Randall Dark

Biography

Back in 1986, Randall P. Dark was given the opportunity to view High Definition in Toronto for the first time and knew it was the future of images. A few short years later, after working on the High Definition production, Chasing Rainbows for CBC, he founded HD Vision in New York City and Dallas. The company’s mandate was to specialize in the growth of High Definition, launching Dark into the position of technological and creative visionary worldwide. An undisputed pioneer in the emerging industry.

During the transition from Analog Broadcast Television to Digital, Randall was selected to produce and direct demonstration programs that would test the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee)system. He was also responsible for the first live, High Definition closed-circuit broadcast of a major sporting event to Washington DC so that members of the FCC and Congress would have an opportunity to experience High Definition and determine if it was a viable new system for the United States. During the transition, many Television stations consulted with Randall for everything from what equipment to purchase to the basic question, "Why should we convert to HD?" He became recognized as the High Definition "Guru" and was featured in dozens of magazine articles and cover stories.

In the last 2 decades, Randall has built production and post production facilities in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles company included a state of the art Broadcast Facility. He was also responsible for building and/or running 4 High Definition mobiles. In 2007, Dark opened Randall Dark Productions, headquartered in the popular, Indy-friendly city of Austin, Texas. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is one of a select few members of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Academy of Digital Pioneers, a group recognized for their efforts implementing Digital Television in the United States. Dark also received one of the International Electronic Cinema Festival's top honors: The Pioneer Award, bestowed in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the success of HDTV. Dark also serves as the Artistic Director for the Macao China International DigitalCinema Festival which he co-founded in 2009 to showcase films from around the world.

Recognized globally as an expert in emerging technologies, Randall recently gave a Key Note address at the Creative Storage Conference in Las Vegas, the HD Summit in Los Angeles and the Production Innovations Forum in Toronto, Canada. Randall also has spoken to audiences at events including: MIPCOM, ASBAA-Hong Kong, Tokyo International Film Festival, Banff World Television Festival, National Association of Broadcaster's Convention, International Electronic Cinema Festival, Infocomm, Consumer Electronic Show, HDExpo, World Television Forum, CreaTVty Zurich, Canadian Association of Broadcasters Convention, Hollywood Post Alliance, New York State Bar Association, Bear Stearns Media Conference and NATPE.

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