SMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
LOS ANGELES and WHITE PLAINS,
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the week long SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
This year, the SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, Oct. 24, following the SMPTE Pre-Conference Symposium, and it will feature a red carpet and poolside reception. In addition, Honorary Membership and the Progress Medal will be conferred at the SMPTE Centennial Gala on Friday, Oct. 28. Both events will take place in the Ray Dolby Ballroom.
The Archival Technology Medal Award recognizes significant technical advancements or contributions related to the invention or development of technology, techniques, workflows, or infrastructure for the long-term storage, archive, or preservation of media content essence. The 2016 award will be presented to Daniel Teruggi for his contributions to the preservation of the world’s audiovisual cultural heritage in his leadership of the Presto European Commission Research and Innovation Projects. Through a series of Presto projects, Teruggi has directed the efforts of hundreds of scientists and researchers from dozens of academic and commercial entities in their investigations of archival technology from the broadest possible perspective. No aspect of the complex set of challenges facing media archiving has been left unexamined by the Presto projects. Teruggi’s efforts have resulted in the development of new tools and technologies for archival preservation and access.