da Vinci Names Master Colorists at NAB2005 Presentation Ceremony

At da Vinci's annual Master Colorist Awards competition ceremony on April 19, 2005, at NAB2005, da Vinci announced the winning entries in the four categories of the competition. The winners this year are:

Theatrical release TRAVELERS AND MAGICIANS Digital Pictures Sydney Colorist: Siggy Ferstl

TV And Long Format C.S.I. Down the Drain The Post Group L.A. Colorist: Paul Westerbeck

Commercials NORTHWEST AIRLINESEncore HollywoodColorist: Laura Jans Fazio

Music Video CAROLINE NERON-RESTEMAISVision Globale MontrealColorist: Etienne Patry

Nico Mueller, senior colorist at Technicolor Montreal, a past winner in the theatrical release category and one of this year's judges, commented, "The quality and the variety of the work being done by colorists on da Vinci systems is quite staggering, and the creativity of the colorists continues to be extremely impressive. Choosing the best from among entries on this level is really attempting to select the best of the best, and is very difficult indeed."

"Everyone at da Vinci continues to be in awe of the work that our users do every day and the creative input they contribute to the art and entertainment we enjoy," said Tony Fox, director of marketing at da Vinci. "We want to thank everyone for their participation in this event, and we are very happy to be able to show this small bit of appreciation for their work."

da Vinci will be showing the winning Master Colorist entries along with their own award- winning technology for the duration of the show (through April 21) at its booth, C6207, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit them at the show or go to the da Vinci website, www.davsys.com, for more information.

da Vinci Systems, an Acterna Inc. company, is the leading provider of color enhancement and image restoration products used in post-production facilities worldwide. Incorporating the company's Emmy Award-winning technology, da Vinci's products support SDTV, HDTV, data, and digital film. The company is headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Germany and Singapore.

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