SMPTE Nomination of Andy Maltz as ISO/TC 36 Chair

Chair Julian Pinn Concludes His Tenure After Nine Years

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) announced final approval of its nomination of Andy Maltz as 2018-2020 chair of ISO/TC 36, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) group dedicated to cinematography.

Maltz, who is managing director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council, will serve as chair-elect in 2017 as SMPTE Member Julian Pinn, the current chair, serves out his term after nine years in the role.

"I am honored to have been nominated by SMPTE for this role," said Maltz. "It is an exciting time in the development of cinema standards, and I look forward to continuing the excellent work done by Julian and the ISO/TC group as a whole."

Maltz is responsible for developing and implementing the Academy's Science and Technology Council's operational plan, for administering the Council's day-to-day operations, for allocating individual contributions to selected Council initiatives, and for representing the Academy on science and technology issues at industry, government, and academic forums. Maltz co-authored "The Digital Dilemma" and "The Digital Dilemma 2," the Academy's landmark reports on long-term preservation of digital motion pictures. He is the project director for the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), an industry-developed platform for color management, digital image interchange, and long-term archiving.

ISO/TC 36 is responsible for the standardization of definitions, dimensions, methods of measurement, and test and performance characteristics relating to materials and apparatuses used in silent and sound motion-picture photography; in sound recording and reproduction related thereto; in the installation and characteristics of projection and sound reproduction equipment; in laboratory work; and in standards relating to sound and picture films used in television.

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