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:

 Upcoming meeting:

April 12th, 2017

Is What You See What You Get?

Come for a Monitor Show and Tell All

We rely on monitors to tell us what we need to know about our content when we shoot it, post it, distribute and view it. Do you really know what you’re looking at? No matter what you’re shooting ProRes, HDR-- What you’re shooting on – iPhone to 65mm –- and who you’re shooting for-- low budget, big budget -- you’ve got to know what to look for. Curious? Join the discussion and monitor demo on April 12th when we see and tell all. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/do-you-know-what-youre-looking-at-tickets-3... Presenters include Bill Baggelaar, SVP Technology Sony Pictures; Chris Clark, Imaging Science Netflix; Josh Pines, Imaging Science Technicolor; Joseph Slomka, Imaging Science Fotokem; Steve Mahrer, Sr. Technologist, Panasonic; and SMPTE’s Howard Lukk. Have a look at a variety of monitors on display from TV Logic, Sony, Panasonic, Eizo, Canon, Plura, Postium and Flanders Scientific. Date: April 12, 2017 Location: AMPAS, 1313 Vine Street, LA 90028 Free Parking Behind Building Time: Doors 5:00 / Dinner 6:00 / Meeting 7:00 Our Meetings Are Always Free and Guests Are Always Welcome.

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