Jerry Pooler

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In his capacity as Executive Director, Creative, of Cinesite Hollywood, Jerry Pooler assists directors, producers, cinematographers and restoration specialists to realize their creative vision through digital film technology. Jerry communicates this vision to Cinesite’s restoration and mastering staff, and assigns and oversees the work of producers, compositors, paint artists and restoration technicians. Established in 1992, Cinesite Hollywood–a Kodak subsidiary–is one of the most respected postproduction facilities in the world, offering digital intermediate and mastering, digital restoration, and scanning and recording services.

In this role, Jerry has recently supervised several major feature film restorations including Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot and To Kill a Mockingbird.

In 1968, he began his career at Consolidated Film Industries in Los Angeles. When John Dykstra, ASC, organized Apogee in Van Nuys in 1978, Pooler was among the first optical camera operators hired by the new visual effects facility. Pooler worked on such breakthrough visual effects films as Firefox and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

In October 1992, Jerry was hired by Cinesite when they were gearing up to begin the first ever frame-by-frame full-length feature digital restoration, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for the Walt Disney Company.

For Jerry, the “Snow White” project marked his personal transition from the optical to the digital world. He subsequently supervised both small and large digital restoration projects including the Walt Disney classic films, Sleeping Beauty and Fantasia. Jerry believes that many people in the film industry are just becoming aware of the potential financial and cultural value of films in their libraries. “Some classic films have recovered digital restoration costs days after the box-office opens when they are re-released,” he says.

Jerry has also overseen numerous VFX projects at Cinesite as a Visual Effects Supervisor, including: Lethal Weapon 4, Titanic, Gattaca, The 13th Warrior, Wonder Boys, Deep Blue Sea, The 6th Day, Bandits, Red Dragon, The Big Bounce and Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation film, The Last Days.

Jerry has been a member of First Entertainment for over ten years. Jerry reports, “The nice part is, I never have to think about it. I always know they’re there for me when I need them, with no hassles, grief or typical bank attitude.” Thanks, Jerry. We’re proud to have you and the Cinesite Hollywood team as part of the family.

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