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SMPTE Awards Gala 2022 with Mariana Acuna, Senior VP of Virtual Production

October 26, 2022

We’re excited to announce sponsorship of The Technicolor – Natalie M. and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal at SMPTE’s first in-person Awards Gala in Three Years, taking place on 27th October 2022 at Ovation Hollywood. The award was first established in 1955 to recognize outstanding contributions which reflect a commitment to the highest standards of quality and innovation in motion picture production, post-production, and distribution services. 

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is the global society of media professionals, technologists, and engineers working in the digital entertainment industry.

Mariana Acuna Acosta, Senior Vice President of Virtual Production will be representing Technicolor Creative Studios and presenting the award alongside SMPTE Committee chair, Josh Pines, Visual Effects artist known for Jurassic Park as Scanning Supervisor, Blade Runner as Digital Restoration, The Aviator as Color Imagining Research & Development, and Coraline as VP of Color Imaging R&D.

For the award, preference is given to developments and innovations in the areas of color science and color management including image acquisition, post-production processes, and preservation and restoration technologies that ensure long-term access to motion picture content.

Discover more about SMPTE and the legacy of Technicolor here.

Explore the current honourees and past recipients of the medal here.

Featured Image:

King Of Jazz (1930)

Universal Pictures


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