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HPA Announces 2012 Award Recipients

Post production gala brings recognition to innovation and artistry.

Los Angeles, CA -- In a gala celebration Thursday night, winners of the 2012 HPA Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance – the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.

Ray Dolby, Founder and Director Emeritus of Dolby Laboratories, received the Charles S. Swartz Award for his profound impact on the post production industry and innumerable contributions to image and sound recording technology. Sound Designer, Editor and technology visionary, Walter Murch, A.C.E. was on hand to present to his friend and colleague.

The winners of the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards are:

Outstanding Color Grading – Sponsored by Dolby Laboratorie


Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process – Feature Film The Iron Lady Rob Pizzey // Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading – Television Game of Thrones – “The Prince of Winterfell” Joe Finley // Modern VideoFilm

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial

Chrysler “Halftime in America” Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

Outstanding Editing – Sponsored by Avid Technology

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. // Sikelia Productions

Outstanding Editing – Television Downton Abbey – “Series 2,  Episode  7" John Wilson, A.C.E. // Carnival Film & Television

Outstanding Editing – Commercial

MasterCard “Tango” Chris Franklin // Big Sky Editorial

Outstanding Sound – Feature Film The Adventures of Tin Tin Chris Ward, Brent Burge, Michael Hedges, Christopher Boyes and Andy Nelson // Park Road Post Production

Outstanding Sound – Television Grimm – “Pilot" Mark Lanza, Larry Mann, Alan Decker and Nello Torri // Universal Sound

Outstanding Sound – Commercial

Nissan Leaf “Gas Powered Everything” Jimmy Hite // Margarita Mix Santa Monica

Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film Marvel’s The Avengers Nelson Sepulveda, Alan Travis, Peter Demarest and Chris Bayz // Industrial Light & Magic

Outstanding Compositing – Television NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service – “Rekindled” Bob Minshall, Mark Intravartolo, Jeremy Jozwik and Carrie Smith // Encore

Outstanding Compositing – Commercial

Chevy “2012 Silverado” Benjamin Walsh, Dominik Bauch and Nicholas Kim // Method Studios

A number of special awards, which had been announced earlier, were bestowed during the evening including:

Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production:

Ray Dolby, Dolby Laboratories

Engineering Excellence Award:

Cinnafilm – Tachyon Crossroads Systems – StrongBox Dolby Laboratories – Dolby Atmos Sony Electronics – F65 Camera

HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production:

Gradient Interactive – Sandbox

Source: Hollywood Post Alliance

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.