Animation Masterclass with PIXAR Animation Director M. Makarewicz

Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design

Program Description

Animation Masterclass with PIXAR Animation Director M. Makarewicz

Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design



16-18 July 2016 The Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design is proud to partner with The Animation Collaborative to present the Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass with Michal Makarewicz Directing Animator at PIXAR STUDIOS. Geared toward students and experienced animators alike, this masterclass discusses animation from a variety of artistic perspectives, breaking down and explaining the simplest to most complex theories, ideas and choices. This course focuses on a layered approach and features in-depth lectures with corresponding LIVE demonstrations in Autodesk Maya and industry-proven techniques for handling both common and unusual animation challenges.

Using examples of work by the instructor, each information-packed lecture is designed to deconstruct a specific topic and show the effects that various choices and techniques can have on your work. The corresponding live demos then illustrate how to incorporate these choices into your work so that your ideas read clearly from blocking to polishing. Students are also shown tips and tricks for keeping a clean workflow in Autodesk Maya's graph editor throughout the animation process. We believe that true understanding of the animation process goes beyond simply discussing the subject matter. Our Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass offers the unique opportunity to see how one of the industry's most talented artists approaches animation - LIVE in front of you. Get the tools you need to create your own feature-quality animation, and don't miss out on an exciting opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry.


PART I 2-Day Masterclass:

Acting and Performance Eyes Brows Working with Dialogue Animation Workflows The Graph Editor Planning and Blocking Polishing

LIVE Demos:

Bouncing Ball Complex Physical Shot Acting Shot

PART II Bonus Material:

Timing for Animation Specificity Walks Demo Reel Do's and Don'ts O&A

Bonus Demo:

Polishing an Acting Shot


Registration (all prices in USD) PART I, July 16-17: 2-Day Masterclass 08.30 - 19.30 each day $ 450 public / $250 students PART II, July 18: Day of Bonus Material 08.30 - 19.30 $100 public / $50 students Included: 30-page booklet of Instructor's Notes

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Last updated December 22, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 16, 2016
2 - 4 days
Full time
333 USD
Start date July 16, 2016
Poland Warsaw, Masovia
Application deadline Request Info
End date July 19, 2016
Duration 2 - 4 days
Price 333 USD
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