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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 20:10

2013 HPA Awards

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The 2013 Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Awards were recently handed out at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA recognizes postproduction companies and individuals for their outstanding contributions in creating feature films, television shows, commercials and visual entertainment for worldwide enjoyment. A full audience of industry insiders and luminaries attended the eighth annual gala to spotlight the most innovative leaders in postproduction with three special honors and awards in 12 creative categories. One such winner is Avid, which was honored with the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Postproduction. Avid President/CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. accepted the award on behalf of the company. Other special awards included Engineering Excellence and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Postproduction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are the HPA Award winners for 2013:

OUTSTANDING COLOR GRADING (sponsored by Dolby Laboratories):

Feature Film: Life of Pi, David Cole, Technicolor

Television: “Castle” (“Hunt”), Anthony Smith, Encore

Commercial: Under Armour (“Brought to You by Under Armour”), Tom Poole, Company 3

OUTSTANDING EDITING

Feature Film: Argo, William Goldenberg, ACE

Television: “Breaking Bad” (“Dead Freight”), Skip MacDonald, ACE

Commercial: Nextel/Ferrari (“Combustion”), Doobie White, Therapy Studios

OUTSTANDING SOUND

Feature Film: Argo, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, John Reitz and Gregg Rudloff, Warner Bros. Sound

Television: “Game of Thrones” (“The Climb”), Tim Kimmel, Paula Fairfield, Brad Katona, Jed Dodge, Onnalee Blank and Mathew Waters, Todd AO

Commercial: Honda (“Hands”), Anthony Moore, Factory

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS

Feature Film: Pacific Rim, Lindy DeQuattro, Eddie Pasquarello, Nigel Sumner, Derrick Carlin and Chris Lentz, Industrial Light & Magic

Television: “Game of Thrones” (“Valar Dohaeris”), Joe Bauer, Jabbar Raisani, Jörn Grosshans and Sven Martin, Pixomondo; Doug Campbell, Spin VFX

Commercial: Galaxy (“Chauffeur”), Simon French, William Bartlett, Stephen Cullingford and Grant Walker, Framestore

HPA ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD (sponsored by the NAB Show):

DTS, Inc. – MDA; NVIDIA – NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA); Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Foundry – FLIX; and Telestream 16-bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology

HPA JUDGES AWARD FOR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN POSTPRODUCTION:

Park Road Post Production – Next Generation Feature Film Workflow: Enabling HFR 48FPS Stereoscopic 3D on Set to on Screen

 

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