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Innovation Zone at the HPA Tech Retreat


While chatting with friends and colleagues in person over a glass of wine may not be on the docket this year, the high caliber companies and experts in the Innovation Zone – many drawn from another groundbreaking Supersession and HPA Award winners in engineering excellence – are on tap as always. The 2021 Innovation Zone has been reimagined into an immersive experience on a virtual platform with easy engagement and demonstrations, this year led by Microsoft business and technology strategist for media and entertainment Eliot Sakhartov and SIM vice president of engineering Paul Chapman.
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Industry Beat

Report: IMF State of the Union (Winter 2021)

Download the HPA IMF User Group quarterly report on the state of the Interoperable Master Format to view announcements, specifications, products, events, and open source.
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ACE Announces Two New Categories
for Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors has announced two new categories for the Eddies: Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical) and Best Edited Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special. Submissions will be accepted until February 12.
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Joyce Cataldo Joins HPA

HPA is thrilled to announce the appointment of Joyce Cataldo as Director of Business Development & Corporate Member Relations. Joyce joins HPA with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment tech industry, most recently as Manager of Special Projects for SMPTE and Director of Business Development for SMPTE and HPA.
 

Lisa Cooke Elected Board Chair of VES;
First Woman to Lead the Global Organization

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, has announced its 2021 Board of Directors officers.  Lisa Cooke, who was elected Board Chair, is the first woman to hold this role in the Society’s history.  The five officers embody the global makeup up the Society, coming from Sections in the United States, New Zealand and London.
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Leon Silverman Joins MovieLabs

HPA Past President, industry guru, and everyone’s favorite mentor Leon Silverman has joined MovieLabs! Read what he says about his move here.
 

Seth Hallen Joins Light Iron

HPA President Seth Hallen has joined Light Iron as a co-managing director, bringing extensive expertise in production and post to the team, along with decades of leadership experience and a wide range of industry relationships.
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ICG Magazine January Issue and Sundance Web Feature

The January ICG Magazine web exclusive on Amazon Studios feature Sound of Metal, shot by Daniel Bouquet and Directed by Darius Marder, is now live!
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Streamland Media Announces Intent to Acquire Technicolor Post Business from Technicolor

Streamland Media, formerly Picture Head Holdings LLC, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Technicolor Post business. This addition builds upon Streamland’s global network of award-winning talent, further solidifying their dedication to the creativity, innovation and collaboration essential in post production. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is backed by Trive Capital and Five Crowns Capital and is expected to close in the first half of 2021.
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Member News

Tones and I Fly Away Music Video Completes
Post Production with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design today announced that Visible Studios used DaVinci Resolve Studio for color correction and editing on “Fly Away,” the newest music video by global singing sensation Tones and I. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used for VFX and sky replacements for the video, which includes dramatic scenes of people levitating and flying.
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Ramy Katrib & DigitalFilm Tree Celebrate 21 Years & a New Look

New website and logo mark over two decades in the industry.
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New Mixing Team at NBCUniversal StudioPost

NBCUniversal StudioPost Sound on the Universal Studios Lot announces our newest mixing team! Emmy ® winner re-recording mixer John W. Cook II (Deadwood, Mr. Robot, VEEP) has partnered up with Academy Award ® winner and Emmy ® nominee Ben Wilkins (Whiplash, The Walking Dead, Most Dangerous Game, Black Beauty) on Mix Stage A. The team already has a busy slate with broadcast and streaming projects scheduled. “We have been fans of each other’s work for years. We are very excited that we now have the opportunity to team up,” said Cook and Wilkins.
 

Vizrt Announces Flexible Access

With Flexible Access, five new Vizrt Solution Suites provide a new and powerfully simplified way for customers to adapt their content production software tools and scale up and down to meet rapidly changing production needs.
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Istanbul’s Bando Post Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio Workflow for Top Ad Campaigns

Blackmagic Design has today announced that Turkish post facility, Bando Post, has deployed DaVinci Resolve Studio throughout its pipeline, including edit, visual effects, sound design and final grade.
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