Harry Mathias, President of Photonica Video Display Systems.
was Director of Digital Cinema Technology and the senior Technical executive at NEC Digital Cinema. Prior to NEC, Mr. Mathias was Director of Digital Cinema, America at Barco Digital Cinema. Mr. Mathias was Director of Motion Picture Technology, Worldwide, for Schneider Optics; and Senior Consultant to the CEO of Panavision Inc. (under 3 CEO's). He was a Founding Member of the SMPTE DC28 D-Cinema standards committee and has been elected as a Board Director of ICTA for 2 terms.
Mr. Mathias is a published author with many books and articles to his credit. Mr. Mathias was a motion picture Director of Photography on 18 feature films, 21 network television dramatic shows, and many national commercials. Mr. Mathias also was nominated for an Academy Award in 1980. He received both his Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, Television, Film, and Broadcast Engineering and his Master’s Degree in Media Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Electrical Engineering, from San Francisco State University.