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EDUCATION:
• East Ham Technical College, London, England: BA in Graphic Design, Typography and Illustration… with an additional year independent study in illustration under the supervision of award-winning illustrator, Ralph Steadman.
• Studied advanced animation techniques extensively with Ken Harris (original lead animator of "Bugs Bunny," "Roadrunner," etc. at Warner Brothers), Art Babbit (original lead animator on "Pinocchio," "Fantasia," etc. at Disney) and personal assistant (then graduating to full-time director/animator) for Richard
Williams - 3 times Oscar winner and author of “The Animator’s Survival Kit”.

EXPERIENCE:
• DigiPen Institute of Technology: (2005 – current) Former Dean of Art & Animation Department and currently supervisor of senior 2D & 3D film and game projects. Previously taught ‘2D Animation’ and ‘Sprite animation’ production classes. digipen.edu
• “How To Make Animated Films”: (Published 2009) Author. The first half of the book is a 10-stage course on the traditional principles of animation. The second half of the book is the 22-stage production process of making animated films, using a great deal of DigiPen student work to illustrate the text.
• The Animaticus Foundation: (Established 2006) Founder and President. The Animaticus Foundation was formed to preserve, teach and evolve the art form of traditional 2D animation in our digital age. animaticus.com Part of this remit is to host, with Festival Director Ken Rowe, the annual ‘2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival’ in Seattle, Washington State… the inaugural event of which was held in November 2006, with keynote speakers Roy E. Disney, Tom Wilson, Nancy Beiman as well as myself. The second year speakers included Don Hahn, Nancy Beiman and Michel Gagne. Last year’s event… 2dornot2d.org.
• “Animation from Pencils to Pixels ~ Classical Techniques for Digital Animators”: (Published August 2006) Author. The ultimate book on traditional animation techniques, encapsulating an over 30 year, award-winning experience of 2D animation production. The book also includes a ‘work in progress’ disk copy of my latest film homage to the great moments of animated film history,
“Endangered Species”. My first personal film for over 20 years.
• Henry Cogswell College: (2001 – 2006) Full-time Educator, teaching ‘2D Animation’, ‘Storyboarding & Animatics’, ‘Directing & Production’, ‘History of Animation’. Presented with a “MFA Equivalent”, in confirmation of my extensive knowledge displayed in the classroom and extensive experience within the industry.
• Animus Productions/Entertainments: (20 years - till 2000), Founder/Owner, Director, Head Design/Animation. Awards won for: "Hokusai" (British Academy Award), PBS Special "Cathedral" (Blue Ribbon Award) (also directed/animated companion PBS film; "Pyramid"), "Ink Thief" Utilizing live action, CGI Graphics, 2D/3D animation, 1994 New York Film and Television Award Honored Finalist, "A Seafarer's Tale" 1999 New York Film and Television Award, various other awards including: Clio, Los Angeles Advertising Award, Chicago Animation Festival, etc.
• Richard Williams Animation Limited: 7 years, Personal Assistant to Richard Williams on "A Christmas Carol" (Academy Award) and Director, Designer, Animator of numerous projects. Awards won for "Pink Panther Strikes Again" (Design & Art Directors Award) and a variety of advertising awards.
• Halas and Batchelor: 5 years, Head of Design, Commercials, Short Films "Jackson Five" TV Series, "Tomfoolery." Awards for "Quartet" (wrote and directed), "A Short Tall Story" (wrote and directed).

LECTURER: To international audiences including the Norwegian Film Institute - Oslo, Swedish Film Institute - Stockholm, Tri-be-ca Grill Guest Director - New York, Israel Animation Guild - Tel Aviv, etc. Featured in multiple television and print interviews.

STUDENT GENERATED PROJECT: (Producer/Director/Animator) A short, 10-minute film for the Tacoma Museum of Glass, entitled ‘FIRE GODS’ on behalf of The Animaticus Foundation. This was a ‘labor-of-love’ animated account of the history of glass and glass-making, embracing the talents of both my graduate students and
exceptionally talented colleagues from the DigiPen Institute of Technology. The not-for-profit film include 2D, 3D, Flash and Stop-frame animation. The film is on permanent exhibition in the museum theatre and has been distributed to schools without
cost.

CURRENT WORK: (Author/animator) A 12-part downloadable interactive e-tutorial series, entitled “The Animator’s Notebook”. Tutorials cover: ‘Process & Principles’, ‘Generic Walks’, ‘Stylized Walks’, ‘Personality Walks’, ‘Quadruped Walks’, ‘Runs’, ‘Jumps’, ‘Weight’, ‘Arcs & Anticipation’, ‘Overlapping Action’, ‘Fluidity & Flexibility’ and ‘Dialogue Basics’.

List of previous production/animation awards won:-

2008, Park City Film Music Festival. ‘Bronze Medal’ award presented to composer Jazno Franceour, for his score and music on “Fire Gods”.
2007, Park City Film Music Festival. ‘Gold Medal’ award to Jamie Hall, for his score and music on “Endangered Species”.
1999, The New York Film and Television Festival, For “A Seafarer’s Tale 2,” presented to Tony White, Animus Entertainments Limited, London.”
1998, The New York Film and Television Festival, For “A Seafarer’s Tale,” presented to Tony White, Animus Entertainments Limited, London.”
1991, The New York Festivals Finalist Award, presented to presented to Tony White, Animus Productions for "Hands On/Big Moments", 34th Annual New York Festivals Competition.
1990, The Mobius Advertising Awards, Certificate For Outstanding Creativity International Competition, for "Build A Cat", presented to Tony White, Animus Productions Limited, London.
1988, British Television Advertising Awards, Silver Award for film title, "Rousseau", presented to Animus Productions, Director: David Sproxton/Tony White.
1988, British Television Advertising Awards, Silver Award for film title, "Picasso", presented to Animus Productions, Director: David Sproxton/Tony White.
1988, British Television Advertising Awards, Craft Award for film title, "Rousseau", presented to Animus Productions, Director: David Sproxton/Tony White.
1985, Creative Circle Honours, Silver, for Best Use of Animation, "Lamot Pils Lager and Volcano", presented to Tony White, Animation Partnership.
1985, London Film Festival, British Film Institute, "Potterton: This Ol' House", Directed by Tony White and selected as an outstanding film of the year.
1984, London Film Festival, "Lamot: Volcano", Directed by Tony White and selected as an outstanding film of the year.
1983, British Television Advertising Awards, Bronze Award for film title, "Swan Lake", presented to Animation Partnership, Director: Tony White.
1983, CLIO Awards.
1) Certificate Honoring Advertising Excellence Worldwide, for
International TV/Cinema, Recognition: Recreation Equipment, "Swan Lake", by Animation Partnership, London, Director: Tony White.
2) Certificate Honoring Advertising Excellence Worldwide, for
International TV/Cinema, Recognition: Tobacco Products, "Dove", by Animation Partnership, London, Director: Tony White.
3) Certificate Honoring Advertising Excellence Worldwide, for
International TV/Cinema, Recognition: Dentifrice/Pharmaceuticals,
"Boar", by Animation Partnership, London, Director: Tony White.
4) Certificate Honoring Advertising Excellence Worldwide, for
International TV/Cinema, Recognition: Foods, "A Summer's Day", by LansdownEuro, London.
1982, CLIO Awards.
1) Certificate Creative Excellence, for International TV/Cinema,
Recognition: Animation, "Boar", by Animus Productions, London, Director: Tony White.
2) Certificate Creative Excellence, for International TV/Cinema,
Recognition: Dentifrice/Pharmaceuticals, "Boar", by Animus Productions, London, Director: Tony White.
3) Certificate Creative Excellence, for International TV/Cinema,
Recognition: Dentifrice/Pharmaceuticals, "Bear", by Animus Productions, London, Director: Tony White.
1982, U.S. Television Commercials Festival, for Outstanding Creativity in the production of Television Commercials entered in International Competition, awarded to "Swan Lake", Director: Tony White.
March 14-30, 1979, International Film Exposition, Los Angeles, Hollywood, U.S., for "Hokusai".
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, The British Academy Awards, certificate awarding the British Academy Award for 1978 to Tony White for The Best Short Factual Film "Hokusai - An Animated Sketchbook".
London's D&AD Award for "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" titles.
"Quartet", first place at the Chicago Film Festival.
"A Short Tall Story", used in international animation festivals and by the United Nations to promote peace.

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