(Hollywood, California--October 22, 2012) Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras – has hired Stephen Lovett to oversee the expansion of its OUTPOST mobile post production systems.
“Stephen brings to Light Iron a deep insight on software management coupled with file-based production experience,“ says CEO Michael Cioni. “He amplifies our talent base at a time when OUTPOST is already achieving results surpassing the competition.”
As a former partner at Microsoft, Stephen oversaw the development of many notable software releases for the Macintosh platform, including Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, and a Java Virtual Machine. Subsequently Stephen managed development and operations for some of Microsoft’s largest internet properties including Hotmail, MSN Messenger, and Windows Live. Before his 13 years at Microsoft, Steve was a Test Engineer in the Claris division of Apple Computer and a Program Manager of Symantec’s SAM anti-virus product.
In 2009, Stephen recognized the developments of digital cinema were as revolutionary as what had happened to personal and online computing. Says Lovett, “I was convinced that the transition to digital was inevitable in cinematography, and I wanted to putcinematic tools in the hands of more people.” He formed Uroboros Films, a boutique company that provided file-based production and post services to corporate clients in the San Francisco bay area. Stephen then joined the instructional staff for REDucation, teaching students in London, Mumbai, New York, and Los Angeles.
At Light Iron, Stephen takes on the newly created role of OUTPOST Mobile Systems Manager. His primary responsibilities include managing R&D of proprietary and third-party software associated with Light Iron’s on-set services, overseeing a team of dedicated technicians, interfacing with clients, and growing Light Iron’s educational initiatives such as OUTPOST University.
Stephen is based out of the recently opened Light Iron OUTPOST facility on Cole Avenue in Hollywood – only a mile from Light Iron’s flagship facility on De Longpre Avenue.
Outside of work, Stephen is an instrument-rated pilot and trained chef. He has been married to Linda Lovett for 30 years and is a father of three girls.
About Light Iron
Light Iron is a Hollywood-based post production facility that specializes in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras. The company offers services for feature film, episodic television, and web-bound projects at both the independent and studio level. The company distinguishes itself by providing clients state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions configured to enhance the creative process. More specifically, Light Iron offers post production solutions that minimize time, maximize image fidelity, and increase filmmakers' creative control over their projects. Recent credits include The Amazing Spider-Man (on-set data services), the upcoming Flight (on-set data services and digital intermediate), and the television series Criminal Minds (on-set data services).