Michal Makarewicz Directing Animator Pixar
On location, Burbank CA
Please help CTN welcome Michal Makarewicz, award winning Pixar Directing Animator and co-founder of The Animation Collaborative, which offers focused, professionally instructed, a la carte education, in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are proud to announce that Michal will be instructing a workshop and will be on the exhibitor floor all weekend.
“Live Animation Demo, “Timing” Lecture and Q&A Session, with Pixar Directing Animator, Michal Makarewicz.”
Born in Poland, Michal Makarewicz was raised in South Africa, Boston and California. He initially went to UC Riverside to study computer programing, but quickly realized it was not for him. Mike always had a passion for film and decided to switch colleges, going on to study computer animation. Mike was fortunate enough to have some great mentors in college and, following his graduation, he was one of two people accepted to the internship program at Pixar.
Mike joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003. He has been an animator on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up (Supervising Animator on the Up DVD short: Dug’s Special Mission), Toy Story 3, Cars 2 (Directing Animator), and Brave. He was awarded an Annie in 2008 for “outstanding Character Animation in a Feature Production” by the International Animated Film Society for his work in Ratatouille.
In addition to his work at Pixar, Mike has been teaching animation since 2005. He has contributed lectures as well as taught classes at the online school Animation Mentor, and instructed classes at California College of the Arts in Oakland and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Mike is the co-founder of The Animation Collaborative in Emeryville CA, where he currently teaches animation lecture & demo workshops.
Mike currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he spends his leisure time outdoors and working on short film projects.
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“We simply want the best experience for the teacher and the student at Animation Collaborative. We work hard to maintain the quality of the experience here.” ~ Michal Makarewicz
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