SMPTE announces annual awards recipients for 2017

Aug 23, 2017

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Photo by Monica Gustin: RIT motion picture science program chair David Long received a Journal Certificate of Merit from SMPTE.
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Photo by Monica Gustin: RIT motion picture science program chair David Long received a Journal Certificate of Merit from SMPTE.

LOS ANGELES and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, on Aug. 22 revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with awards as part of the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood, California.

This year, the Annual SMPTE Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, and will feature a red carpet, reception, and dinner in the Hollywood Ballroom of the Loews Hollywood Hotel. In addition, Fellows elevations will be conferred at the SMPTE 2017 Fellows Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Six individuals from Rochester Institute of Technology, including five from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, are set to be honored by SMPTE.

Each year, one SMPTE Journal Award is presented to the author of the most outstanding paper originally published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal during the preceding calendar year. The SMPTE Journal Award will be presented to Sean T. McCarthy for the article “How Independent Are HDR, WCG, and HFR in Human Visual Perception and the Creative Process?” published in the May/June 2016 issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.

Two Journal Certificates of Merit will be presented to:

Katy C. Noland for the article “High Frame Rate Television: Sampling Theory, the Human Visual System, and Why the Nyquist–Shannon Theorem Does Not Apply,” published in the April 2016 issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.

David Long (RIT School of Film and Animation associate professor and motion picture science program chair) and Mark D. Fairchild (professor in RIT’s College of Science) for the article “Observer Metamerism Models and Multiprimary Display Systems,” published in the April 2016 issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal

The Student Paper Award recognizes the outstanding paper prepared and submitted by a Student Member. The paper receiving the Student Paper Award will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.

The 2017 award will be presented to Elizabeth DoVale, a recent RIT motion picture science graduate, for her paper “High Frame Rate Psychophysics: Experimentation to Determine a JND for Frame Rate.”

The Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship is designed to assist students in furthering their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology. The 2017 scholarship will be awarded to three SMPTE Student Members:

Trevor Canham, Rochester Institute of Technology (motion picture science)

Emily Faw, Rochester Institute of Technology (motion picture science)

Catherine Marie Meininger, Rochester Institute of Technology (motion picture science)

A limited number of tickets are available for the SMPTE Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, Oct. 26. Those registering for SMPTE 2017 may elect to purchase tickets to the Annual Awards Gala as an add-on to their conference packages. Further details about SMPTE 2017 are available at www.smpte2017.org.

The 2017 SMPTE Annual Awards Gala is supported in part by Variety. Additional sponsorships are available. Individuals and organizations that wish to support this, or other SMPTE events, may contact Joyce Cataldo, manager of special projects, at sponsorships@smpte.org.