Gala event spotlights leaders and innovators in post production; winners include Technicolor, Encore and Company 3.
Los Angeles, CA -- The 2013 HPA Awards took place last week, on Friday, November 7, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 creative categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance -- the professional organization for the post production community - the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.
As announced previously, Avid was honored with the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. Avid President and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. accepted the Award on behalf of the company. Other special awards were presented, which included honors for Engineering Excellence, and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production.
The winners of the 2013 HPA Awards are:
Outstanding Color Grading - Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories
Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film
Life of Pi
David Cole // Technicolor
Outstanding Color Grading – Television
Anthony Smith // Encore
Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial
Under Armour “Brought To You By Under Armour”
Tom Poole // Company 3
Outstanding Editing – Feature Film
William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
Outstanding Editing – Television
Breaking Bad “Dead Freight”
Skip Macdonald, A.C.E.
Outstanding Editing – Commercial
Doobie White // Therapy Studios
Outstanding Sound – Feature Film
Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
John Reitz and Gregg Rudloff // Warner Bros. Sound
Outstanding Sound – Television
Game of Thrones “The Climb”
Tim Kimmel, Paula Fairfield, Brad Katona, Jed Dodge, Onnalee Blank and Mathew Waters // Todd AO
Outstanding Sound – Commercial
Anthony Moore // Factory
Outstanding Visual Effects – Feature Film
Lindy DeQuattro, Eddie Pasquarello, Nigel Sumner, Derrick Carlin and Chris Lentz // Industrial Light & Magic
Outstanding Visual Effects – Television
Game of Thrones “Valar Dohaeris”
Joe Bauer and Jabbar Raisani
Jörn Grosshans and Sven Martin // Pixomondo
Doug Campbell // Spin VFX
Outstanding Visual Effects – Commercial
Simon French, William Bartlett, Stephen Cullingford and Grant Walker // Framestore
A number of special awards, which had been announced earlier, were bestowed during the evening including:
HPA Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by NAB Show
· DTS, Inc. - MDA
· NVIDIA - NVIDIA GRID™ Visual Computing Appliance (VCA)
· Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Foundry - FLIX
· Telestream - 16 bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology
HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production:
Park Road Post Production
Next Generation Feature Film Workflow: Enabling HFR 48FPS Stereoscopic 3D On Set to On Screen
Source: Hollywood Post Alliance
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.