Post-production expert Ed. H. Zwaneveld died Jan. 8 of heart failure in Montreal. He was 64.
Born in the Netherlands, Zwaneveld began his career as general manager of Cinecentrum/Cineco Laboratories in Amsterdam. After coming to the U.S., he headed the department of media post-production at Brigham Young U. and then worked at Photo-tech Labs in Salt Lake City.
For four years he lived in Los Angeles, where he was associate superintendent at Consolidated Film Industries and lab manager at MGM.
In 1982, Zwaneveld joined the National Film Board of Canada, where he became assistant director for technical research and development until last year. He recently joined Innovaid-e as industrial innovation and change management strategist.
His areas of expertise included digital optical sound, automatic electronic subtitling and film preservation.
Among the awards he received were a technical achievement Academy Award in 1998, an Emmy Creative Arts Engineering Award in 1994, and several honors from SMPTE and other technical groups.
He is survived by wife Afina, three children and 11 grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, 1434 Sainte-Catherine St. West, Suite 500, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1R4, Canada.