SmallHD announces that its innovative monitor platform has been awarded a 2023 Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy® from the Television Academy. This prestigious accolade recognizes SmallHD’s significant contributions to advancing the television industry through its exceptional engineering, scientific achievements, and technological breakthroughs.

Receiving the Emmy for the SmallHD team are Jeffrey Gray, Russell Hocken, Barrett Phillips, and Greg Smokler. Additional key contributions were made by Norbert Ingram, Mike Claes, Blake Johnson, and the entirety of the SmallHD research and development team.

“SmallHD has always been laser-focused on one goal: build the best possible tools for technicians and artists to monitor their creative vision,” says Greg Smokler, VP of Cine Products for Creative Solutions. “Our teams put so much love and care into every aspect of this technology, so it really is a huge honor to see that effort recognized by the Academy with this award.”

SmallHD’s monitors have become ubiquitous in the production landscape by empowering crews with unparalleled image quality, brightness, rugged durability, and universal connectivity–all powered by the intuitive PageOS software. SmallHD focuses design and ergonomics on deeply collaborative relationships with professionals on set.

SmallHD’s monitor platform features a custom architecture designed entirely in-house, which allows for continuous expansion of features and connectivity and future-proofing. From the compact on-camera Smart 5 and Smart 7 series to the 4K production monitor line, SmallHD has created a unified and cohesive series of monitors that allow for accurate and consistent viewing and color reproduction across different cameras and applications, ensuring a consistent creative vision from set to final output.

SmallHD wishes to thank the following camera people for their constant testing and constructive feedback over the years: Focus Pullers Simon England, Dan Ming, and Bob Smathers; DITs Chris Bolton, Rohan Chitraker,  Lonny Danler, Steve Harnell, Jason Johnson, Ryan Nguyen, Calvin Reibman, Raul Riveros, Christian Saure and Kyle Spicer; DPs Ed Lachman ASC, Claudio Miranda ASC, and Armando Salas ASC, and many, many others.

The Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Award is presented to an individual, company or organization for developments in engineering, science, and technology that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the production, recording, transmission or reception of television and thereby have elevated the storytelling process.

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.