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Tech Pioneer Joe Beirne Joins PostWorks New YorkVeteran producer and tech advisor says, "They just get it." (February 13, 2006)
PostWorks, New York, the east coasts most comprehensive full-service film and High Definition post facility, today announced that film and television technical pioneer and producer Joe Beirne has joined the firm in the new position of senior technical advisor. In making the announcement, PostWorks chief operating officer Rob DeMartin said that the appointment is effective immediately.
|Joe Beirne, Senior Technical Advisor, PostWorks, New York.|
The technical supervisor on Michael Moores award-winning "Fahrenheit 9/11," Martin Scorseses "No Direction Home," and Eugene Jareckis 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Why We Fight," Beirne has also produced projects ranging from M&Cos groundbreaking Talking Heads video "(Nothing but) Flowers" to Godfrey Reggios "NAQOYQATSI," the all-digital conclusion to the film trilogy which began with "KOYAANISQATSI."
?As our volume of DI work expands, our film clients have grown in numbers and in their level of technical knowledge, DeMartin said. ?Joe has been working as a consultant with clients at that level for many years, and as a regular PostWorks client, he has been integral in resolving some of the most challenging issues weve faced over the past few years. In his new role for PostWorks, Joe will ensure that we remain at the forefront of technology, and that the latest innovations will benefit our clients.
?I had come to regard Postworks as one indispensable resource for my film clients, and am genuinely thrilled to be asked to join the company at this point in its history, Beirne said. ?Postworks has developed an enviably balanced capability that combines big-iron film and tape post muscle with an open and flexible, data-focused workflow. I really admire the people and the results-oriented tech culture here: They just get it.
A New York City native, Beirne was educated at New Yorks Cooper Union and is an active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM/SIGGRAPH).
About PostWorks, New York
Since 1995, PostWorks, New York has emerged as the regions most comprehensive full-service film and High Definition post facility. The companys elite team of artists, engineers and producers have optimized its entire operation for non-linear, HD and Digital Intermediate technologies, and PostWorks further sets itself apart by offering scalable production offices, rentals and the highest level of commitment to quality and customer service. Through its Lab and SoHo and Midtown facilities, PostWorks offers one complete source for all post-production needs, including film processing and telecine/datacine services. The companys clients include Oscar winning filmmakers, network and cable television programs and award winning commercials and music videos. For more information, please call 212.894.4000 or visit www.pwny.com.
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