HPA Announces 2019 Engineering Excellence Award Winners

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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:29 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2019 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. Honors will be bestowed on November 21 at the 14th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The 2018 HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.HPA Awards Engineering Committee chair Joachim Zell said, “Every year, it is an absolute pleasure and a privilege to witness the innovative work that is brewing in our industry. Judging by the number of entries, which was our largest ever, there is genuine excitement within our community to push our capabilities to the next level. It was a close race and shows us that the future is being plotted by the brilliance that we see in the Engineering Excellence Awards. Congratulations to the winners, and all the entrants, for impressive and inspiring work.”

The winners of the 2019 HPA Award for Engineering Excellence are:

Adobe - Content-Award Fill for Video in Adobe After Effects

Epic Games – Unreal Engine 4

Pixelworks – TrueCut Motion

Portrait Displays and LG Electronics – CalMAN LUT Based Auto-Calibration Integration with LG OLED TVs

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Ambidio for Ambidio Looking Glass; Grass Valley, a Belden brand for Creative Grading; and Netflix, Inc. for Photon.

The HPA Awards were founded in 2005 to recognize creative artistry and innovation in the professional media content industry. A coveted honor, the Engineering Excellence Award rewards outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive.

In addition to the honors for excellence in engineering, the HPA Awards will recognize excellence in 12 craft categories including color grading, editing, sound and visual effects.  The recipients of the Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation and Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the 14th annual HPA Awards will be available for purchase later this summer. The HPA Awards are made possible through the generous sponsorship of Awards Title Diamond Sponsor Blackmagic Design, Platinum Sponsor IMAX, and Supporting Sponsor DTS, and Foundation Members Avid, Co3, Deluxe, Dolby, EFILM, and Encore.

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