Chair, Joint Technology Subcommittee on Virtual Production
Chair, Autodesk Film CTO Advisory Council
David participated in the early development of motion capture and 3D software at Softimage, as Director of Special Projects when Softimage was part of Microsoft, and Vice-President of Special Projects and Content Group when Softimage became part of Avid Technology. David later joined Manex Entertainment as President of the MVFX division, a visual effects house. Today David assists the Media & Entertainment division of Autodesk from his base in Los Angeles. For Autodesk he currently chairs the Autodesk Film CTO Advisory Council, a product focus group of large studio facilities. He is also chairman of the Virtual Production Committee, a subcommittee of six Hollywood-based organizations: the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), the Art Director's Guild (ADG), the Visual Effects Society (VES), the Previsualization Society, the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG).