Netflix’s Reed Hastings Receives Engineering Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award

"The ARRI SkyPanel is a family of ultra-bright LED soft lights. These fixtures have optimized the production lighting workflow and have been widely adopted throughout the television industry."
Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award The Philo T.
V-Ray – Chaos
Massive – Stephen Regelous
"Scriptation automates the tedious process of transferring handwritten notes, annotations and verbal comments to a script and redistributing to all departments."
(Presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments that considerably improve existing methods or innovations that materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.)
"Teradek Bolt 4K is a zero-delay, wireless video transmission system for on-set monitoring, offering high-quality wireless video integrated into the workflow."
Golaem Crowd – Golaem
Besides Hastings' award, here are this year's other Engineering Emmy honorees:
"Massive is a pioneering software package that first gave artists the ability to simulate crowds using an artificial intelligence-based approach."
"Golaem Crowd helps artists to populate television shows, films and game cinematics in minutes by procedurally animating thousands of characters with advanced behaviors in real-time and with complete artistic control."
"Arnold is a photo-realistic, stochastic, ray-tracing renderer widely used by visual effects and animation studios around the world."
Mendez P., Franco Zuccar Scriptation – Steve Vitolo, Felipe A.
The Charles F. Jenkins honor recognizes "a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering." In the case of Hastings, he was singled out for coming up with the idea of Netflix in 1997 as a subscription-based movie-rental service, and eventually evolving it into internet TV and developing "game-changing algorithms that recommended programming to subscribers that track and reflect their viewing preferences."
Cedar Studio – Cedar Audio Ltd.
Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, one of several Engineering Emmys that the org announced on Thursday. Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings has been given the Television Academy's Charles F.
Arnold Global Illumination Rendering System – Marcos Fajardo, Alan King, Thiago Ize
Netflix already received an Engineering Emmy in 2012. Now, "the major patent portfolio that Netflix has developed, combined with the scale of service delivery, widespread market use of the services and the validation of an alternative business model for television distribution is changing the television industry in fundamental ways," the org said. Hastings has positioned Netflix to significantly alter and to continue to affect the state of television technology and engineering." "With these and other innovations in the way television content is conceived, produced, packaged, distributed and marketed, Mr.
21, at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Los Angeles' LA Live complex. The 73rd Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor individuals, companies and organizations for developments in broadcast technology, will take place on Thursday, Oct. Kirsten Vangsness ("Criminal Minds") will host for the sixth consecutive year.
“It has been a challenging year for the television production community; but despite the pandemic, production has come back and with it a host of new technologies that are being used to help the storytelling process,” said committee chair John Leverence. They run the gamut from high-end, computer-generated special effects to lighting enhancements; audio tools; script-note technology; and systems that help maintain distancing protocols.”” /> “This year a wide range of technologies are being recognized.
"Chaos' V-Ray is a physically based rendering and adaptive ray tracing solution used to create photo-realistic visual effects in episodic production since 2003."
Teradek Bolt 4K – Nicolaas Verheem, Marius van der Watt, Dennis Scheftner, Zvi Reznic
Engineering Emmys
This year’s eight recipients:
(Honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have substantially impacted television technology and engineering.)
ARRI SkyPanel – ARRI
“Engineers, scientists and technologists are a vital part of our industry and are key to the continuing evolution of television,” said TV Academy chairman/CEO Frank Scherma. “These extraordinary pioneers and groundbreaking companies we are honoring have advanced the medium and elevate storytelling to a worldwide audience.”
Recipient: Dolby Laboratories
"Since its founding in 1965 by Ray Dolby, Dolby Laboratories has been a significant innovator and contributor to the television industry in audio and imaging technology."
"Cedar Studio was developed specifically to meet the needs of audio professionals in the field of film and television post-production."

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