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Post Focus
From left: Greg
Ciaccio, Peter
Postma,
associate
member David
Reisner, Dave
Register,
associate
member
Joshua Pines,
Joachim Zell
and Neil Kempt
accept the
Hollywood
Post Alliance's
Judges Award
for Creativity
and Innovation
in Post
Production,
presented to
the ASC in
recognition of
the ASC Color
Decision List at
the ninth
annual HPA
Awards
ceremony.

I

HPA Salutes ASC CDL, 2014 Achievements
By Andrew Fish

The ninth annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards celebrated
the best and the brightest in the postproduction community Nov. 6
in Los Angeles. Of special note this year was the presentation of a
Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production to the
ASC for the ASC Color Decision List, which helps filmmakers maintain and communicate creative intent in a multi-facility, multi-vendor
environment throughout production and post.
The development of the ASC CDL "involved a massive collaborative effort led by the ASC Technology Committee, DI subcommittee, and involving many individuals and companies, including cinematographers, postproduction professionals, and technology developers and suppliers," journalist and HPA Awards Committee founding chair Carolyn Giardina told the packed house as she presented
the award. "The ASC Technology Committee estimates that the ASC
CDL is now used on the vast majority of motion pictures and television series."
Taking the stage alongside several colleagues, ASC associate
and Technology Committee member David Reisner explained, "The
ASC CDL was created by a lot of people working together [and
achieving] something really significant. It's rather exciting to go to a
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theater [and] know that what we [accomplished appears] on that
screen." Reisner added that the HPA Judges Award completed a
"triple crown," along with an Academy Award for Technical
Achievement and a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, which the
ASC CDL has garnered as well.
ASC associate and Technology Committee member Joshua
Pines noted, "None of us would be up here if it weren't for the other
side of the story: the DPs, on-set DITs, colorists, and equipment and
software vendors who added CDL support to their products."
ASC Technology Committee Chairman Curtis Clark, ASC,
and Lou Levinson, an ASC associate and chairman of the DI
subcommittee, were unable to attend the ceremony, but noted in a
shared statement, "The success of the ASC CDL was facilitated by a
spirit of constructive collaboration, which has become the hallmark
of our ASC Technology Committee."
The HPA also presented a Judges Award to DigitalFilm Tree
for its Cloud Post Workflow Initiative (ProStack).
In his remarks to the audience, HPA President and ASC associate Leon Silverman addressed the exponentially expanding technology landscape as it related to all of this year's honorees. "Our
work in post has become key to making content play across a new
entertainment ecosystem," he said. "And the people in this room
continue to innovate and create an even more complex and even

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