Underground Film Journal

Skip Battaglia

Portrait of filmmaker Skip Battaglia standing on a mountain

Skip Battaglia is an American experimental animator based in New York. He primarily works by hand-drawing each frame of his films on paper that he then animates. He describes his work as being "non-narrative" and are musings on general themes.

Since the late 1980s, Battaglia has taught film production, theory and animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. And in 2007, he hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail.

Watch Streaming Films By Skip Battaglia:


Car Crash Opera (2012)
Crossing the Stream (2006)
More True Shit (2003)
Second Nature (2000)
Taki Dom (1997)
Restlessness (1994)
Geologic Time (1989)
The Academy Leader Variations (1987)
The Animated Star Spangled Banner (1990)
How The Frog’s Eye Sees (1984)
Boccioni’s Bike (1981)
Parataxis (1980)