The SMPTE has decided to elevate SBC member Kommer Kleijn to SMPTE Society Fellow status. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the motion-picture, television, or related industries, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in media and entertainment.
Kommer notes: As I have been representing IMAGO for more than 14 years in SMPTE, it is my view that this is an honor for SBC and IMAGO, as much as it is to me. 🙂
About Kommer Kleijn, SBC:
Kommer Kleijn SBC is an award winning Cinematographer, a digital imaging pioneer, a visual effects and motion control specialist and a renowned stereographer. He is also active in perception research, technology development and standardization. At the forefront of the digital revolution, he was the first to shoot digital cinematography in more than 2K, the first to shoot digitally for a large format movie, and pioneered the now common single chip large sensor digital cinematography technique. He went on pioneering stereography for the first 3DTV direct live broadcasts in Belgium, France, Italy, and the first live 3D Eurovision show. In 2011 he worked on the first theatrical HFR feature that used a short exposure time per frame. He designed a commercial motion control rig for stop motion animation, participates in the development of a new kind of loudspeakers and was bestowed with a number of technical achievement, festival and honorary awards.
He is a filmschool teacher, an instructor in workshops for professionals, he chaired the IMAGO technical committee for a decade and served on the board of SBC, UP3D and EDCF. He chaired SMPTE 21DC Additional Frame Rates Groups for 14 years, creating new artistic choices for cinematographers, directors and stereographers through additional DCP frame rates. He is a regular speaker on international image technology and 3D events. Find more at www.kommer.com
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, or SMPTE, is defining the future of storytelling. The Society’s mission is to enable the technical framework that allows the global professional community to make media for artistic, educational, and entertainment purposes and to distribute that content for the benefit and enjoyment of people worldwide. As a global, volunteer-driven society of technologists, developers, and creatives, SMPTE is engaged in driving the quality and evolution of motion pictures, television, and professional media. The Society sets industry standards that help businesses maximize their markets more cost-effectively, provides relevant education that supports members’ career growth, and fosters an engaged and diverse membership community. Find more at www.smpte.org