David is Creative Director at AFVR.co and and a VR/AR creative executive with over 10 years of experience in leading creative teams across commercial filmmaking, game development and spatial computing. He was a cofounder and Creative Director of Virtual Reality at Viacom NEXT, where he and his team developed over 20 VR/AR projects, many of them sweeping awards at major film festivals. Working across R&D, talent development, publishing, and innovation strategy; among Viacom NEXT's highlights were working with MTV to bring VR artwork to the Obama White House, and partnering with Paramount Pictures and the Transformers franchise to develop the world's first ARKit movie tie-in. Their last project, Aeronaut VR featuring Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, clinched the coveted Cannes Lions Grand Prix in the Digital Craft category.
As a studio leader and creative, David has made it his mission to consistently champion cross-disciplinary teams and processes, having himself worked across AAA and indie games, television and film productions, and virtual music events and experiences. He is also the co-founder of The Lightframe Co., New York City's first high-end volumetric capture stage and facility.