POSTWORKS ADDS TO WEST COAST TEAM
Houston brings over 25 years of experience in the application of
digital imaging technology and computer graphics to his new position.
He began his career in 1986 at Walt Disney Feature Animation as a tech
guru and ultimately became a senior technical director. His development
of the first digital production system for animated features earned him
a 1992 Academy Science and Engineering Award.
In the years that followed, Houston was VP of digital production for
Sony Pictures Imageworks, digital effects supervisor and head of CGI
for Pacific Ocean Post, and producer/head of film projects for
Mainframe Entertainment. At Pacific Title and Art Studios, during
the company's transition to digital offerings, Houston was head of
image quality and digital mastering, where he developed proprietary
color management, DI, digital cinema mastering, digital subtitling and
captioning capabilities, as well as a digital YCM archival separation
process which in 2007 earned him his second Academy Science and
Houston is currently the Chair of the Academy of Motion Pictures Image
Interchange Framework committee, a project of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council to improve
workflows and color management for digital productions. An active
member of ACM SIGGRAPH and the American Society of Cinematographers'
Technology Committee, he has also been a key contributor to SMPTE
standards projects for more than 20 years.
Jeff Quinn brings over 20 years of post production engineering
expertise to his new position at PostWorks. He spent the past 11 years
with Ascent Media, fulfilling divisional roles of chief engineer,
director of engineering and other senior engineering positions. His
accomplishments with Ascent include serving as the senior engineering
design and implementation team member for the 100,000 square foot
Ascent Media Digital Media Distribution Center, which opened in 2006.
He specifically oversaw multi-resolution mastering and imaging
workflows for the new facility, which consolidated eight existing post
facilities under one roof.