Holman, TMH President
Tom's distinguished career in audio, video
and film spans over thirty-three years. His influence has been felt by both
the creators and consumers of motion pictures in production facilities, commercial
movie theaters, and in homes worldwide. Tom has the rare ability to push the
state of the art and, in doing so, challenge entire industries to achieve
new quality standards. He creates new markets and redefines existing markets
by establishing new quality standards and designing products which perform
Mr. Holman is Professor of Film Sound at the University
of Southern California School of Cinema-Television and a Principal Investigator
in the Integrated Media Systems Center at the university. IMSC is the Engineering
Research Center for multi-media of the National Science Foundation. He is
founding editor of Surround Professional magazine, and author of the books
Sound for Film and Television and 5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running, both
published by Focal Press. He is an honorary member of the Cinema Audio Society
and the Motion Picture Sound Editors. He is a fellow of the Audio Engineering
Society, the British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society, and the Society
of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is a member of the Acoustical
Society of America and the IEEE. He has lifetime or career achievement awards
from the CAS and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association.
Tom holds 7 U.S. and corresponding foreign patents totalling 23, and they
have been licensed to over 45 companies.
Tom was chief electrical engineer at Advent Corporation, founded Apt Corporation,
maker of the Apt/Holman preamplifier, and was at Lucasfilm Ltd for 15 years,
winding up as the company's Corporate Technical Director and where he developed
the THX Sound System and its companions the Theater Alignment Program, Home
THX, and the THX Digital Mastering program.
the 5.1 Barrier...
Tom Holman has always pushed the envelope of sound, and now he is at
it again with 10|2, the next generation surround sound system. With
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