Category Archives: visual effects

Motion Picture And TV Engineers To Honor Paul Debevec

Paul Debevec is among the honorees to be included at the Annual SMPTE Awards Gala.  On October 26, 2017 SMPTE, the Society Of Motion Picture And Television Engineers will honor Paul Debevec with the SMPTE Progress Medal for his contributions to visual effects technology.  Paul Debevec’s work enables studios to reproduce real-world lighting condition.  Paul Debevec is known for his development of high dynamic range photography.  He pioneered the use of HDR light-probes to recover lighting from real environments.  This technology adds to the realism of modern visual effects.  His work is used in virtually every movie and television show that includes photo-realistic lighting. Debevec is currently adjunct professor at University Of Southern California’s Institute For Creative Technologies and Senior Staff Engineer at Google VR. Find out more about Paul Debevec’s work here:

Paul Debevec at 2013 VIEW Conference

Paul Debevec explains the history and development of the technology that he has pioneered.  The practical application of high dynamic range technology is well illustrated in this interesting and informative talk from the 2013 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

This video was published a year ago but it is recommended viewing for anyone interested in understanding more about HDR technology.