Cañada College’s Digital Art and Animation
Department Welcomes New Faculty Member!
David Gainey is a veteran character animator
with experience in video game development, visual effects for film, and feature
animation. He started his career at PDI/DreamWorks where he animated on
their first feature film, ANTZ, and directed and animated the award
winning short, "Fishing." He currently works as
an independent animator right here in Redwood City.
What do you think is the biggest challenge to
It takes time to develop a certain set of skills
and our modern daily lives are filled with so much external noise, so
the challenge is largely internal, to keep the faith in
oneself. A student who can learn to be patient and
extremely focused will be successful.
What song would you sing at karaoke?
"Moon River." Definitely
What is your favorite animated film?
The classic Disney films are close to my heart,
but my new favorite is The Red Turtle. The craftsmanship, art
and story are, well... *golf clap*.