Meet John Galt
Creative COW Magazine Writer, Web Writer
Woodland Hills, California USA
Galt is currently the Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital
Imaging at Panavision’s corporate office. His responsibilities at
Panavision include the development of digital imaging technologies in
support of Panavision's core motion picture and television production
was project leader of the group that, with Panavision’s technology
partner Sony, developed the “Genesis” digital cinematography
camera. Prior to Genesis, Galt was also responsible for the
“Panavized” version of the Sony HDW-F900 first used by George
Lucas on StarWars episode 2.
Galt was previously employed as Vice President, High Definition
Technology Development for Sony Pictures High Definition Center. His
main responsibilities were the integration of electronic and film
imaging systems. This included film preservation, High Definition
film transfer systems and electronic cinema. Galt was project leader
of the group that designed and built the first High Definition
Telecine in North America.
Prior to Joining
Sony in 1988 Galt was president of Northernlight & Picture Corporation
in Toronto, Canada. Northernlight & Picture was the co-producer
along with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of "Chasing
Rainbows" a fourteen-hour drama series, the first to be produced
and photographed using high definition video technology. John Galt
was also Director of Photography on this project.
holds numerous U.S., British, and Japanese patents in film and
electronic imaging related areas.
Articles by John Galt
The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels
John Galt, Panavision Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital Imaging, led the team that created the Genesis camera, was responsible for the F900 "Star Wars" camera, and continues to play a leading role in guiding future digital cinema technologies. In this wide-ranging, no-holds barred conversation, John cuts through what he calls the intentional obfuscation of "marketing pixels," and explores the range of high resolution and high frame rate options that are becoming available to filmmakers.