About

The Advanced Imaging Society was formed in 2009 by our industry’s creative stakeholders including The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Sony, Paramount, IMAX, Dolby, Panasonic, MasterImage and others to advance the creative arts and sciences of stereoscopic 3D.

As new cutting edge technologies including high dynamic range (HDR), virtual reality (VR), high frame rate (HFR), and 4K come to the forefront, the Society has been charged with “informing the content pipeline” of professionals on these emerging innovations.

With chapters in the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, the E.U., India and the U.K., the organization serves thousands of professional participants in over 20 countries active in improving the arts and technologies of advanced imaging. The organization hosts professional education seminars and awards throughout the world.

Mission

EDUCATE, CONNECT, RECOGNIZE

To be the world’s foremost advocate of unparalleled visual experiences through innovation in technology and in the creative arts.

The society serves as the definitive resource for educating the entertainment community, connecting its professionals and recognizing excellence in the art and science of advanced imaging.

Educate through peer to peer learning, seminars, screening, and professional workshops.
Connect creative and technology professionals across industries to share best practices and key learnings.
Recognize impact and innovation in creative and technological achievement by a body of their peers.

 

Jim ChabinJim Chabin
President

At the request of Hollywood studio stakeholders in 2009, Jim was asked to form the Society to advance the arts and sciences of 3D and other advanced imaging technologies.

Jim has served as President of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Prime Time Emmys), President of Promax/BDA (The Worldwide Organization of Television Marketing Professionals), Head of Promotions for E! Entertainment Television, Head of West Coast Marketing for the CBS Television Stations, as a sales executive for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles and as President / General Manager of radio stations KISS AM-FM in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. He has served as Vice President of the California Broadcasters Association, as a member of The Prism Awards Board of Directors, as an advisor to the Environmental Media Association, and has lectured at the UCLA and USC Schools of Broadcasting and Film. Chabin has also served as a Corporate Advisor to TIVO during its public offering and to .TV during its development and introduction as an internet domain. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

In his capacities, over the last seven years, Chabin has logged over one million air miles to host, market, or executive produce more than 100 events in Hollywood, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Athens, Mumbai, London, Moscow and Berlin. In 2005, Chabin led efforts which resulted in being approved by the Chinese government to hold the first Marketing Conference ever for Chinese Television Professionals in (Chengdu), China.

Lisa GerberLisa Gerber
Director, Board & Corporate Relations

After moving to Los Angeles from Europe in the early 90’s, Lisa worked both on and off camera in TV and film for many years. She was a casting associate on shows for CBS and FOX, a casting director on independent music videos, and coordinated voice talent for such blockbusters as “The Fantastic Four” and “Iron Man”. Also a seasoned writer and comedic performer herself, Lisa developed and taught the “Business of Show Business” program at the Acting Corps in North Hollywood. She cultivated corporate relationships through her consulting work with the Producers Guild, and oversaw board relations as the Executive Director of the Brentwood Homeowner’s Association where she coordinated over fifteen high profile community events. She has her BA from Emerson College and Masters in Education from Pepperdine University.

PatPatrick Dunn
Chief Financial OfficerPatrick Dunn is a CPA and President of Dunn & Pariser, a firm providing personalized business management, accounting, financial consulting, and taxation services to companies and individuals to meet their financial and business needs. The emphasis of Dunn & Pariser has been with entertainment and professional athletes.