SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Marty Abrahams

Animation Producer/Director

I’m always encouraging my students to understand the basics of traditional animation and apply this to their concept, style, story or an abstract idea.

It all starts with drawing. The rough drawings and sketches play such a major part in the process of animation. We begin by drawing on paper and creating a personal, stylistic approach—making drawings that move by a flow of story, design, animation principles, expressionistic style and content. The computers are there to make the finished film look colored and composited.

I like recognizing talent and encouraging that passion for animation in those who have confidence and commitment in seeing their personal style and vision in motion. Animation has so much versatility, and students can branch out to many related fields.

Animation is in a new era of pop culture. There’s always a place for new ideas, designs and ways to create. Never before could one person do so much with animation.

School of Visual Arts; Fine Arts

Protégé of Michelangelo Antonioni and Henry Miller

Sesame Street, ABC Make A Wish. Documentary and Educational programing for network channels ABC, NBC, CNN and PBS.

Multi Monitor and Animations for Advertising Agencies, Commercials, Music Video, HBO, Public Relations Agencies including Burson-Marsteller. Projects for many multi-national clients, among them Pfizer, Revlon, Sony, Burger King, Rolling Stones, The Jane Goodall Foundation.

Producer for video segments for New York Fashion Week including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

Producer for Sesame Street OK GO “Primary Colors” Animation.

Emmy, Clio, Peabody, Telly, Monitor Awards, SVA Alumni Award.

Advanced Animation

Animation as a Fine Arts Medium

The Animation Studio

Experimental Animation

Introduction to Animation