On-set dailies and transcoding systems developer Colorfront has appointed Bill Feightner as its new chief technology officer.

Feightner began his career as technical director of Compact Video, before moving on to similar roles at Laser Edit and Composite Image Systems (CIS).

He was co-founder and, most recently, CTO and executive vice-president of technology at EFilm Digital Laboratories (part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group).

Based in California, Feightner will lead Colorfront’s services and consulting business.

He will also drive the development of Colorfront’s tools into new areas of colour and image-science, calibration, as well as remote, collaborative production and post-production operations.

Colorfront managing director Aron Jaszberenyi said: “Bill is an icon, recognised industry-wide as one of the top image science experts in the field.

“We worked closely with him at EFilm for over a decade, and have been continually impressed by how his cutting-edge vision as a champion of file-based workflows has gone on to be accepted as the mainstream.

“His expertise will be invaluable as Colorfront further expands into high-end image processing, custom development, consulting and other workflow services.”

Feightner’s appointment at Colorfront coincides with him being awarded the 2013 Technicolor/Herbert T. Kalmus Medal by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) for his extensive contribution to the art and science of digital motion picture film image science.

In 2007, he received a technical achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for the creation of a Digital Color Separation process for the archival of motion pictures.

He also received an Emmy Award for special effects work on the TV series Moonlighting, plus a Monitor Award for the opening segment of The Magical World Of Disney.