David is chairman of the Virtual Production Committee, a joint effort 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). David is also chair of the Autodesk Film CTO Advisory Council, a product focus group of large studio facilities. He is also a past co-chair of the "ASC-ADG-VES Joint Technology Subcommittee on Previsualization", a committee that was instrumental in the creation of the Previsualization Society.
David earned a B.Sc.A. in computer science from Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) in 1982 and followed the "International School of Computer Animation" program (Sheridan College, Ontario) in 1990. In 1991 he joined Softimage, then a start-up, where he participated in the early development of motion capture and 3D software, and later opened the Softimage office in Santa Monica, California. David was Director of Special Projects when Softimage was acquired by Microsoft. Later, when Microsoft sold Softimage to Avid Technology, he became Vice-President of Special Projects and Content Group. In 2000 David joined Manex Entertainment as President of the MVFX division, a visual effects house. Since 2007 David is an independent consultant and currently assists the Media & Entertainment division of Autodesk from his base in Los Angeles, where he chairs industry efforts centered on the analysis of new digital workflows in the motion picture industry.