“David is an inspired and innovative animator extraordinaire, who blends art, science and medicine to magically and delightfully educate and synthesize anything from complex biology to medical devices in an engaging and impactful way. He is my ‘Go-To’ for all things medical animation.” ~ Daniel Kraft, M.D.; Physician-Scientist; Founder, Digital.Health; Chair, XPRIZE Pandemic & Health Alliance; Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine; Faculty Chair for Medicine at Singularity University; Entrepreneur & Investor.
“The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (www.curenagelman.org) worked with David for 2 educational videos that were beautifully done through incredible art, scientific detail, and technical accuracy. These videos were developed to describe the genetics behind Angelman syndrome that could be digestible to parents, and also to understand the mechanism of action of the first disease modifying therapy to reach human clinical trials, antisense oligonucleotides. This work by his team was exceptional” ~ Allyson Berent, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CSO, Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, Co-Director, Angelman Syndrome Biomarker and Outcome Measure Consortium, Animal Medical Center, Director Interventional Endoscopy Service
David and his team are not only outstanding artists and animators, but true thought partners in bringing complicated biology to a tangible level for researchers and the broader community. One cannot look at the images David creates without complete inspiration and awe. It has been a pleasure to work with David and we look forward to many more years of collaboration!” ~Prof. Cigall Kadoch, Faculty, Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Founder, Foghorn Therapeutics.
“We were privileged to have David Bolinsky complete a set of medical animations to demonstrate the unique mechanism of action of VINIA, our flagship product. David demonstrated his exceptional talent to simply visualize complex functionings of the body in a new and innovative way that the average consumer can understand and learn from. Our videos have been viewed by tens of thousands of people and have become an integral part of our overall marketing. We really have valued the partnership with David and look forward to work with him again in the future.” ~ Ilan Sobel, Chief Executive Officer at BioHarvest Sciences, Inc. Tel Aviv, Israel
“David Bolinsky is an acclaimed medical animator whose work is often used by science educators to visualize abstract biological concepts. Knowing his history of creating amazing results, Smart Sparrow invited David to join us in applying for the ‘Next-Generation Courseware Challenge’ from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2014. His body of work contributed to our award — the largest grant prize from a pool of 200+ international applicants.
During the course of our work for this grant, we built an online biology course called BioBeyond. It contains a flagship experience that takes students inside animal, plant, and bacteria cells to operate the cell machinery and get a deeper understanding of cellular function. David’s extensive knowledge of complex medical and biological systems brought those details to life in beautiful 3D models and took the student learning experience to an entirely new level. It remains one of the most outstanding and impressive experiences in the course.
Since its release, BioBeyond has won several industry awards for its innovative approach to education and positive impact on student learning. Bill Gates named the project as “one of his favorites” from the challenge. You can view the course, efficacy studies, and ongoing success of our collaboration at www.inspark.education.
David’s amazing scientific visualization, fantastic artwork, and thoughtful contributions played a key role in the success of this project. We would recommend his work to anyone looking to partner in the creation of realistic, beautiful 3D models for science education.” ~ Dror Ben-Naim Smart Sparrow, Founder & CEO
“It was not long before traditional medical illustrators outside the field of computer science began to adapt to the new technology. In 1984, the former lead medical illustrator for Yale University, David Bolinsky, made the transition to 3D and started Advanced Imaging, the first 3D medical animation company. As the first traditional medical illustrator to fully embrace 3D CGI, his accomplishment is especially noteworthy because the transition from 2D to 3D visualization is not easy, due to 3D software’s steep learning curve, differences in design tools and terminology, and a very different workflow for bringing an idea to final visualization. Computer Graphics World has recognized Bolinsky as a pioneer who played a key role in revolutionizing medical illustration through his use of 3D CGI. David Bolinsky created a muscle physiology animation for a videodisc on human physiology using Wavefront software running on a Silicon Graphics workstation. Computer graphics imagery such as this revolutionized medical illustration.” (Eastman, C. “From the Teapot to the Human: The Impact of 3D Computer Graphics on Medical Imaging and Medical Illustration”; Animation Journal. 2012; pp 30 – 50.)
“David Bolinsky was the first medical illustrator to make the (expensive) leap into 3-D computer animation production in 1984 when he founded Advanced Imaging.” (Mazierski, D. “History of Illustration. Chapter 27: Medical Illustration after Grey’s Anatomy: 1859 to the Present. From Pencils to Pixels”. In Press.)
“David and his team are masters of medical animation. They took the story of a relatively complex but remarkable drug delivery platform from us and turned it into an animated video that has received rave reviews. In the course of our project, they created animations that characterized the physiology of the stomach in a way that had not been done before, and they were persistent in their pursuit of a solution. The resulting video has made this complex story accessible to a much wider audience, which was precisely the goal of the project.” ~ Michael Kuckzowski, Founder & CEO, Orangefiery
“I cannot thank David and E-mersion Studios enough for the animation they created for me. My company operates in a highly technical, niche environment which makes it hard to convey our message to individuals outside of our sphere. I came to David with the request of turning a convoluted vision in my head into an intuitive, high quality animation that demonstrated my company’s mission all within a one-minute video. As a CEO and physician, I established high bars for animation quality and anatomical accuracy. David and his team not only met my expectations, but far surpassed them. Our animation has helped my company raise capital, gain traction, and spark public interest. Storytelling is an artform that is often difficult within medicine and science, but luckily David and his team have mastered it.”
~ Connor Glass, MDPhantom Neuro | Founder & CEO