October 22, 2013 7:05am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Matt Cowan and Garrett Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants
Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith have joined Entertainment Technology Consultants.
Cowan, one of the original co-founders of ETC, rejoins the company as chief innovation engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of senior creative liaison.
Most recently, Cowan held the position of chief scientific officer at RealD. He chairs SMPTE’s onscreen light measurement study group and teaches color science and digital cinema courses for universities and industry forums.
Smith previously spent decades as head of mastering and production technology at Paramount Pictures. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers’ Technology Committee and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council.
H. Loren Nielsen, ETC president and co-founder, said in a statement: “The industry is evolving rapidly. … I cannot imagine two people I would rather have on board to help guide the transition than Matt and Garrett.”