EFilm, Laser Pacific, Universal Studios Sound and Industrial Light & Magic were among the victors at the sixth annual Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Awards, held at LA’s Skirball Cultural Center.
The HPA Awards acknowledge the most talented individuals working behind the scenes in motion pictures, television and commercials, as well as the most innovative technologies in post.
Honours were bestowed in a total of 12 creative categories. There were also a number of special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Creativity & Innovation, which were announced in advance.
The winners of the 2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards are:
Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process – Feature Film
The Help; Steven J. Scott/EFILM
Outstanding Color Grading – Television
Mad Men – ‘Blowing Smoke’; Tim Vincent/LaserPacific
Outstanding Color Grading - Commercial
Nissan ‘Zero’; Siggy Ferstl/Company 3
Outstanding Editing – Feature Film
The Social Network; Angus Wall, A.C.E. and Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.
Outstanding Editing – Television
Downton Abbey – Series 1 Episode 1; John Wilson, A.C.E./Carnival Film & Television
Outstanding Editing – Commercial
American Express ‘Curtain’; Chris Franklin/Big Sky Editorial
Outstanding Sound – Feature Film
Green Lantern; John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Rick Kline/Warner Bros. Post Production Services;
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers/Soundelux
Outstanding Sound - Television
House – ‘Bombshells’
Brad North, Joe DeAngelis, Luis Galdames and Jackie Oster/Universal Studios Sound
Outstanding Sound – Commercial
Dream House Trailer #1; David Brolin/Universal Studios Sound; Bill Neil/Buddha Jones Trailers
Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film
Transformers: Dark of the Moon; Jeff Sutherland, Jason Billington, Chris Balog and Ben O’Brien/ Industrial Light & Magic
Outstanding Compositing – Television
Boardwalk Empire; Paul Graff, Brian Sales, Merysa Nichols and Jesse Siglow/ Crazy Horse Effects, Inc.
Outstanding Compositing – Commercial
Jameson ‘Fire’; Dan Glass, Gabby Gourrier, Chris Bankoff and Jeff Willette/Method Studios
Lifetime Achievement Award
Cyril Drabinsky, president and CEO of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (pictured here, left, with Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Engineering Excellence Award:
Dolby Laboratories, Professional Reference Monitor
Sony Professional Solutions of America, OLED Monitor
Lightcraft Technology, Previzion
IBM, Linear Tape File System
Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
Testronic Labs, File-Based QC Lab
Steven J. Scott of EFilm, Tree of Life DI Environment
Image credit: Ryan Miller - Capture Imagining