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da Vinci Names Master Colorists at NAB2005 Ceremony

da Vinci announced the winning entries in the four categories of the competition (April 20, 2005)

At  ceremony on April 19 at NAB2005, da Vinci announced the winning entries in the four categories of the competition. The winners this year are:

  • Category: Theatrical release
    • Project: Travelers and Magicians
    • Facitlity: Digital Pictures Sydney
    • Colorist: Siggy Ferstl
  • Category: TV and long format
    • Project: C.S.I. -- Down the Drain
    • Facitlity: The Post Group L.A
    • Colorist: Paul Westerbeck
  • Category: Commercials
    • Project: Northwest Airlines
    • Facitlity: Encore Hollywood
    • Colorist:  Laura Jans Fazio
  • Category: Music video
    • Project: Caroline Neron-Restemais
    • Facitlity: Vision Globale Montreal
    • Colorist: Etienne Patry 

da Vinci's annual Master Colorist Awards competitionNico Mueller, senior colorist at Technicolor Montreal, a past winner in the theatrical release category and one of this year's judges, commented, "The quality and the variety of the work being done by colorists on da Vinci systems is quite staggering, and the creativity of the colorists continues to be extremely impressive. Choosing the best from among entries on this level is really attempting to select the best of the best, and is very difficult indeed."

"Everyone at da Vinci continues to be in awe of the work that our users do every day and the creative input they contribute to the art and entertainment we enjoy," said Tony Fox, director of marketing at da Vinci. "We want to thank everyone for their participation in this event, and we are very happy to be able to show this small bit of appreciation for their work."

da Vinci will be showing the winning Master Colorist entries along with their own award- winning technology for the duration of the show (through April 21) on their booth, C6207, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit them at the show or go to the da Vinci website,, for more information on the company's leading color enhancements systems and image restoration products.

About da Vinci Systems®, LLC

da Vinci Systems, an Acterna Inc. company, is the leading provider of color enhancement and image restoration products used in post-production facilities worldwide. Incorporating the company's Emmy® Award-winning technology, da Vinci's products support SDTV, HDTV, data, and digital film. Since the introduction of the company's first color corrector in 1984, da Vinci has been a front-runner in the field of image enhancement, shaping color enhancement into the vital role it holds in post production today. The company is headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Germany, and Singapore.

Visit da Vinci at NAB2005, Booth C6207

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