Dr. Siegfried Fößel, who leads the Moving Picture Technologies department at Fraunhofer IIS, has been appointed as the new head of the Technology study program at the University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich. Alongside his industry duties, he will be joining the department chair Prof. Peter C. Slansky in advancing current developments in this HFF department.
Prof. Peter C. Slansky, executive professor at HFF Munich, said: “Siegfried Fößel from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits brings to our department his experience as an internationally distinguished researcher in the field of motion picture technologies, with a specialization in film and cinema as well as a special focus on applications ranging from immersive media to virtual reality. This association is a great asset both to our instruction and our technical management, while also opening up, to interested HFF students, totally new opportunities of involvement in research projects in the above-mentioned fields.”
Siegfried Fößel said: “During my almost 20-year involvement in the technical field of digital cinema and media technology, my collaboration with partners from the creative side has always been a special source of fascination and inspiration. This adds to the pleasure with which I look forward to the opportunity, as a departmental head at HFF Munich, to link technology with creativity!”
In addition to his work at Fraunhofer IIS and the Technology study program at HFF, Fößel is active in numerous networks. He is the speaker of the Fraunhofer Digital Media Alliance; a regular guest of both the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC); the chairman of the Fernseh- and Kinotechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (German Association of Television and Film Technology, FKTG); and a board member and regional governor of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). For his outstanding work with digital image technology, as well as his innovative solutions for the media industry, Fößel was honored with the 2014 Joseph von Fraunhofer Award, and in 2015 was named a SMPTE Fellow.
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