Demo + Animation Masterclass
DEMO + ANIMATION MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAL MAKAREWICZ
The Animation Collaborative and CTN are proud to present the Animation Demo & Masterclass with instructor Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at Pixar Animation Studios and the CTN animation eXpo now bundled to give you a 4-day immersive once in a lifetime learning experience.
Structured to mimic the daily tools needed for animators for the processes you will find in an animation studio.
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 features in-depth lectures on the Graph Editor, a Variety of Workflows, Eyes and Polish with valuable time for a Q&A. It also includes 3 LIVE demonstrations in Autodesk Maya of the Bouncing Ball, Complex Physical Shot, Performance Acting Shot and industry-proven techniques for handling both common and unusual animation challenges.
Using examples of work by the instructor and other professional animators, 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 polish. 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 at the CTN animation eXpo.
WHAT MICHAL'S STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
"This class exceeded my expectations in every way. The content involved material that I could not have found in any book... It contained real and applicable solutions to problems that we as animators face regularly."
- Carolina Quesada
"Mike’s approach to animating is just...refreshing. It not only allows you to be more exploratory with ideas but to solve issues quickly."
- Faisal Naqvi
"The lectures and demos were extremely insightful, and Mike boiled down complex topics into clear, actionable lessons... His layered approach to animation sets the foundation for a more efficient workflow and faster editing. Take this masterclass if you want to push your skills to the next level!" - Jonathan Sundy
Thursday, November 21st, 10 am - 6 pm
10:00AM - 12:00PM Eyes
12:00PM - 1:00 Lunch
1:00PM - 2:00PM Graph editor
2:00PM - 3:00PM Bouncing Ball / Physical shot Demo
3:00PM - 4:00PM Polish
4:00PM - 5:00PM Variety of workflows
5:00PM - 6:00PM Performance Demo
MICHAL MAKAREWICZ joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003, where he has animated on over 12 Feature Films, and 7 Shorts.
Michal has been a Supervising Animator on Pixar’s first half-hour TV special, “Toy Story of Terror” and on the Up DVD short film Dug’s Special Mission. He has also been a Directing Animator on Cars 2 and Finding Dory.
Michal was awarded an Annie for “Outstanding Character Animation in a Feature Production” by the International Animated Film Society for his work on Ratatouille, and nominated for a Visual Effects Society (VES) award for “Outstanding Character Animated Character in an Animated Feature” for his work on Helen Parr in Incredibles 2.
In addition to his work at Pixar, Michal has been teaching animation since 2005. He has contributed lectures as well as taught classes at the online school Animation Mentor, AnimSchool, California College of the Arts, and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has a scholarship in his name for the Vancouver Film School. Michal has also been a contributing mentor to the Pixar internship program, helping foster growth and development within the company. Michal owns and operates The Animation Collaborative, a brick and mortar school located in Emeryville, CA. The Animation Collaborative offers a series of workshops in animation, character design, story, and a variety of other subjects, all lead by some of the most talented artists and instructors in the industry.
Can be purchased as a standalone masterclass, or BUNDLE with CTNX 2019!
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