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Natalie M. and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal Recipients

The Natalie M. and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal honors the recipient by recognizing outstanding contributions that reflect a commitment to the highest standards of quality and innovation in motion picture post-production and distribution services.

2021 - Harald Brendel

For the design and implementation of the color management system used in the ARRI Alexa family of cameras, including the underlying Log-C capture encoding, the ARRI Wide Gamut color space specification, and the creation of the K1S1 filmic viewing transforms. These were instrumental in assisting cinematographers and post-production facilities transition from film to digital image acquisition, providing confidence on set and reliable outcomes in post-production. Brendel was a key contributor to the development of ARRISCAN film scanner and the AMPAS Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) during his long tenure as an image scientist for ARRI.