SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival

Date: 13/06/2016
SMPTE and HPA Announce Jury for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries; and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA(R)), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms; today announced the jurors for the second annual SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, following the Oktoberfest Reception at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California. The deadline for entries is June 27.
 
"The SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their technical creativity while gaining visibility among industry leaders," said Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE and HPA. "Highlighting the work of both SMPTE's and HPA's youngest members, this event offers an intriguing glimpse into the future of motion imaging."
 
Film festival jurors are a diverse group of accomplished motion-imaging professionals from around the world. They include Elisa Bonora, an editor and producer originally from Milan, Italy, who has worked on multiple Emmy(R)-nominated documentaries; David S. Cohen, senior features editor at Variety; Ben Gervais, a productions systems supervisor who is currently the technical lead for production and postproduction for Ang Lee's upcoming feature, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"; Dorian Harris, a film and television editor since the 1980s who recently edited the premiere television episode of "11.22.63"; Bryan Hillestad who has been working professionally as a character animator and an animation supervisor for two decades on a diverse range of projects, including the recent 2016 blockbuster "Deadpool"; Katie Hinsen, a native of New Zealand, who works as a senior finishing artist at Light Iron New York and founded the Blue Collar Post Collective (BCPC); and Niven Howie, who is well-established as an editor for high-end commercials, pop videos, and feature films, and is best known for his work on music videos such as Sting's "Ten Summoner's Tales" and XTC's "Dear God" as well as iconic films "Dawn of the Dead" (2004) and "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" (2005). 
 
The jury also will include Nancy Jundi, a data scientist for the entertainment, technology, and SaaS industries; Patricia Keighley, senior vice president of IMAX Corporation and cofounder and managing director of IMAX POST/DKP Inc.; Mark Kenna, the CEO of U.K.-based Bad Blood Films and a film sound consultant; Dean Lyon, a producer, director, and visual effects (VFX) supervisor with VFX credits such as the "Lord of Rings" trilogy and "Without a Paddle"; Stewart Schill, an ACE Award-nominated writer, director, and editor who has most recently edited television programs such as "The People vs. OJ Simpson," "American Horror Story," and "Dexter"; Ted Schilowitz, founding member, first employee, and product development team member at RED Digital Cinema and now "futurist" at 20th Century Fox and "cinemavangelist" at Barco; Matisse Tolin, who is the virtual reality (VR) producer and screenwriter who founded Lithic VR; and Joachim Zell, the vice president of imaging science and technical director at EFILM, where he began the EC3 onset and near-set dailies division.
 
The complete list of jurors is available at www.smpte.org/jurors. 
 
The SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival features the following award categories. Students must select one category for each entry:
* Best Creative Use of Technology to Engage the Audience in the Story -- Narrative Format
--- Running time of up to five minutes
--- Running time of 30 seconds or less 
* Best Portrayal of Entertainment Technology in the Film -- Documentary Format
--- Running time of up to five minutes
--- Running time of 30 seconds or less 
* Best Creative Use of Virtual Reality (VR) in Storytelling 
--- Running time of up to three minutes
* Best Use of Mobile Device or Tablet to Convey a Story -- Narrative Format 
--- Running time of up to five minutes 
An additional award for "Audience Choice" will be voted on by the festival attendees and awarded on the evening of the festival.
 
"We honor the creativity and adept use of technology that these students are using to tell stories. Being a stakeholder in the Festival is reflective of our commitment to helping the next generation rise to careers in our industry. It's also inspiring," said Seth Hallen, president of the HPA. "As the industry moves toward increasingly sophisticated tools and processes, this interplay with storytelling is incredibly important. It is a great opportunity for the students to explore the process and have the opportunity to show their work to other young filmmakers, industry executives, and leading technologists. The HPA is pleased to participate in the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival and shine a spotlight on the creative leaders of tomorrow."
 
The SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival is open to full-time students currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, film school, or high school/secondary school. This is an international festival, and entries from all parts of the world are encouraged. As the festival focuses on technology, students should ideally major in an area that emphasizes engineering, science, advanced technologies, or fundamental theories associated with motion-imaging, sound, metadata, and workflows consistent with SMPTE's field of interest. Eligible students are required to have completed four courses toward their major course of study and be in good academic standing. Supporting documentation and identification must be presented in order to qualify.
 
There is no fee to enter, and SMPTE or HPA membership is not a prerequisite for submission of a film. However, students may join SMPTE as student members for just $10 or for free if this is their first year of membership when they apply via the Student Membership Challenge (SMC). Further information about the SMC is available at www.smpte.org/student-membership-challenge.
 
Tickets to attend the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival will be available when SMPTE 2016 registration opens later this month. Admission to the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival is free for students, and a $25 donation is suggested for others. Further information about the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival, including jurors, complete rules, and resources, is available at www.smpte.org/film-festival.
 
# # #
 
About the Hollywood Professional Association
Hollywood Professional Association (HPA(R)) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide creativity, expertise, support, tools and the global infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through its partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at www.hpaonline.com.
 
About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
Winner of an Oscar(R) and multiple Emmy(R) Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)) is a global leader in advancing the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. 
 
Nearly 7,000 members -- motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students -- who meet in Sections worldwide, sustain the Society. Through the Society's partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA(R)), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.
 
All trademarks appearing herein are the properties of their respective owners.


Tags: SMPTE | HPA | Student Film Festival | Hollywood Professional Association | Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • SMPTE 2110, UHD and HDR solutions from Phabrix at NAB 2019

    SMPTE 2110, UHD and HDR solutions from Phabrix at NAB 2019

  • PHABRIX QXIP support for SMPTE 2110

    PHABRIX QXIP support for SMPTE 2110

  • SMPTE on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    SMPTE on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • IP, 3G-SDI + HDR generation, analysis and monitoring from Phabrix NAB 2017

    IP, 3G-SDI + HDR generation, analysis and monitoring from Phabrix NAB 2017

  • Argosy at IBC2011

    Argosy at IBC2011


Related Shows
  • KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 1st March 2021

    KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 1st March 2021


Related Articles
  • CLASS - Software Workflows

    CLASS - Software Workflows

  • Class: Pragmatism In Engineering

    Class: Pragmatism In Engineering

  • Testing Hybrid Workflows

    Testing Hybrid Workflows

  • Making the Workflow Flow

    Making the Workflow Flow

  • State of the Nation: Wings, Fine Coffee and Fake Nudes

    State of the Nation: Wings, Fine Coffee and Fake Nudes

  • IMF Adoption

    IMF Adoption

  • NAB Intelligence

    NAB Intelligence

  • The way forward in a changing world

    The way forward in a changing world

  • An Obituary to Timecode

    An Obituary to Timecode

  • Moving to an IP Platform Considerations

    Moving to an IP Platform Considerations

  • Listening to the needs of audio engineers

    Listening to the needs of audio engineers

  • Technological advances in the broadcast industry

    Technological advances in the broadcast industry

  • Class: Do we still need standards

    Class: Do we still need standards

  • Supporting broadcast quality control

    Supporting broadcast quality control

  • Peace of mind in a complicated world

    Peace of mind in a complicated world

  • IP Based Remote Production

    IP Based Remote Production

  • Dick finds the truth out there

    Dick finds the truth out there

  • Mr MXF thinks the future is made of components

    Mr MXF thinks the future is made of components

  • Trends in IP based broadcast

    Trends in IP based broadcast

  • Dick puts it all together

    Dick puts it all together

  • Realising the ideal

    Realising the ideal

  • Remote Production

    Remote Production

  • The importance of maintaining digital audio paths

    The importance of maintaining digital audio paths

  • Taking aim

    Taking aim

  • When the going gets tough

    When the going gets tough

  • Here is the news

    Here is the news

  • Monitoring, managing and processing SDI signals efficiently and affordably

    Monitoring, managing and processing SDI signals efficiently and affordably

  • True Colours Shine Through With CCS

    True Colours Shine Through With CCS


News
Artels New Award-Winning SMART OG Brings Software-Defined Functionality to openGear Platform Posted: 03/12/2021
Artels New Award-Winning SMART OG Brings Software-Defined Functionality to openGear Platform

Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced the release of the award-winning SMART Multimedia Delivery Platform in openGear® (SMART OG). A software-defined, four-channel, auto-sense SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3G/4K-over-IP multifunction gateway, SMART OG is the first to bring the family of JPEG compression engines, including those specified in VSF TR-01, TR-07, and TR-08, onto the openGear platform. With SMART OG, users can deploy hardware once and easily change the gateway function via a software update.

Tags: SMPTE ST 2110 | SDI | Video | Multifunction Gateway | IP Migration | SMART OG Card
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Riedel Continues Growth Path and Expands Leadership Structure Posted: 03/12/2021
Riedel Continues Growth Path and Expands Leadership Structure

As part of its global growth strategy, the Riedel Group announces a strong, expanded management structure comprising of experienced leaders from within. Starting January 1, 2022, the Wuppertal-based company will be organized in three main divisions: The "Product Division" and "Managed Technology" business units will have Rik Hoerée and Lutz Rathmann as their respective new CEOs, with Riedel Networks GmbH and its managing director and CEO, Michael Martens, forming the group's third division.

Tags: Company Growth | IP Networks | Intercoms
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
AIMS Announces Leadership for 2022 Term Michael Cronk to Step Down From the Board Posted: 03/12/2021
AIMS Announces Leadership for 2022 Term    Michael Cronk to Step Down From the Board

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that all members of the AIMS Board of Directors were re-elected earlier this month to serve once again in 2022.

Tags: AIMS | Board of Directors
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
An Avant-Garde Line-Up For Maxon and rsquo;s December 3D Motion Design Show Posted: 03/12/2021
An Avant-Garde Line-Up For Maxon and rsquo;s December 3D and amp; Motion Design Show

Today, Maxon announced its line-up of speakers for the December 3D and Motion Design Show, the free-to-attend virtual series of artist-focused presentations for 3D and motion graphics artists. Taking place on December 8th, the final show of the year will see presentations from a number of industry-leading VFX artists who will explore a range of topics from digital fashion and style, to trippy designs and environmental distortions. These artists will be demonstrating their own workflow best practices and sharing their top tips to help users make the most out of the extensive suite of Maxon tools.

Tags: Maxon | 3DMotionDesignShow | Cinema4D | VFX | DigitalFashion
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Franz Ferdinands Alex Kapranos upgrades studio with Canford Bantam Jackfield Posted: 03/12/2021
Franz Ferdinands Alex Kapranos upgrades studio with Canford Bantam Jackfield

Canford manufactured jackfields chosen for their superior build-quality and known reliability. "It's always better to get the good stuff in the first place" - Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand

Tags: Canford | Jackfield | Franz Ferdinand | Alex Kapranos | Neutrik
Submitted by Canford
More from this author
NativeWaves EXP Redefines the Fan Engagement Experience for Mobile, In-Venue and Home Entertainment Posted: 03/12/2021
NativeWaves EXP Redefines the Fan Engagement Experience for Mobile, In-Venue and Home Entertainment

NativeWaves has announced the launch of NativeWaves EXP, a new offering that enhances today’s standard broadcast and streaming experience by giving audiences the chance to explore a wealth of additional content at their leisure in order to dive deeper into the action.

Tags: NativeWaves | NativeWaves EXP | Second Screen | Multi-Camera | Low Latency Streaming | IBC 2021
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
New Cineware for Unreal Plugin Now Available Posted: 02/12/2021
New Cineware for Unreal Plugin Now Available

Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for motion designers and visual effects artists, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Cineware for Unreal plugin. This new plugin for Unreal Engine 4.27 features substantial workflow improvements like dynamic import of C4D content without pre-caching, and the ability to modify Cinema 4D content and attributes directly within the Unreal Editor.

Tags: Maxon | Cineware | Cinema4D | UnrealEngine | VFX
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Sky Deutschland Upgrades to Next-Generation UHD Rohde and Schwarz VENICE and SpycerNode for Sport Production Posted: 02/12/2021
Sky Deutschland Upgrades to Next-Generation UHD Rohde and amp; Schwarz VENICE and SpycerNode for Sport Production

Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader in media technologies, has supplied the latest version of its R&S®VENICE media server and R&S®SpycerNode intelligent storage solution to Sky Deutschland. The German broadcaster will now benefit from a highly robust workflow, with full built-in redundancy and no single point of failure, for its coverage of premium sports content, such as the Bundesliga and Champions League. 

Tags: Rohde & Schwarz | media | VENICE | SpycerNode | storage | broadcast | ingest | playout
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
iSIZE BitSave Wins 2021 VideoTech Innovation Award for Sustainability Posted: 02/12/2021
iSIZE BitSave Wins 2021 VideoTech Innovation Award for Sustainability

iSIZE today announces that it has won the 2021 Digital TV Europe (DTVE) VideoTech Innovation Award for Sustainability with its BitSave pre-processor for video.

Tags: streaming | iSIZE | BitSave | sustainability | preprocessor | environment | carbon footprint | video | encoding | VideoTech Innovation Awards | Sustainability award
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
Dejero Launches EnGo 265 Mobile Transmitter to Provide Next-Level Reliability for Newsgathering and Live Broadcasts Posted: 02/12/2021
Dejero Launches EnGo 265 Mobile Transmitter to Provide Next-Level Reliability for Newsgathering and Live Broadcasts

Dejero is launching its new EnGo 265 mobile transmitter for news teams and live events broadcasters that need resilient connectivity to quickly go live from any location. Reliable, simple to use, and built tough for field use, EnGo 265 will replace the industry-renowned EnGo 260 and introduce new features targeting the broadcast and media market. The new model bolsters security and provides even lower latency than the EnGo 260 at just 0.5 seconds over bonded cellular connections. It also features a new ‘GateWay mode’ for wireless broadband internet connectivity and a modified backpack with a wired remote.

Tags: Dejero | EnGo 265 | mobile transmitter | reliability | newsgathering | live broadcasts | GateWay mode | wireless connectivity | resilient | any live location | bonded cellular connection | Smart Blending Technology | Yvonne Monterroso | MKM Marketing Communications
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Grass Valley and Broadcast Solutions Group Sign Multi Million Enterprise Pricing Agreement Posted: 02/12/2021
Grass Valley and Broadcast Solutions Group Sign Multi Million Enterprise Pricing Agreement

Grass Valley today announced it has signed an enterprise pricing deal worth US$31 million with leading outside broadcast (OB) truck manufacturing company and systems integrator, Broadcast Solutions Group.



Tags: grassvalley
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
MediaKind and Arqiva partner to break down the barriers to cloud migration with unique, fully-managed video service Posted: 02/12/2021
MediaKind and Arqiva partner to break down the barriers to cloud migration with unique, fully-managed video service


MediaKind and Arqiva today announce a pioneering partnership to introduce a media service proposition that will address the core challenges that broadcasters and operators face in migrating broadcast and streaming services to the cloud. The new strategic partnership will deliver a new and truly unique cloud-native, fully managed service for the aggregation, processing, and delivery of television services for any platform (broadcast and OTT) in any region, at any scale. 



Tags: mediakind | arqiva
Submitted by Platform
More from this author
Net Insight delivers JPEG XS to Nimbra media network customers Posted: 02/12/2021
Net Insight delivers JPEG XS to  Nimbra media network customers

Net Insight announces the launch of JPEG XS applications for the Nimbra 600 and Nimbra 1000. Based on industry partnership, the latest Nimbra software update fully leverages intoPIX’s cutting-edge video compression technology. Nimbra-accelerated JPEG XS is presently rolling out in support of major live events, mainly sports, where low latency and high quality are required.


Tags: net insight | nimba | jpeg xs
Submitted by Platform
More from this author
Clear-Com and University of Montevallo Team Give Students a Lesson in IP-Based Intercom Technology Posted: 02/12/2021
Clear-Com and University of Montevallo Team Give  Students a Lesson in IP-Based Intercom Technology

Clear-Com® is giving Mass Communications students at the University of Montevallo an education in the IP-based intercom technologies used in today’s professional production environments.

Tags: Clear-Com | Agent-IC® Mobile App | Station-IC™ Virtual Desktop Client | Eclipse® HX Digital Matrix System | Digital Wireless Intercom
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Streaming specialist 24i unveils its new unified product portfolio: 24i Mod Studio Posted: 02/12/2021
Streaming specialist 24i unveils its new unified product portfolio: 24i Mod Studio

24i, the video streaming specialist, today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning end-to-end streaming platform: 24i Mod Studio.

Tags: streaming
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>