Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Inc. is a professional membership association of engineers working in the motion imaging industries. It advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. The association publishes the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and develops standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. Its members include motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students. Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Inc. was formerly known as Society of Motion Picture Engineers, Inc. and changed its na...
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to Board of Governors
Jan 20 15
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(TM) (SMPTE(TM)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions. Paul Stechly has been appointed SMPTE finance vice president to complete the term of Matthew Goldman, who was elected in October to serve as the Society's executive vice president. William C. Miller will take on the role of SMPTE membership vice president, and Douglas Sheer will serve as New York Region governor. Andrew Setos will serve as Hollywood Region governor, replacing Clyde Smith, who is stepping down in conjunction with his retirement. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, has reappointed Bob Edge and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors along with the newly appointed Paul Treleaven. Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, has reappointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick as education directors. Karl Kuhn was reappointed to serve as the North American membership director, with additional appointments to follow. SMPTE 2015 Newly Appointed Officers and Directors: Paul Stechly, SMPTE Finance Vice President- Stechly is president of Applied Electronics Limited. He joined Applied Electronics in 1983 when he founded and operated the Audio Visual Division, and he assumed the role of president in 1998. William C. Miller, SMPTE Membership Vice President- Miller is president of Miltag Media Technology LLC, a consultancy specializing in technical standards for television and related industries. He has been a broadcaster for 40 years, earning an Emmy(TM) Award for his contributions to ABC's coverage of the XV Olympic Winter Games, and has been actively involved in the development of television standards for more than 25 years. Andrew G. Setos, Hollywood Region Governor- Setos is CEO of BLACKSTAR Engineering Inc. and the founder and chairman of SellThruCo Inc. During a 24-year stint at the Fox Group, he rose to president of engineering and was involved in almost every aspect of content creation and distribution. Douglas I. Sheer, New York Region Governor- Sheer is CEO and chief analyst of D.I.S. Consulting Corporation, a research partner of the NAB Show. Formerly a hands-on producer/editor/colorist, he was advertising manager of JVC USA at the launch of VHS technology, and at advertising agency Ted Bates was account supervisor of Panasonic, Matsushita, and Technics accounts. Bob Edge, SMPTE Standards Director- Edge, who is president of Bob Edge TV Consulting, has been active in television standards work for more than 20 years, participating in projects with SMPTE, IEEE, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the European Broadcast Union (EBU), Video Services Forum (VSF), and the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), among other organizations. Paul Treleaven, SMPTE Standards Director- Treleaven is Secretary of the SMPTE 30MR TC, having chaired this and other SMPTE standards groups. He is a member of the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) Technical Task Group, representing the IABM at SMPTE and the Audio Engineering Society (AES) standards meetings and EBU technology committee meetings. Howard Lukk, SMPTE Standards Director- Lukk is the former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, where he was responsible for helping to incorporate new technologies into the studio workflow. Karl Kuhn, North American Membership Director- Kuhn is the senior video systems applications engineer at Tektronix, where he supports digital audio and video, compression, Internet pro tocol, file-based, and radio frequency test and measurement. He holds three U.S. patents and one Japanese patent that cover in-service testing of digital broadcast video. Michael DeValue, SMPTE Education Director- DeValue is the director of advanced technology at The Walt Disney Studios, where he is responsible for standards, as well as for researching new technologies -- such as 3D, 4K, and high dynamic range -- related to content distribution. V. Michael Bove, SMPTE Education Director- Bove holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in visual studies, and a doctorate in media technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is the head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Laboratory. Peter Putman, SMPTE Education Director- Putman is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C. and consults on technology and economic trends in display devices, wireless connectivity, display interfacing, video compression, and mobile electronics.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Announces 2014 Director Appointments
Feb 27 14
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors. Edge, who is president of Bob Edge TV Consulting, has been active in television standards work for more than 18 years, participating in projects with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Video Services Forum (VSF), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), SMPTE, and other organizations. Morgan is founder and president of Metaglue Corporation. Spanning more than 30 years, his career in the television industry includes roles as director of engineering and senior consulting engineer at Convergence Corporation, Sony Corporation, and Avid Technology. Lukk is vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, where he is responsible for helping to incorporate new technologies into the workflow of the studio. He is a SMPTE Fellow and an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Devlin has worked for more than 25 years in all aspects of media, and today, as AmberFin chief technical officer (CTO), he leads the company's technology strategy. He is a member of the Internal Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), a SMPTE Fellow, and a recipient of SMPTE's David Sarnoff Medal and the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society's (BKSTS)' Achievement Award. Kuhn is senior video systems applications engineer at Tektronix, a role in which he supports digital audio and video, compression, Internet protocol (IP), file-based, and radio frequency (RF) test and measurement.