SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Coty Kilbanks


I feel so fortunate to have grown up with the early Disney films which have inspired my path to pursue animation. To have drawn and painted backgrounds for studios I have admired as a child has been a dream come true. I want to share my knowledge with students of all ages so they can add beautiful and well drawn environments to their films. Since animation is an art form which transcends the still drawing, knowledge of style and color is crucial to convey the emotional content of the film.

Syracuse University

St. Martin’s School of Art

Nickelodeon: Rocko’s Modern Life

Disney: Bambi

Marvel: Ironman and Fantastic Four

South Park

Background Painting