-based audio specification; Nvidia, for the Grid Visual Computing Appliance; Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Foundry, for Flix, a Web-based visual story-development tool; and Telestream, for its 16-bit 4:4:4:4 transcoding technology.

Salvatore Torino, ASC, AIC, and Todd London, Walt Disney Studios' senior vice president of visual effects and postproduction for feature films, presented the awards for Outstanding Color Grading to: Anthony Smith of Encore, for the Castle episode "Hunt"; ASC associate Dave Cole of Technicolor, for Ufe of Pi; and Tom Poole of Company 3, for Under Armour, "Brought to You by Under Armour."

Also nominated for Outstanding Color Grading were: ASC associate Steven J. Scott of Technicolor, for Iron Man 3; John Daro of FotoKem, for Behind the Candelabra; Joe Finley of Modern VideoFilm, for the Game of Thrones, "Kissed By Fire"; Maxine Gervais of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, for Pacific Rim; Adam Glasman of Company 3, for Anna Karenina; Dave Hussey of Company 3, for Call of Duty, "Masks"; Tim Masick of Company 3, for Louis Vuitton, "L'Invitation Au Voyage"; Steven Porter of MTl Film, for Hell on Wheels, "Slaughterhouse"; Adam Scott of The Mill, for Procter & Gamble: "Thank You, Mom: Best Job"; Stefan Sonnenfeld of Company 3, for Man of Steel, Star Trek Into Darkness and Mercedes-Benz, "Soul"; Mike Sowa of Technicolor, for Oblivion; and Paul Westerbeck of Encore, for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Ghosts of the Past. …

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