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2014 Hollywood Professional Alliance Award Winners Announced
Hollywood Professional Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in
Post Production are Recognized

(Los Angeles, CA)  – Honors and accolades were bestowed last night during the 9th Annual HPA Awards. The Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, commercials and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Honors were bestowed in craft categories as well as awards in three special categories; Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Awards for Creativity and Innovation, and two Lifetime Achievement Awards. The gala took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of an engaged audience of industry insiders and luminaries.

 

The winners of the 2014 HPA Awards are:

Outstanding Color Grading – Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories

 

Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film

“Gravity”
Steven J. Scott // Technicolor

Outstanding Color Grading – Television

“Reign – Pilot”
David Cole // Modern VideoFilm

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial

Doosan “Heavy Industries”
Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

 

 Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

“Captain Phillips”
Christopher Rouse, ACE

Outstanding Editing – Television

“Breaking Bad – Felina”
Skip Macdonald, ACE

 

Outstanding Editing – Commercial

Nissan Juke “Trigger”
Doobie White // Therapy Studios

 

Outstanding Sound – Feature Film

“Gravity”
Glenn Freemantle // Sound 24
Skip Lievsay // Warner Bros. Sound
Christopher Benstead and Niv Adiri // Warner Bros. De Lane Lea

Outstanding Sound – Television

“Toy Story OF TERROR!”
Axel Geddes // Pixar Animation Studios
Tom Myers, Gary Summers, Michael Silvers and Dustin Cawood // Skywalker Sound

 

Outstanding Sound – Commercial

Honda Europe “Inner Beauty”
Anthony Moore and Tom Joyce // Factory

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Feature Film

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist,
Keith Miller and Paul Story // Weta Digital

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Television

“Game of Thrones – The Children”
Joe Bauer // Fire and Blood Productions
Sven Martin // Pixomondo
Jörn Grosshans // Mackevision
Thomas Schelesny // Scanline VFX
Matthew Rouleau // Rodeo FX

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Commercial

GE “Childlike Imagination”
Benjamin Walsh, Dominik Bauch and Brian Burke // Method Studios

 

The HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Alan Heim, ACE and Randy Roberts, ACE were individually honored for their outstanding careers in editing.

 

The 2014 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards

MACOM: 12G-SDI Chipset

NVIDIA: NVIDIA VCA

Wohler/Cinnafilm Joint Venture: Tachyon Wormhole

 

The 2014 winners of the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production are:

American Society of Cinematographers: Color Decision List (ASC CDL)

DigitalFilm Tree: Cloud Post Workflow Initiative (ProStack)

 

For further information about the Hollywood Professional Alliance, contact: 213.614.0860.

 

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About the Hollywood Professional Alliance®
Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at ww.hpaonline.com.

About the HPA® Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence, recognize the achievements of post production talent, and build involvement in the Hollywood Professional Alliance. The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®). Information about the HPA Awards is available at ww.hpaonline.com. The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from Foundation Members: Avid and Dolby Laboratories and Supporting Sponsors: Chainsaw, The Hollywood Reporter, Jump!, MESA, Stephen Arnold Music and VER.

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