January 11, 2008


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 Engineering Award. 

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.