Sang-Jin Bae

Associate Arts Professor

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Sang-Jin Bae is a senior producer and supervising technical director specializing in commercial and long form animation from development to delivery.  

With over 20 years of experience on a wide range of short form and long form media, techniques include traditional drawn animation, stop motion, mixed media, 3D to interactive and immersive projects.  

Notable credits include:

-Head of Production and Chief Technology Officer of award winning commercial studio Hornet
-Supervising Technical Director for award winning commercial studio Curious Pictures
-Head of Production for Robin’s “My Superhero Movie” Music Video Sequence in “Teen Titan’s
Go!” feature
-Producer of animated end credit sequence for the feature “Youth in Revolt”
-Associate Producer & Technical Director on the Emmy nominated series “Disney’s Little
-Layout Supervisor for Emmy Award Winning Nickelodeon Series “Little Bill”
-Special thanks on Oscar Award Winning Short “The Moon and Sun”
-Assistant to Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton for the “Animator’s Survival Kit Animated”

Professor Bae works closely with Tisch Alumni Relations, Tisch Career Development, and UGFTV Internship Office, having created the NYU Animation Alumni Association as a Founding Board Member.  

Professor Bae serves as NYU Tisch UGFTV Director of Festivals working with the UGFTV Special Events team in overseeing: 

  • First Run Film Festival

  • Wasserman Awards

  • Intermediate Festival: New Visions and Voices

  • Sight & Sound Festival

  • Student Animation League Presents the NYU Animation Festival

Professor Bae serves as NYU Tisch UGFTV Director of Digital Media working closely with the Director of New Media overseeing the Department website and various Social Media platforms such as:

  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn

Professor Bae had the honor of working with the charter student members in organizing and naming the NYU Student Animation League, an NYU Presidential Service Award recipient student club. He is also active with additional student run organizations serving as advisor to the Student Producers Association, the UGFTV Student Reps, UGFTV Town Halls, and serving as a consultant to the Visual FX Club and Diversity Club.

He is a proud alumni of NYU UGFTV, and currently an Assistant Arts Professor.


Introduction to Animation Techniques
Animation: From Pitching to Pipeline to Production (formerly Digital Animation Techniques)


B.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Film & Television