David Long joined the faculty of the School of Film and Animation in 2007, where he is currently Program Chair and Associate Professor for the BS Motion Picture Science program. His research interests at RIT include engineering multispectral video capture and display systems and studying variability in human color vision for artistic applications.
Prior to RIT, Long worked as a Development Engineer and Imaging Scientist with Eastman Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division. At Kodak, his primary responsibilities included new product development and image science and systems integration for the motion picture group, focusing on film and digital imaging products. Long contributed to the design and commercialization of the Vision2 family of motion picture color negative films, as well as several digital and hybrid imaging products for television and feature film post-production. His work has earned him numerous patents and a 2008 Scientific & Technical Academy Award for contributions made to the design of Vision2 films.
Outside of RIT, Long is an officer of the Rochester Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and is chair of the Board of the Little Theatre in Rochester. He is also a member of the Digital Cinema Society (DCS).
Long has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Materials Science from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in Color Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.