The Technicolor-Herbert T. Kalmus Medal Award Recipients

2013
William C. Feightner

For his extensive contribution to the art and science of Digital Motion Picture film image science.  At Composite Image Systems  he helped develop the pioneering Pin Registered Telecine system which revolutionized the process of image compositing from film sources. Then at Efilm, the successor company to CIS, he developed countless innovations which advanced the state of the industry including innovative new software for digital laboratory calibration from glass to glass.  He is recognized industry-wide as one of the top image science experts in the field.

William Feightner was born in Los Angeles and attended Chatsworth High School. He graduated from California State University Fresno with B.A. degree and proceeded onto law school. After one year as a law student he was offered a summer job at Compact Video in Burbank. That part-time job led to his career in the entertainment industry.

In 2007 he received a technical achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the creation of a Digital Color Separation process for archival of motion pictures. Feightner has also received an Emmy Award for special effects work on the television series "Moonlighting," a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a Monitor Award for the opening segment of “The Magical World of Disney.

 


2012
Thomas O. Maier

In recognition of the creation of mathematical and computer models of film and digital systems that were used in the development of new products and services at Kodak and his contributions to the ACES architecture including development contributions to the Reference Rendering Transform and bench marking of the ACES system and workflow against the traditional DI processes.

2011
Joshua Pines

For his many years of work developing improvements to film scanning and recording technology at Industrial Light and Magic and Technicolor, and for his dedication to achieving the highest possible image quality while overseeing the color science and image processing on numerous new feature films and film restoration projects.

2010
Vince Roth

For his lifetime contributions to the large format 65/70mm film laboratory industry.  Mr. Roth developed procedures, techniques, and equipment essential to produce the high quality images required by the demanding format.  Mr. Roth's many achievements include development and construction of "Uncas", the last great 65mm optical wetgate printer.

2009
Drake Michno
Ffor excellence in the formulation and design of fine grain color negative products including EXR Color Negative film 5245, Vision 2 Color Negative Film 5201 and Vision 3 5219 during his 32 year career at Kodak.

2008
Mike Ryan

For his outstanding contributions to the development of color negative film products throughout his 22 year career with Kodak, as well as his pioneering work in developing the 2 electron sensitization technology for motion picture film.

2007
Christopher L. DuMont

For his many years developing film systems, color science and imaging science technology during his long tenure at Kodak. Mr. Dumont was instrumental in developing important film stocks such as 5293, 5296, 5298 and 5218. His contributions extend beyond the realm of film and include a modified lamp house and intermittent movement for improved projection quality, software solutions for calibrated image manipulation and color management, and specialized filter design. Mr. Dumont is also recognized for his many years of dedicated service and contributions to SMPTE as a journal award winner and conference participant.

2006
Sadayuki Sam Yamaryo

In appreciation for and recognition of his contributions and unwavering commitment to the research and development of Fujifilm photographic motion picture film negative and positive stocks.

2005
Richard C. Sehlin

For his contributions and participation in every facet of the motion picture system from Capture to Display. Mr. Sehlin is Eastman Kodak's Chief Technical Officer & Vice President, Entertainment Imaging, a post he has held since 2003. His career at Eastman Kodak spans more than three decades. He was instrumental in early high speed camera negative film projects, as well as special applications such as the High Speed Eastman Color Negative 5295 SA for special effects applications. He invented or co-developed numerous other negative and print film products including 5293, 7291, 5294, 5284, and 5297. Mr. Sehlin is a SMPTE Fellow since 1984, and has run a Systems Development Division for the last 3 -5 years. He has developed a highly capable systems organization that has continued to develop products for the motion picture industry such as the recent Vision 2 products and Premier ECP. He has won two personal technical academy awards for Molecular Sieves for film archiving and for Eastman Lamphouse modification filters for motion picture printers. He has written numerous SMPTE articles for the journal and has won two Journal Awards. Recently he has been involved with hybrid and digital offerings for Entertainment Imaging at Kodak.

2004
Dr. Richard Goldberg

For a lifetime of contributions to the Motion Picture Industry, which has included design and engineering of Film Systems, Processes and Film Making technologies. Dr. Goldberg is President and CEO of his own company and has previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Chairman of Technicolor.

2003
Dr. Thomas G. Wallis

For his contributions to the Motion Picture Industry through his leadership managing Eastman Kodak's film business including the recent development of the Kodak Vision2TM film portfolio. Over the last few years Dr. Wallis served the Entertainment Imaging business as Vice President, World Wide Technical Director, and as Chief Technology Officer.

2002
Joseph C. Wary

Vice-President, Engineering, Deluxe Laboratories, is recognized for his outstanding engineering contributions to the design and development of printing and processing equipment, and the advancement of laboratory technology used to produce color motion pictures. Wary's achievements include the design and development of the Deluxe Laboratories' computer-controlled digital light valve reader, and the development of the loop printing system, which includes the Academy Award-winning Quad Format Digital Printing Head.

2001
Joerg D. Agin

Senior Vice-President, Eastman Kodak Co., for his substantial contributions and leadership in advancing the technology and techniques used to produce color motion pictures. Under his direction, Kodak developed and brought to market the widely celebrated family of Vision motion picture products that raised the standards of film quality. In the process, he led the division to an unprecedented eighth Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Excellence and its tenth Emmy for contributions that more fully preserve the quality of film for television distribution.

2000
Dr. Mitchell J. Bogdanowicz

For his substantial contributions to the motion picture industry. Bogdanowicz has developed photographic systems modeling techniques that have resulted in the design of new color films; the ability to evaluate the spectral characteristics of printers and telecine equipment; and the design image modification filters.

1999
Colin Francis Mossman

For his substantial engineering contributions to the development of printing and processing equipment and the advancement of laboratory technology used to produce color motion pictures.

1998
Ronald W. Jarvis

For his vision and leadership in developing many innovations in motion picture processing and printing, including new and improved Technicolor dye transfer machines.

1997
Walter Hrastnik

For his significant contributions to the design and development of color motion picture film printers, including the widespread use of the BHP Modular Continuous Contact Color printer he designed.

1996
John F. Sawyer

For his leadership in the development of the EXR family of color negative films, his design of ECN-II color developer, and his accomplishments in theoretical modeling.

1995
Frederick J. Kolb, Jr.

For his outstanding contributions in this area.

1994
Ed H. Zwaneveld

In recognition of the numerous research and development projects he has initiated and directed at the National Film Board of Canada, which have resulted in significant advances in the state of the art in motion picture laboratory and post-production practices.

1993
David Keighley

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Imax 70mm print quality control and of his pioneering efforts on making high-quality Imax 70mm release prints through the interpositive/ internegative system.

1992
Joseph P. Pepe

In recognition of his role in the translation of T-grain emulsions into motion picture films.

1991
Peter Comandini

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the preservation of our motion picture heritage by his restoration of significant early motion pictures.

1990
Karel Staes

For his work with photographic and electronic imaging technology and their optimum integration for enhanced quality in motion picture and television applications.

1989
Wendell V. Discher

In recognition of his work throughout the years in product quality and assurance and quality control of motion picture and audiovisual products.

1988
William W. Hargreaves

In recognition of his work in the design, engineering, and construction of motion picture film processing and ancillary equipment.

1987
Petro Vlahos

For his considerable contributions to the motion picture and television industries, most notably in the areas of front and rear projections, travelling matte systems, and an electronic compositing system for use in television.

1986
John L. Baptista

In recognition of his significant contributions to the development of the Eastman Color Print-II Film Process System.

1985
Dr. Keith E. Whitmore

In recognition of nearly a half-century of research and development in manufacturing color motion picture films.

1984
Christoph Geyer

In recognition of his work in the design, engineering, construction, and application of total immersion wet printing gates and the liquid support systems for such installations.

1983
Harry R. Beilfuss

In recognition of over thirty years of research, development, and manufacturing of photographic film products.

1982
Hirozo Ueda

In recognition of his distinguished contributions to the research and development of Fuji negative and print materials.

1981
Manfred G. Michelson

In recognition of his substantial engineering contributions to the development of printing and processing and process control equipment used to produce color motion pictures.

1980
Alan M. Gundelfinger

In recognition of his substantial contributions over 50 years as both a chemist and chemical engineer to the development of color films, and also his work as an optical engineer applying computer technology to lens design useful in making color motion pictures.

1979
Judith A. Schwan

For her direct research efforts, which have contributed significantly to the development of Eastman color negative film, Eastman color print film and Eastman color intermediate film, as well as Ektachrome movie films.

1978
Roderick T. Ryan

For his continuing and substantial contributions to color film printing and processing systems.

1977
Roland G. L. Verbrugghe

For his continuing substantial contributions to the development of color films useful in making color motion pictures for theater and television use.

1976
Bernard Happe

For his continuing and significant contributions in connection with the processing and use of color film for the theater and for television.

1975
Hans-Christoph Wohlrab

In recognition of his substantial engineering contributions to the printing and sound recording equipment of the color motion picture world throughout his forty-year career.

1974
Frank P. Brackett, Jr.

In recognition of his outstanding leadership, during the 37 years of his technical direction at Technicolor, Inc., in the advancement of the science of color in motion pictures.

1973
Charles J. Hirsch

For his leadership in the development of the Hazeltine color analyzer.

1972
Daan M. Zwick

For his many contributions to color technology in motion pictures as seen in theaters and on television receivers.

1971
Linwood G. Dunn

For his highly original contributions and innovations in special color film optical printing and the creation of special optical effects for many notable feature films.

1970
Willi G. Engel

Who was personally responsible for approximately 90 design changes to alleviate the performance shortcomings of the original light valve used as a light modulator in additive color printing machines.

1969
Howard W. Vogt

In recognition of his efforts in developing the Eastman color reversal intermediate processing system.

1968
Walter A. Fallon

Who has played an important role in the development of color motion picture films.

1967
John M. Waner

For his contributions in achieving greater quality, consistency and usefulness of color motion picture film throughout the motion picture and television industries.

1966
Vernon J. Duke

For his contributions to the development of color film recording for television and in particular for his development of a system for recording color television shows on color film from a composite color television signal.

1965
Henry N. Kozanowski

For his contributions to the developments that transformed color television cameras from laboratory instruments into practical tools for broadcasters.

1964
Earl L. Arnold

For his contribution to the development and production of new color photographic materials used in professional motion pictures.

1963
Alex Quiroga

For his pioneering contributions to the technology of color motion picture production for television.

1962
Paul W. Vittum

For his research in the field of color photography for more than 25 years and for his early work in the chemistry of dye-forming development and the synthesis of dyes for photography.

1961
Ralph M. Evans

For his work in color photography since 1928, and for his fundamental studies in the related field of visual perception of color.

1960
Ub Iwerks

For his outstanding contributions to the technology in equipment and processes for the making of color motion pictures.

1959
Herman H. Duerr

For his contributions to the development of color films and color film process.

1958
Merle L. Dundon

For contributions to the design and development of color products.

1957
Wadsworth E. Pohl

For his inventions and contributions to basic technical advances leading to new and improved methods of manufacturing color motion pictures.

1956
Wesley T. Hanson, Jr.

For numerous contributions extending over a period of years in connection with materials for use in professional color motion picture photograpy.