The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced that this year — the Society's centennial year — it will elevate 16 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. Here are the new SMPTE Fellows:
The Hollywood Professional Association has awarded its prestigious Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation to The Mill Blackbird. Created by The Mill, the Blackbird is the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photorealistic CG cars. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 17, 2016 at the 11th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
Director Ang Lee will receive the IBC2016 International Honor for Excellence, the highest award IBC bestows.
Barco’s DP2K-20CLP laser phosphor cinema projector has been presented with the 2016 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition’s special product award. The Barco DP2K-20CLP projector, which clinched the award this year, is the first laser phosphor projector based on China’s proprietary ALPD technology and the first to break 20,000 lumens.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will honor filmmakers James Cameron and Douglas Trumbull as part of this year’s weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood, California. The society will also recognize a long list of outstanding individuals with its 2016 Honors & Awards.
Red Digital Cinema in partnership with Outside Television has announced Isaac Sokol’s Into Dust as the winning short film in this year’s edition of the ReDirect Explore competition. Second place went to Jesse Hoffman for The Process. Joey Schusler’s Pedal to Peaks won the Fan Favorite category.
Shotgun Software today announced the winners of the third annual Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim. The Pipeline Awards recognize tools and individuals who exhibit excellence in pipeline tool development and are pushing the industry forward by making laborious processes better and faster for studios of all sizes.
The March on Washington Film Festival has named the winners of its inaugural Student and Emerging Filmmaker Competition. The eight films were selected from 75 projects that responded to the question: what’s your civil right? Jurors named winners and runners-up in narrative and documentary categories, for both student and emerging filmmakers. The winning films showcase diverse and powerful young voices, and cover a range of issues including criminal justice reform, immigration, racial justice, sexuality, and gender identity.
For the second year in a row, the International Cinema Technology Association has honored QSC Cinema with the Teddy Award. Each year the award recognizes the manufacturer who best exemplifies the progressive principles of product development, and provides dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of their product without qualification.
Cinematographer Todd Sheridan and his film Frontman has been selected as the winner in the Vizio + Dolby Vision Filmmaker Challenge, a contest for the AFI Conservatory Film School. Frontman was scored highest out of five finalists by a panel of judges.