Troy A. Gustafson

Troy A. Gustafson

Troy A. Gustafson

B.F.A., illustration, Kansas City Art Institute, 1991

First year at SCAD:
2007

"After working animation production for many years, I thought I had reached my highest goals for animation. However, when I started teaching traditional animation, I was overwhelmed by the desire and energy the students had for learning. It was exciting to see the students understand and produce animation. When a student finally understands what they are doing and completes their work successfully, I have a strong feeling of accomplishment."

Credentials

Special Effects animator for the Walt Disney Feature Animation films "My Peoples," "Brother Bear, " "Lilo and Stitch, " "Mulan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Pocahontas" and "The Lion King"

Awards, recognition and honors

2-D special effects animator, "Brother Bear," Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film, 2003; 2-D special effects animator, "Lilo and Stitch," Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film, 2002; 2-D special effects animator, "Mulan," Annie Award for Best Animated Film and Special Effects, 1998; 2-D special effects animator, "Pocahontas," Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film, 1995

Previous Positions

2-D special effects animator, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida, California; 2-D supervising special effects animator, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida, California; 2-D supervising special effects animator, Hignite Animation Studio, Wisconsin

Courses Taught

  • ANIM 180 Action Analysis I
  • ANIM 202 Principles of 2-D Animation
  • ANIM 302 Action Analysis II
  • ANIM 330 Animation Layout and Character Design
  • ANIM 352 2-D Effects Animation