Dan Perry has been named director of Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Center. The DMPC as it is known in the industry is located on Stage 7 at Sony Pictures Entertainment and is designed to provide a unique creative environment for shooting and evaluating images. Perry will manage both the daily activities at the DMPC and the long-term vision for this one-of-a-kind facility using his extensive experience in bringing new technologies to Hollywood’s brightest creative minds. During his 16-year career at Sony Perry has been instrumental in creating widespread acceptance for landmark technologies in the motion picture and television industries including Sony’s XDCam system for reality TV and the HDCam SR format for episodic television and motion pictures. “Dan has great relationships in Hollywood with the Guilds unions post production houses and cinematographers ” said Alec Shapiro president of the DMPC. “He has an intimate knowledge of our customers’ specific needs and he understands the importance of tailoring solutions to meet these unique requirements. I’m confident that his efforts will continue to make the DMPC an invaluable resource for production professionals.” In addition to Perry the DMPC team includes Keith Vidger Dhanendra Patel Kazuo Endo Joel Ordesky Rob Willox and Jaclynne Gentry. Supporting the DMPC is a full roster of accomplished creative professionals like Curtis Clark ASC who plays a key role in developing and managing the DMPC’s educational curriculum. Open since May the DMPC offers weekly training classes on a range of topics including: camera operation on-set color management data handling dailies creation editing and color grading. Complementing Sony’s camera technology is some of the industry’s best equipment including products from Adobe Angeneiux Anton Bauer Assimilate Avid Blackmagic Design Chapman Colorfront Cooke FilmLight Fujinon Leader Leica MTI O’Connor and YoYotta. The DMPC’s weekly hands-on training courses focus on Sony’s full range of Super 35mm cameras - most notably the groundbreaking F65 CineAlta Digital Motion Picture Camera. In addition to training productions interested in the F65 for features and television can test the camera and the workflow of their choice at the DMPC.