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SMPTE Announces 2017 Annual Awards Recipients

SMPTE has announced who will be recognized with 2017 awards as part of the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017) in Hollywood, California.

This year, the Annual SMPTE Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, October 26, and will feature a red carpet, reception, and dinner in the Hollywood Ballroom of the Loews Hollywood Hotel. In addition, Fellows elevations will be conferred at the SMPTE 2017 Fellows Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24.

Award Winners: 

Paul E. Debevec will receive the 2017 Progress Medal, the most prestigious SMPTE award, recognising outstanding technical contributions to the progress of engineering phases of the motion picture, television, or motion-imaging industries.

David S. Corley will receive the Camera Origination and Imaging Medal, recognizing significant technical achievements related to inventions or advances in imaging technology, including sensors, imaging processing electronics, and the overall embodiment and application of image capture devices.

Phillip Bennett will receive the David Sarnoff Medal, recognising outstanding contributions to the development of new techniques or equipment that have improved the engineering phases of television technology, including large-venue presentations.

Michael A. Isnardi will receive the Digital Processing Medal, recognising significant technical achievements related to the development of digital processing of content for cinema, television, games, or other related media.

James M. Reilly will receive the James A. Lindner Archival Technology Medal, recognising significant technical advancements or contributions related to the invention or development of technology, techniques, workflows, or infrastructure for the long-term storage, archive, or preservation of media content essence.

Mark Robert Gander will receive the Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal, recognising outstanding contributions in the design and development of new and improved methods and/or apparatus for motion picture sound, at any step in the process.

Joseph Goldstone will receive the Technicolor Herbert T. Kalmus Medal, recognising outstanding contributions that reflect a commitment to the highest standards of quality and innovation in motion picture postproduction and distribution services.

Randy Ubillos will receive the Workflow Systems Medal, recognising outstanding contributions related to the development and integration of workflows, such as integrated processes, end-to-end systems or industry ecosystem innovations that enhance creativity, collaboration, and efficiency, or novel approaches to the production, postproduction, or distribution process.

Sean T. McCarthy will receive the SMPTE Journal Award. The SMPTE Journal Award is presented to the author of the most outstanding paper originally published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal during the preceding calendar year.

Katy C. Noland will receive one of two Journal Certificates of Merit; David Long and Mark D. Fairchild will receive the second.

Elizabeth DoVale will receive the Student Paper Award, recognising the outstanding paper prepared and submitted by a Student Member. Jonathan Bouchard will receive an honourable mention for his paper "Quality Control of Stereoscopic 3-D Compositing Using Half-Occlusion Geometry."

Mark Schubin will receive the Presidential Proclamation Award, recognising individuals of established and outstanding status and reputation in the motion picture, television, and motion-imaging industries worldwide.

Johann Safar will receive the Excellence in Standards Award, recognising individuals or companies that have been actively involved in advancing the Society's standards activities and processes.

Elizabeth "Betty" Migliore will receive the Society Citation Award, recognising individuals or companies that have actively been involved in specific Society engineering or editorial functions.

Merrick Ackermans, Herbert Jay Dunmore, John Walsh and David Wheeler will receive Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society Awards, which recognises individuals for dedicated service for the betterment of the Society over a sustained period

Trevor Canham, Emily Faw and Catherine Marie Meininger of Rochester Institute of Technology will each receive a Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship designed to assist students in furthering their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology.

Lastly, twelve new SMPTE Fellows also will be recognized during the Annual Awards Gala.

SMPTE 2017 Award Recipients

SMPTE 2017 Award Recipients

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