Welcome to the SMPTE Hollywood Section!


SMPTE Board of Managers (2015-2017)

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.

Click HERE to contact Allan Schollnick about becoming a SMPTE Hollywood Section Sponsor

Click HERE to contact webmaster Steve Wong


Volunteers Needed for the SMPTE 2017 Technical Conference and Exhibition
The SMPTE 2017 Syposium (October 23), SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference and 
Exhibition (October 24-26) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel is extremely important for
SMPTE members and non-members alike. Nowhere else can you find such a broad range
of motion imaging topics covered by the world’s most innovative technology leaders.
An event of this scope requires “many hands” to produce effectively. Please consider
donating a day of your time as a volunteer. Not only will you be part of SMPTE’s flagship
conference, but you will also help to make this event a great one for your friends and
In exchange for your volunteer day, SMPTEwill provide you “free access” to the
conference on another day (some exceptions apply). The additional benefit applies to full day and multi-day volunteers.
For the information of events, visit the website at https://www.smpte.org/conferences.
Here’s what we need:
 Video Camera Operators
 Tricaster and; Remote Camera Operators
 Technical Assistants to set-up, help operate, and pack-up AV equipment
 Staging Coordinators
 IT Assistants (must have experience)
 Audio Record Assistants
 Speaker Escorts, Speaker Wrangler, and Speaker Ready Room Coordinators
 Registration Desk Assistants, SMPTE Store Assistant
 Badge Scanners and Ticket Collectors

To sign up as a 2017 SMPTE FALL CONFERENCE volunteer Click HERE!


Congratulate to 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival Official Selections from the Hollywood SMPTE Section

"Transformation" by Nicolas Medrano
Polytechnic School (Pasadena, California, U.S.)

"AEON" by Derek O'Dell
Chapman University (Orange, California, U.S.)

"The Great Game of Men" by Le Han
Language Systems International College (Pasadena, California, U.S.)

"Frenemy" by Andrew Paul Davis
Chapman University (Orange, California, U.S.)

Award winners for each category will be announced and presented at the festival. In addition, the Audience Choice Award will be voted on by attendees and presented at the conclusion of the festival.

For more information click HERE

"The student filmmakers entered in the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival come from academic programs around the world, presenting us with a truly global creative perspective from the next generation of filmmakers," said Seth Hallen, president of HPA. "The vision for the future they have shown us is exciting, and I'm now certain, more than ever, that we are in for amazing things to come. HPA is proud to co-present this outstanding festival and will cheer on all of the filmmakers in October."

Tickets to attend the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival are available with SMPTE 2017 registration packages or separately at www.smpte2017.org. Admission to the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival is free for students, and a $25 donation to benefit the SMPTE Education Fund is suggested for other attendees. Those that donate may use promo code SFF2017 to receive a complimentary exhibits-only pass for SMPTE 2017. Complimentary passes are limited to new exhibits-only registrations and may not be used for previous registrations, any other conference registration packages, and/or applied to special event ticket purchases.


Upcoming SMPTE Hollywood Section meetings:

October 23-26, 2017 "SMPTE 2017 Technical Conference" Hollywood, CA.


December Holiday Party Dec 6, 2017 - More info to come! 

 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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