September 27, 2011 9:09pm PT by Gregg Kilday
Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor EFILM's Steven J. Scott and Testronic Labs
The Hollywood Post Alliance will honor Testronic Labs and Steven J. Scott of EFILM with its Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production at its HPA Awards Ceremony, which will be held Nov. 10 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
The honorees, selected by a blue-ribbon judging panel, are being recognized for demonstrating “a notable step in post production through innovative thinking and execution of concept from a technical, creative or efficiency perspective.”
EFILM’s Scott was cited for his work on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life for developing a digital intermediate process that fostered “creative consensus between the DP, Director and VFX Supervisor” and for “enabling filters to film out to a hi-con stock and creating proprietary Look Up Tables (LUTS) allowing for the widet range of information latitude possible.”
Testronic Labs earned recognition for its File-Based QC Lab, “an innovative, ground-up design third party facility, implementing technology and an automated workflow for QC of the end-to-end file-based post production workflow, from mastering to consumer deliverables.”
HPA president Leon Silverman said, “The Creativity and Innovation Award was created to identify and honor outstanding contributions from individuals and organizations from within our post production community. The HPA takes pride in recognizing EFILM’s Steven Scott for his role in the creative expression of Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life and to Testronic for their File Based Laboratory. These significant accomplishments represent the best of the deeply creative and innovative process and activities for which our post production community is known and is too rarely recognized. It is the HPA’s great pleasure to be able to honor and celebrate this outstanding work. “