Portrait Displays gets a mention

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the HP DreamColor Display and its developers with the Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) for the impact it has made in film, providing affordable, consistent and stable colour throughout the film production process.

The award was received at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. John Frederick, Bob Myers, Karl Rasche and Tom Lianza of HP were recognised at the ceremony for the development of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display. HP DreamColor Displays were used in a number of the films nominated for the 2015 Best Visual Effects categories and Best Animated Film, including: Weta Digital for visual effects on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and DreamWorks Animation for Best Animated Feature Film, “How to Train Your Dragon 2”.

“HP DreamColor Displays were an essential part of our workflow for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,'” said Joe Letteri, senior visual effects supervisor, Weta Digital. “We couldn’t have matched the contrast and subtle tones of the film without it.”

The DreamColor Display was made with help from Portrait Displays, who got a mention in Frederick’s acceptance speech.