Vice President, Media & Production Operations, HBO
Stephen Beres currently serves as Vice President of HBO's Media, Technology & Production Operations group where he leads a west coast based team of technologists in pushing the state of the art in digital production and interactive experience for record-setting television shows like Sesame Street, West World, and Game of Thrones. Before taking over the department, Steve served as Technology Architect and was active in researching, testing and helping productions to integrate new acquisition formats and transition smoothly into the file-based world. Previously, Steve worked with FotoKem Inc. to develop the HPA Award winning nextLAB project. Before that, Steve served as Chef Technical Officer for PlasterCITY Digital Post (PCDP) an acknowledged leader and innovator in post-production processes for feature films, commercials, music videos and non-fiction programming. As the architect of PCDP's nonlinear editing facility designed around Apple Final Cut Pro central storage-Steve was a key player in developing the industry's first 4Gb SAN solution, based on Apple Xsan technology. Steve also earned distinction on television and film projects for Sony Pictures Classics, Mandalay Entertainment, Canada's YTV, Fox Sports, Comedy Central, The WB and many others. Before joining PlasterCITY, he worked with Apple as a Final Cut Pro Trainer and Video Systems Engineer. Steve's insights and experience have made him a popular guest speaker at The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) where he has served as both a board member and Governor for the Hollywood region.
16-Sep-2017HBO Camera Assessment Series - Season Five