Hollywoodâ€™s Post Production Community Honors Top Talent
November 1, 2007 (Los Angeles, CA) During a gala evening at Los Angelesâ€™ Skirball Cultural Center, the Hollywood Post Alliance handed out its second Annual HPA Awards to the top behind-the-scenes talent working in motion pictures, television and commercials. Kudos for Engineering Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Award, which had been announced earlier, were also awarded on November 1st.
The winners of the 2007 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards are:
Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film in a DI Process
Stefan Sonnenfeld (Company 3)
Outstanding Color Grading- Television
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Built to Kill, Part 1″
Paul Westerbeck (The Post Group)
Outstanding Color Grading- Commercial
Nike â€œTake Overâ€?
Dave Hussey (Company 3)
Outstanding Editing- Television
â€œBury My Heart at Wounded Kneeâ€?
Michael Ornstein, ACE
Outstanding Editing- Commercial
American Express â€œAnimalsâ€?
Chris Franklin (Big Sky Editorial)
Outstanding Audio Post- Feature Film
â€œThe Bourne Ultimatumâ€?
Karen Baker Landers & Per Hallberg (Soundelux) and Scott Millan & David Parker (Todd- AO West)
Outstanding Audio Post- Television
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Living Doll”
Mace Matiosian, Bill Smith, Yuri Reese, Ruth Adelman, Jivan Tahmizian and Chad Hughes (Todd-AO)
Outstanding Audio Post- Commercial
STL â€“ â€œTerrorism Has No Religionâ€?
Jeff Levy (Margarita Mix Santa Monica)
Outstanding Compositing- Television
â€œThe Company â€œ(Night 2) Vit Komrzy, Viktor Muller, Miro Gal
and Jiri Stamfest (Universal Production Partners)
Outstanding Compositing- Commercial
Honda Cruisers â€œFree Yourselfâ€?
Patrick Poulatian, Yafei Wu and Robert Sethi (Brickyard VFX)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Fred Rheinstein, founder The Post Group
Engineering Excellence Award
Quantel – Genetic Engineering
KIWA â€“ VoiceQ
In addition to the Awards given on November 1, 2007, Leon Silverman, President of HPA announced the Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. Silverman noted, â€œIt is with great honor and respect that the HPA seeks to perpetuate the memory of a truly important and gifted person whose life work, through this award, will be celebrated for years to come.â€? The first Charles S. Swartz Award will be given at the 2008 HPA Awards.
About the HPA
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) represents the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.
About the HPA Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance. The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Gold Sponsor Autodesk; Silver Sponsors Deluxe, Grass Valley, Panasonic and Bronze Sponsors Avid, da vinci, InPhase Technologies, Microsoft, Quantel and Sony.
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