Bridget A. Gaynor

Bridget A. Gaynor

Bridget A. Gaynor

  • B.F.A., graphic design, William Paterson University, 1990
  • M.A., animation, William Paterson University, 1992
First year at SCAD:

"The students here at SCAD are eager to take on a challenge. It is amazing to watch as they grow as artists through their classes. It is also rewarding to witness them go through the process of finding their first gig. But what is most fulfilling is hearing them from the other side when they say, 'I love my job!' "


Selected film credits: "The Chronicles of Narnia," look development and fur grooming; "Garfield," sequence lighting lead and sequence supervisor; "The Cat in the Hat," sequence lighting lead and look development lead; "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," look development and lighting; "It's Tough to be a Bug," 3-D stereoscopic theme park attraction in Disney's Wild Animal Park, sequence supervisor

Awards, recognition and honors

Autodesk Maya Certified Instructor


SIGGRAPH Education Committee, Visual Effects Society

Publications and presentations

SIGGRAPH, CG source coordinator

Previous Positions

3-D generalist in post-production, Post Effects; senior technical director, Rhythm & Hues Studios

Courses Taught

  • ANIM 715 Character Look Development
  • ANIM 737 3-D Collaborative Project
  • TECH 316 Digital Lighting and Rendering
  • TECH 420 Technical Direction for Compositing
  • VSFX 425 Photorealistic Rendering
  • VSFX 752 3-D Color, Lighting and Rendering
  • VSFX 757 Visual Effects Creature