Dick Sehlin


Dick_SehlinB-smlDick has been closely involved with the development of the DOTS technology since its inception, when he worked at the Eastman Kodak Company. He currently advises Group 47 on issues of product development and company operations, as well as provides background information and relationships critical to the further development of DOTS.

Dick has been honored for his contributions and participation in every facet of the motion picture system from capture to storage to display.

From 2002 until retirement in 2007, Dick served as CTO and Vice-President of the Entertainment Imaging Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. A leader in the Kodak Corporation, he personally led teams in the design, development, and implementation of several motion picture camera negatives, including the first high-speed motion picture film.

Dick’s systems engineering skills and world class understanding of the manufacture of all types of media, including both film emulsion and magnetic tape, empowered him to invent the first visual effects film, the first daylight-balanced film, and co-develop another ten film emulsions.

From 1973 to 2002, Dick held positions at Kodak as varied as Film Builder, Systems Engineer, ECN Group Leader – Photo Tech Division, Director of Technical Services, Group Leader Photo Tech Division, and Motion Picture Product Development Manager. As Entertainment Imaging Development Division Director, he reorganized Technical Services into a worldwide organization and instituted a worldwide computer database that significantly improved performance.

Dick holds a B ChemE in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dick is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Achievement, and the SMPTE “Kalmas Award” for Lifetime Achievement.