Codex (www.codexdigital.com), the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and television production, has recruited Jurgen Kantenwein as its new head of technical marketing. Kantenwein brings over twenty years of experience in digital film workflow to Codex, gained from working with renowned production and post production companies worldwide, and will take a lead role in developing and marketing the company’s current and next-generation products for motion picture and high-end TV production and post.
Among his career milestones, Kantenwein was a founder, CTO and director of The Posthouse AG in Hamburg and The Posthouse Ltd in Wellington, New Zealand, from 1999 to 2003. During this time he oversaw the ground-breaking deployment of some of the world’s first DI grading systems on Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, helping to co-develop the colour grading software used on these movies, which is now Autodesk’s Lustre system. Prior to this Kantenwein consulted as a systems integrator to high-end post houses in Germany and London, including Das Werk, Optical Art, Cinemedia and VTR Group (now Prime Focus).
Kantenwein joins Codex after working for a decade as a technical consultant on 2D and 3D stereo digital film, DI and post production system design and installations for facilities across Europe and Asia – including Molinare in London, Focus Fox Studios in Budapest, Hamburg Media School, Elektrofilm in Berlin, Deutsche Telecom T- Online in Frankfurt, plus Filmlab, Century Communications and Pixion in India. Most recently he project-managed the design and installation of an innovative, 4K, data-centric workflow at Spice Shop, a leading post-production facility in Bangkok, Thailand.
“Jurgen has a remarkable depth and breadth of data-based workflow knowledge, accumulated over many years working with leading companies around the world,” said Sarah Priestnall, VP of market development at Codex. “His experience and insight into the evolving digital media landscape is invaluable for Codex as the company puts increased momentum into its existing and future product strategies that balance the artistic needs of creative filmmakers with the latest advances in technology.”
“Smart system design and supporting the integration of new, innovative technologies into high-end media and entertainment companies are great fascinations to me,” said Kantenwein. “So I jumped at the chance to work with the remarkable brand that is Codex. In this new technical marketing role, it will be my task to focus on providing new and improved workflow solutions that meet the needs of customers in a dynamic marketplace – today and tomorrow.”
Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company’s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation. www.codexdigital.com.