David Sluberski, Chairman of RAFAS (Rochester Association for Film, Arts & Sciences), is a Senior Lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation, where he specializes in sound design and technology. He is a regularly featured speaker for the RIT Faculty Series at The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY, and has been heard on the radio discussing sound effects for film.
Through his company, West Rush Media, LLC, he was the audio post-production producer for the documentary, “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery,” nominated for a New York State Emmy award in 2014. He also provided sound design and post-production for “The Intrepid: Discovering Lincoln’s Balloon Corps,” which won a 2014 Bronze Telly Award. Both films recently aired on WXXI-TV/PBS. WRP clients include the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, and many independent upstate New York filmmakers.
From 1984-2009, Dave was Senior Audio Producer/Technologist at WXXI Public Broadcasting Council in Rochester NY, with his work heard nationally on hundreds of NPR and PBS stations. He recorded and produced over 2000 remote recordings for radio and TV.
His many awards include the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award
(1994), as well as numerous Telly, Gabriel and NYS Emmy awards. He oversaw the audio facility/infrastructure design for the $12-million-dollar digital conversion for WXXI-TV and radio, which was a finalist for the 2007 Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award. He is currently consulting/advising RIT in the planning of MAGIC Spell Studios, a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art film/animation/gaming production facility.
Dave considers himself a recreational welder. . He and his wife, Dr. Sandra Boysen Sluberski, live in Rush, NY.
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