Australia Section 2019 Honourees
Citation for Outstanding Service to the Society
In recognition of his contributions to the SMPTE Australia Section, in particular, the biennial conference. Andrew has served as a Manager of the Australia Section since 2015. He participated in the production of the Section’s biennial conference, serving as program chair in 2017 and 2019, and facing the challenges of changing the venue and name of the conference. In 2019, he expanded the conference program to include master classes and workshops, and extended alliances with the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS), Women in Film and Technology (WIFT), and the Studio, a start-up incubator for the media and gaming industry.
In recognition of his contributions to the SMPTE Australia Section over the past five years. As a Section Manager, John has ensured a consistent slate of Section meetings covering a broad range of topics. His efforts resulted in increased attendance and membership growth. In addition to producing meetings, John also records the minutes of the Section Board meetings and manages the document archives of the Section. His proactive approach to Section management and reliability as a team-player epitomises SMPTE Section leadership.
In recognition of his longtime dedication to the Society and more than 40 years of service to the Standards Community. As a member of numerous Drafting Groups, he has worked continuously to maintain the quality of standards and the work of the committees at a level of global excellence. Dare is a Life Fellow of SMPTE and the recipient of the first SMPTE Excellence in Standards Award in 2009. He has authored many standards related to the compression, encryption, and formatting of audiovisual content for storage on analog and digital tape and carriage across serial interfaces.