Welcome to the SMPTE Hollywood Section!


SMPTE Board of Managers (2015-2018)

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. SMPTE isa global, award-winning technical society and professional membership organization that is devoted to advancing the theory and application of motion-imaging technology including film, television, video, computer imaging, and telecommunications. Our membership is made up of engineers, executives, technical directors, cameramen, editors, consultants, educators, and specialists in film processing, film and television production and post-production, and practitioners from almost every other discipline in the motion-imaging industry.

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The Hollywood Section serves SMPTE members in the greater Los Angeles Area of California. Our free monthly meetings feature technology presentations by experts in their field and the opportunity to network with other media and entertainment professionals.

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NEXT MEETING - 5/26/18

Professional league video gaming modeled itself after real-world sports. With league structure, match commentary, player profiles and sponsored merch, eSports resembles the traditional broadcast sports model - with a few twists.

Join us for a look at the anatomy of eSports - the technology that drives it, how it differs from traditional sports broadcasts, where tech is headed, and where the jobs are. Presenters include crew from Blizzard’s Overwatch and H1PL. Not a gamer? See H1PL here: https://www.h1pl.com/

H1PL live director and featured speaker Cameron Reed began directing live, multicamera shoots in 2014. His work has aired on ESPN2, The NFL Network, DisneyXD and on the leading digital platforms including Twitch, Youtube, and Hulu. Reed holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Broadcast Journalism from California State University, Fullerton. Hobbies include fishing, camping and "driving roads I've never been down just to see where they go."

Joining Cameron are Michael Little, President of Artistic Resources Corp, SMPTE member and system architect for H1PL’s 84 camera fly pack and Jose Soriano, veteran technical director for Blizzard Studio’s Overwatch, League of Legends and H1Z1 at Twitchcon 2017.

Reception begins at 6:30 PM
Presentation begins at 7:30 PM

Each guest must register separately.

Free parking is available behind the building.

As always, SMPTE meetings are free and open to all, including non-members.

Tue, June 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028







Have a great meeting idea that will fill the room and fascinate production, post-production, and broadcast video engineers? Let us know.

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