Joel SilverPresident and FounderJoel Silver is the President and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc., which was incorporated in 1994 to introduce video image quality calibration services into consumer electronics.
He volunteers as the chair of the CEA and CEDIA committee on Home Theater Video recommended practices.
He also is the producer of the HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD.
His work on advancing HDTV image quality was covered in the NY Times, the LA Times, Popular Mechanics, Wired and numerous A/V publications here and abroad.
He has run research projects for the California Energy Commission documenting how video calibration produces significant energy savings.
He has been involved in and consulted for high-end video, high-end audio, telemedicine, medical management, Microsoft Media Center Edition PCs and the Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship program at the W. Averill Harriman School of Management.
In the A/V industry, he has presented at CES, American Association of Medical Instrumentation, Barco BE, CEDIA Australia, EHExpo, INFOCOMM, ISE Brussels, ISE Singapore, NESDA, NSCA, Microsoftâ€™s WINHEC, received both top five and top ten CEDIA instructor awards, and is a CE PRO top-ten-for-ten-years most influential industry leader.
He has written articles for Audio Video Interiors, Forbes, Home Entertainment, Millionaire Magazine, Popular Science, Stereophile, Telemedicine Today Ultimate A/V, Video, Widescreen Review ands numerous other publications.
He consults for AMD, the BBC, Barco, BenQ, Bose, CNN, Datacolor, Dolby, DVDO, DNP, Epson, Harman, Hitachi, InFocus, Integra, Intel, LG, JVC, Linn, Lissau A/S, Microsoft, Minolta, Mitsubishi, Monster Cable, NEC, NVIDIA, Panasonic, Pioneer, Pixelworks, Runco, Screen Research, Sencore, Stewart Filmscreen, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Yamaha, Xrite and numerous other clients.
Joel Silver is a co-inventor of the patented Microsoft Media Center Calibration Wizard which is now in over 111,000,000 PCs.
Kevin MillerISF Technical ConsultantKevin Miller got his start in the Audio/Video industry in the late 80's as the Managing Editor and later the Publisher of The Perfect Vision magazine. He was responsible for hiring Joe Kane as the Technical Director of the magazine, which quickly put TPV on the map as the technical authority in video in the publishing industry.
From 1994 to 1997 he was a partner in Total Media Systems, a home theater custom installation business in New York. Kevin was the Marketing Director for Runco International from May of 1997 to April of 1999, which afforded him a good deal of front projection setup training and experience. His last full-time position was as the Editorial Director for Video at the now defunct consumer electronics Internet giant, etown.com.
As a charter member of the Imaging Science Foundation, Kevin has a keen interest in delivering the best video images possible in a home theater environment, and having been through the first ever ISF training course in February of 1994 he has more experience calibrating TVs than anyone else in the country.
Bob FucciDirector of ISF Calibrator Testing & CertificationBob reviews all the English language written tests and runs the oral reviews for most of our instructors.
His tutoring skills have brought literally hundreds of successful professionals into our industry.
Bob worked with Sound Advice, FL for over 9 years, and was their Director of Training.
He knows retail. He was a partner in "Better Sound", a high end custom installation company in Boca Raton, FL where he began his relationship with ISF. Joel Silver was at that time their in-house ISF calibrator.
Bob has assisted at many ISF sessions since 1998.
He is an active calibrator and supports multiple retailers and custom installation companies in South Florida.
When you want to master the skills of talking about complex ideas with your customers in a concise, clear, effective and easy to understand way, call Bob Fucci
Josh worked closely with ISF during the development of the 1st ISFccc certified HDTV â€“ the Pioneer Elite plasma â€“ his work at Pioneer helped establish the Elite as one of the recognized references for HDTV image quality in its day.
Josh was the Director of Display Engineering for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. In this role, he oversaw the engineering and development of Pioneerâ€™s consumer and professional plasma display products.
At Pioneer, Josh was instrumental in the development of key technologies utilized in the companyâ€™s consumer plasma television line, including Advanced PureCinemaâ„¢ and ISFccc.
Josh was involved with all areas of product planning including, the design of control and utility software, development of technical information resources as well as the engineering of new products and applications.
Josh began his career with Pioneer more than 14 years ago when he supported the companyâ€™s cube video wall display efforts. With more than 25 years of experience in the information and entertainment display industry, he has held various titles with audio/video design and production companies, and previously assisted professional display businesses with the development of digital signage and video wall displays.
He owns an engineering patent for his Expansion Solutionsâ„¢ Card Slot Interface.
He is actively involved with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Society for Information Display Science and the National Television Academy Arts and Scienceâ€™s Technology and Engineering Committee. Kairoff is an ICIA Certified Technology Specialist and a Certified ISF Instructor. He also serves on Joel Silverâ€™s CEA/CEDIA committee for Home Theater Video Design working group.
Josh is available as an ISFccc certification engineer.
Josh graduated from Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Video Production and Audio Engineering.
Jeff MurrayISF Instructor and President of AVProAlliance
Jeff Murray has helped us run ISF trainings worldwide for over ten years. He ran the home theater division at Sencore for a decade plus and now heads AVProAlliance.
Jeff will be demonstrating ISF calibrations in over 30 US cities in 2013, and will be with us in Asia and Europe as well. Jeff is available for private ISF trainings worldwide.
Par HornellFacinated by film and music from childhood, starting off in the era of B/W CRTs where constant tweaking was of necessity due to the imperfection of sources and signal, a desire awoke to acheive something better. This desire has never left Pars mind, and he has always closley followed the evolvement of theory and practise in A/V systems through his profesional carrier. Par was one of the founders of the Swedish A/V forum "Component.se" in 2003, as well as well known reviewer of A/V products for major magazines in Scandinavia.
After a professional carrier with approximately 20 years in design and optimisation of advanced telecom systems all over the world, the urge to work full time with A/V become to strong and Par setup the custom install company Tiwia AB, now working full time with consultancy, calibration, custom install and training.
Par has a keen interest of going to the source, thus always keept close to the postproduction industry - now working closly with most postproduction companies and major broadcasters in Scandinavia, helping them to bring beautiful pictures to viewers all around the globe.
Hartmut BerberichISF Instructor and project manager for Home & Marine
Over the last several years Hartmut has collaborated very closely with ISF, ensuring highly successful training programs from Amsterdam to Beijing. His reputation for insisting only on the highest quality images extends even further; to Eastern Europe as far as Moscow and even Southeast Asia.
Hartmut's calibration career began with the first practical CRT projectors and like many, his first source was a laser disc. His recent work history includes a number of years as the technical field engineer for a well know European high-end projector manufacturer where he was also involved in product development.
In addition to his ISF work, Hartmut also works as a designer and project manager at Home & Marine Electronic Systems of Bremen, Germany bringing to life sophisticated home cinemas and A/V integration projects in ultra high-end residences and the world's most sophisticated super yachts.