SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Doug Compton

Animator/Animation Director

Since childhood I have had a love for hand drawn animation. The great Disney films and the great Warner Brothers shorts were my favorites, and as a child I never thought I'd be able to achieve the skills necessary to create animation on this level. I found, however, that with much practice at drawing for classical animation, that I could actually have a career as a character animator.

After many years working in commercial animation in New York I began to teach students the art that is called “Classical animation.” While computer generated animation has come to dominate the field, I feel that traditional, hand drawn animation is something every animator should have a foundation in. My introductory course covers the basics of hand drawn animation for those planning to become animators of any kind.

School of Visual Arts

Animation: Disney’s Tale Spin, Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Warner Bros. Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers, Blooper Bunny, Ralph Bakshi’s Melvin and Malcolm, Babe, He Calls Me, Saturday Night Live’s TV Funhouse, The Angry Beavers, Doug

Feature Film Animation: Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, The Chipmunk Adventure, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The White Countess, Chicago 10, The Stepford Wives, Hysterical Psycho

Storyboards: Ice Age, Johnny Bravo, Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Doug, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ralph Bakshi’s Spicy City

Animation Director: Willie Survive, Dough Nuts!, Porky and Daffy in The William Tell Overture

Daytime Emmy for Pinky and the Brain: The Family that Narfs Together Poits Together (storyboard) ASIFA East awards for Jollity Farm and Farley “Wet Kiss”

Introduction to Animation