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Background Information

Affiliations

Member
U.S. Army Signal Corps

Board of Governors Member
AES

Fellow
AES

Education

Ph.D.

physics

University of Minnesota

doctorate

mathematics

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BKFK - Irish American Inventor - John Frayne

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John Frayne

Sound-On-Film Technology
Frayne was an Irish-American engineer and inventor who won three Academy Awards with some of his inventions. He began his career in in the Army where he helped develop wireless telephone communications and later worked at Bell Laboratories. He developed stereophonic 45 degree cutters and stereophonic sound-on-film for motion pictures and is widely recognized as an important contributor to the film industry.


Dr. John G. Frayne | Gordon E. Sawyer Award | AMPAS

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Dr. John G. Frayne began his career in 1918 as a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he helped develop wireless telephone communications between airplanes and the ground. Later he received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota while working at the Bell Laboratories.

In 1929 Frayne joined Electrical Research Products, Inc. During his 30 years with the firm his achievements spanned the technology of sound motion pictures from the light valve (which he helped develop) and noise reduction, to 70mm magnetic film recording and reproduction systems. Among his technical achievements were the development of sound recording techniques and their reproduction for optical sound recording systems, which led to stereo-optical formats used by films in the 1970s and '80s; co-invention of the sphere densitometer, which won a Scientific or Technical Academy Award for Westrex in 1941; the co-invention of the stereo disc cutter now standard in the recording industry, and the co-invention of the inter-modulation techniques of distortion measurements, which won him an Academy Award in 1953.
In 1949, he co-authored "Elements of Sound Recording," with Halley Wolfe, which became the definitive work in its field.
Frayne received a Scientific or Technical award in 1952 "for a method of measuring distortion in sound reproduction. In 1980 he was presented with the Academy's Medal of Commendation.
In addition to his Academy Awards, Frayne was honored by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) with the Progress Award Medal (1946) and the SMPTE's Samuel L. Warner Memorial Award (1959). He received the Audio Engineering Society Gold Medal in 1960.


John G. Frayne Irish Roots | Irish American Museum of DC

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John G. Frayne

Born in Ireland, on July 8, 1894 - Pasadena, John G. Frayne was a physicist and sound engineer.
He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota while working at the Bell Laboratories. Among his technical achievements were the development of sound recording techniques and their reproduction for optical sound recording systems, which led to stereo-optical formats used by films in the 1970s and '80s; co-invention of the sphere densitometer, which won a Scientific or Technical Academy Award in 1941; the co-invention of the stereo disc cutter which was standard in the recording industry, and the co-invention of the inter-modulation techniques of distortion measurements, which won him an Academy Award in 1953.
John G. Frayne, a scientist and educator who was awarded two Academy Awards over the course of his lifetime for his contributions to sound motion pictures, wrote in 1949 with Halley Wolf the classic textbook entitled Elements of Sound Recording.
Dr. Frayne, a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), received its Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement in advancing the art of audio engineering in 1976.
Frayne, who held a doctorate in mathematics was a pioneer in the field of minimizing sound distortion in films. He was a former president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and became involved in the early days of sound pictures while a research fellow and physicist at Caltech.


Information about the AES: Awards

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Dr. John G. Frayne | Gordon E. Sawyer Award | AMPAS

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Dr. John G. Frayne began his career in 1918 as a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he helped develop wireless telephone communications between airplanes and the ground.Later he received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota while working at the Bell Laboratories.

In 1929 Frayne joined Electrical Research Products, Inc.During his 30 years with the firm his achievements spanned the technology of sound motion pictures from the light valve (which he helped develop) and noise reduction, to 70mm magnetic film recording and reproduction systems.Among his technical achievements were the development of sound recording techniques and their reproduction for optical sound recording systems, which led to stereo-optical formats used by films in the 1970s and '80s; co-invention of the sphere densitometer, which won a Scientific or Technical Academy Award for Westrex in 1941; the co-invention of the stereo disc cutter now standard in the recording industry, and the co-invention of the inter-modulation techniques of distortion measurements, which won him an Academy Award in 1953.
In 1949, he co-authored "Elements of Sound Recording," with Halley Wolfe, which became the definitive work in its field.
Frayne received a Scientific or Technical award in 1952 "for a method of measuring distortion in sound reproduction."In 1980 he was presented with the Academy's Medal of Commendation.
In addition to his Academy Awards, Frayne was honored by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) with the Progress Award Medal (1946) and the SMPTE's Samuel L. Warner Memorial Award (1959).He received the Audio Engineering Society Gold Medal in 1960.

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