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Sci-Tech Awards Honor Decades of Digital
Camera Development

By Debra Kaufman

The 89th Scientific and Technology Awards, first established for the 4th Academy Awards in 1931, were held on February 11, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Hosted by actors John Cho and Leslie Mann, the 2017 Sci-Tech Awards featured 18 separate awards, given out as citations and plaques to 34 individuals.
A well-written script and comic delivery of the two hosts provoked frequent laughter in a show where the awards are described in dense scientific and engineering terminology. Cho and Mann, who got appreciative laughter for their self-deprecating befuddlement at the text they read off the prompter, hit the mark when they dubbed the Sci-Tech Awards a “secret, private awards ceremony” that turns away the many celebrities who want to attend.

Industry Beat

SCRG Matures to NET

The HPA’s Sales & Career Resource Group, which was formed in 2007, has grown into NET (Networking-Education-Technology), formally launching next month with a fresh mandate for more networking, education and knowledge sharing on business and emerging technologies. 



HPA Members at NAB

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Lion, Game of Thrones, The Night Of, and Mr. Robot Take Top Honors at the ASC Awards

The 31st Annual ASC Awards, held on February 4, honored the year’s finest cinematography. See the full list of nominees and winners here.

15th Annual VES Awards Celebrate Excellence

More than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton on February 7 to recognize outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation. Find the full list of winners here.

Therapy Studios Contributes to Final Chapter of Resident Evil, and Builds Laughs for the
Director Brothers

Therapy co-founder, editor, and multiple HPA Awards winner Doobie White worked on the latest installment of Sony Pictures’  Resident Evil: The Final Chapter directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Therapy editor Jake Shaver edited “City Slickers in Westworld,” a Funny or Die film directed by The Director Bros featuring Billy Crystal, Liam Hemsworth and Daniel Stern. 

Member News

Highly Anticipated Sundance Films and Series Created Using Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design recently announced that more than 45 films and series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival used its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio grading, editing and finishing solution, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, Video Assist monitor and recorder, and other products throughout production and post production.


Avid Delivers Next-Generation Newsroom Innovations that Accelerate Multiplatform Story Creation

Avid® recently announced the availability of innovations for the next-generation newsroom. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform for media, the next-generation newsroom is based around a complete story-centric workflow that connects production teams anywhere in the world via the cloud and takes their stories beyond traditional media outlets.

Pixspan’s Pixsmover™ Moves to the HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone

With an industry increasingly required to manage more 4K+ image files, Pixspan’s PixMover offers a coveted three-fold solution: fast transmission speeds with reduced storage needs while retaining 100% integrity of every bit per pixel.  

MTI Film Expands Hollywood Facility to Support HDR

MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for HDR content.

The GRAMMY® Awards Sees Avid Customers Hit the High Note

Avid® congratulated its many customers recognized for their outstanding achievements in the recording arts with award wins and nominations at the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, which took place on Sunday, February 12 in Los Angeles.

Xytech and Phoenix7 Forge Technology Collaboration

Xytech, creator of the industry-defining facility management platform MediaPulse, has announced a technology collaboration with Phoenix7, creator of Zeus, the industry’s leading channel management system. This integration allows a channel schedule to automatically create jobs, schedules and transactions in MediaPulse.

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