NEW YORK — Full service production and post studio Harbor Picture Company (www.harborpicturecompany.com) has hired 20-year industry veteran Corey Stewart as its new chief technology officer. Stewart joins the studio from Technicolor/PostWorks New York, where he served as chief engineer since 2008. During that time, he designed and managed integration of a large scale routing control system based on Pro-Bel and NVision routers, created a KVM switching infrastructure to increase room flexibility & production, and managed engineering teams during acquisitions and management changes.
Prior to his role as chief engineer, Stewart was instrumental in building the company during its beginning years as online editor, Avid support technician, and lead engineer. Earlier on in his career, he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he studied film and video, with an editorial concentration, taught film production classes, and worked as an After Effects designer & assistant editor at Harvey’s Place. He has been credited as digital intermediate engineer for numerous feature films and television shows. Stewart is a member of the Hollywood Professional Association, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and Digital Cinema Technology, among others.
The hiring comes at a time of immense growth at Harbor, both from new business and existing clientele. Most recently, the company worked on Arrival, Beauty and the Beast, and Showtime’s Billions. Harbor also launched Harbor Grand in August of 2015, a multi-million-dollar studio servicing audio mixing for tentpole theatrical projects, complete with the largest theatrical mix stage in New York. With seating for 60, the stage has a 28-foot screen, 26-foot ceiling height and 60-foot throw, and is equipped with Dolby Atmos, IMAX, 7.1 and Euphonix System 5 & 6 mixers.