Hollywood Section

Welcome to the SMPTE Hollywood Section!

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field.  SMPTE is an international, award-winning technical society 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.

The Hollywood Section serves SMPTE members in the 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 SMPTE Hollywood Section meeting:




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The AES LA/SMPTE Hollywood Section Meeting Showcases The  5.1 Sound For The Netflix Hit Series “Stranger Things

Dialog, music and sound effects artfully blend in this spooky sci-fi drama that's been renewed for a second season.

The experts from the TV series Stranger Things will share how they created the unique 5.1-channel soundtrack, including the music that is key to the show’s look and feel and discuss their inspiration gained from films like Alien, The Thing, and Predator. 

The team is headed up by supervising sound editor Brad North, who works closely with sound designer Craig Henighan, sound-effects editor Jordan Wilby and music editor David Klotz, the re-recording crew, comprising Joe Barnett handing dialog and music, and Adam North handling sound effects.

Part sci-fi, part horror and part drama, this Netflix series pays homage to the eighties and young people coming of age.





DATE:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 
PLACE: Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604  (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon). Free parking
TIME: Meeting at 8:00 PM. Pre-meeting no-host dinner (optional) at 7:00 PM. 

Optional Dinner cost is $30 for AES student members with reservations, $35 for student AES members without reservations, $35 for AES members with reservations, $40 for AES members without reservations, $40 for non AES members with reservations and $45 for non AES members without reservations.

Dinner reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance with the Treasurer  Richard Wollrich at  treasurer@aesla.org   Please put “AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION” in the email subject line.

MENU: .Classic Caesar - Shrimp scampi with capers, lemon, garlic parsley, sundried tomatoes, white wine butter sauce | Rice |Rolls and butter | Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea | Chocolate ice cream Sundae

An optional vegetarian dinner is available upon request.


Register here for the FREE presentation only (Without the dinner)

SMPTE/HPA Members and Guests are invited.  


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