HOLLYWOOD, California, Oct. 27, 2008: Four Kodak technologists will be honored this week for significant imaging innovations that have helped to advance the entertainment industry.
The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) will recognize the achievements of the four Kodak technologists - Michael Ryan, Richard Wheeler, Nestor Rodriguez and Dr. Thomas Maier - at its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony, to be held on Oct. 30. SMPTE is the industry's leading society for the promotion of new technology and innovation in visual entertainment.
"While these awards are individual honors, they also represent a broad base of recognition for a very highly respected team of people," said Gary Einhaus, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Kodak's motion picture division. "This entire group is made up of extraordinary professionals whose expertise in motion picture technology - film, digital and hybrid - represents an important element of Kodak's success. Their creativity, diligence and scientific curiosity will help lead us into the exciting future of imaging technology."
The awards are as follows:
About SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo takes place October 28-30, 2008 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, CA. It is preceded by the full-day symposium, Filmmaking and Live Event Broadcast on October 27, 2008, at the same location. Produced by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, SMPTE 2008 is created by entertainment technology professionals. It features educational sessions and a hands-on show floor that highlight new and emerging media technologies of practical use to content creation, management, distribution and display professionals.
About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. As an internationally recognized and accredited standards-setting body, SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices and guidelines and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has established close to 600 standards, including the physical dimensions of 35mm film and the SMPTE time code. More recently, it codified the MXF file format to support the exchange of professional AV content and crafted the Digital Cinema Standards, which paved the way for digital movie theaters. Headquartered in New York, SMPTE is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT and new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators and consultants in more than 65 countries. They are joined at SMPTE by more than 200 sponsoring corporations, principal players in content creation, production and delivery for all platforms and in entertainment hardware and software. http://www.smpte.org