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    Ben Waggoner

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    Ben Waggoner | USA - Western Region, 2020-2021

    Waggoner has worked on digital video since 1995. Early on, he had many roles: writing treatments and scripts; producing; directing; post production, and digital asset creation. Waggoner joined Amazon Video as Principal Video Specialist in 2012, and has led Amazon's technical implementations of adaptive streaming, 1080p, HEVC, UHD, and HDR (launched nine months before UHD Blu-ray). He was a contributing editor for DV Magazine, and wrote two editions of his compression book. Waggoner drives collaboration between movie studios, post houses, distributions, tool vendors, service providers, and device manufacturers to deliver great experiences. As Western Region Governor, he hopes to raise the bar on the video experience by providing education, documenting best practices, and bringing in engineers-of-video as new SMPTE members.