Biography & Mission

Tony Ngai
Founder-Director
Society of Motion Imaging Ltd.

Student Member - SMPTE Hollywood Section - 1974
Professional Member - SMPTE Hong Kong Section - 1994
Section Chair SMPTE Hong Kong Section - 2003-2014; 2018-2020
Citation of Outstanding Service - 2005
Elevated to SMPTE Fellow - 2006
Elevated to SMPTE Life Felllow - 2017
Professional Achievement Award - Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers - 2018

SMPTE Regional Governors, Asia-Pacific Region 2021-22 term


I joined the SMPTE Hollywood Section as a student member in 1974, when I was sent by Salon Films (H.K) Ltd to Panavision for technical training. Ever since then I have been attracted by the width and depth of motion imaging knowledge that can be learned from SMPTE. Even more so, I am so impressed by the passions of SMPTE's participants in media entertainment technology from 1974 till now. Hence, I was one of the strong supporters when SMPTE-HK was established in 1994 as Membership Chair and then I became Section chair from 2003 to 2014 as weH as 2018 to 2020. In year 2017, I am honored that I received SMPTE's Life Fellow status.

Furthermore, I am also honored that Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers gave me a "Professional Achievement Award" in their 30th anniversary in 2018.


Throughout the years with my contribution to SMPTE as well as motion imaging community m Hong Kong, I am always trying to organize workshops, seminars, master classes etc. aim to extend the spirit of SMPTE in area of education and training to stakeholders.

My Macro goal is to contribute my soft skill (experience, knowledge and connection) to support the reach of SMPTE in Asia regions and aim to add values to SMPTE members including SMPTE Student members, whereas my micro goal on area of technology education is focusing on Media over IP which is a major evolution for television industry and a must for television engineers to comprehend.

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