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Dave Sluberski

Senior Lecturer
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

585-880-4349
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Dave Sluberski

Senior Lecturer
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, State University College at Fredonia

Bio

Dave Sluberski is a Senior Lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation, specializing in sound design and technology. He was a consultant on the design team for Magic Spell Studio for all state-of-the-art sound design. He was Senior Audio Technologist at WXXI Public Broadcasting Council/NPR-PBS affiliate for 25 years. Through his company, West Rush Media LLC, he has produced, designed and mixed audio for a wide variety of broadcast media and digital distribution networks, including independent feature films and documentaries. WRM clients include the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, the University of Rochester and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as independent filmmakers. His many awards include the coveted George Foster Peabody Award (1994), as well as numerous Telly, Gabriel and NYS Emmy awards. Dave considers himself a recreational welder, and he and his wife enjoy their classic cars. In addition to his RIT and WRM work, he is currently Chairman and Trustee of RAFAS/Rochester Association of Film Arts & Sciences. He and his wife, Dr. Sandra Boysen Sluberski, reside in Rush, NY.http://www.davesluberski.com/">www.davesluberski.com

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Currently Teaching

SOFA-799
1 - 4 Credits
Film and Animation Graduate Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined deliverables. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.
SOFA-599
1 - 6 Credits
SOFA Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined deliverables. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.
SOFA-521
3 Credits
This course continues the work from Basic Sound Recording to include audio synchronized or locked to picture and the use of Foley and ADR production techniques. Students develop workflow approaches for complex multi-track mixing and signal manipulation. Each student prepares a mixed track to professional quality standards and manages sound and video files between various hardware and software platforms.
SOFA-205
3 Credits
Students will learn to work with sound and to distinguish and evaluate proper sound techniques for film and animation productions. The course lays the foundation for professional work in the sound industry. Each student records audio and prepares a mixed soundtrack to professional quality standards.
SOFA-406
4 Credits
Students work independently with their advisor towards completion of their capstone experience for their BFA degree. Students have a predetermined timeline and must complete all deadlines to pass this course.
SOFA-605
3 Credits
This course will provide specialized knowledge and work in sound to prepare the student to be able to distinguish and evaluate proper sound techniques for film and animation productions. The course lays the foundation for professional work in the sound industry. Each student will record an audio and prepare a mixed soundtrack to professional quality standards.
SOFA-641
3 Credits
This course continues the work from Basic Sound Recording to include audio synchronized or locked to picture and the use of Foley and ADR production techniques. Students will develop workflow approaches for complex multi-track mixing and signal manipulation. Each student will prepare a mixed track to professional quality standards and manages sound and video files between various hardware and software platforms.
SOFA-407
4 Credits
Students work independently with their advisor towards completion of their capstone experience for their BFA degree. Students have a predetermined timeline and must complete all deadlines of that timeline to pass this thesis course including completion and public screening of finished work or final presentation of craft experience.
SOFA-890
4 Credits
This is the second of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved plan of work for their thesis while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. They are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester as well as present a final screening of their thesis.
SOFA-790
4 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved plan of work for their thesis while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. They are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.

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Formal Presentation
Sluberski, David. “Tools, Technology and Techniques for GREAT AUDIO”. Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Conference. 19 October 2010. Presentation.