Michal Makarewicz

20 Year Pixar Veteran,  Two Time Annie Award Winner,  VES Award Nominee,  and Co-Founder of AnimC

  • WHAT:   Customized Studio Training 
  • WHERE:   In-Studio (Online options Available)
  • HOW LONG:   Half Day / Full Day
  • COST:   contact staff@animc.com

GENERAL INFO

Michal has been training studios and their employees for over 10 years.  Focused on bringing up skill sets or creating a common approach to the work; In-Person Studio training is highly customizable. 

From covering a host of topics or digging in deep on a particular subject, the opportunities are available to create a specific lesson plan for your employees needs.

TIME COMMITMENT

IN-Person studio training typically runs from 1 to 2 full days, but can be adjusted to make it work for your studio and crew.

COST

The cost for In-Person studio training has many variables.  Please inquire at staff@animc.com for more information

CURRICULUM

This varies based on each studios needs but can be formulated to cover as many or as few topics as you wish.  As we discuss your studio needs we can craft the appropriate lesson plan for the sessions.

Curriculum Options
About Me

 Michal is a 20 year Pixar veteran, who has worked in many roles within the studio; from Fix Animator to Animator, Directing Animator, Supervisor, and Director. These experiences have provided him with a variety of perspectives on the work itself.  Michal is now the Head of Animation at Spire Studios.

Michal has received two Annie Awards from ASIFA for “Best Animation in a Feature Production” (Soul and Ratatouille) and a VES Nomination for his animation on Helen in Incredibles 2.  He also received a Feature Animation nomination for the 2020 Reuben Award for his work on Soul. 

Michal was honored to have a scholarship awarded in his name, for the Vancouver Film School (VFS).  Michal also runs and co-founded The Animation Collaborative (AnimC), which provides high-end education in the animation field, focusing on Animation, Character Design, and Story.

“This Masterclass exceeded my expectations in every way. The content involved material I could not have found in any book. It fcontained real and applicable solutions to problems that we, as animators face regularly.”

– Carolina Cuesada

“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 workshop if you want to push your skills to the next level.” 

– Johnathan Sundy

“Thank you again for such an intense yet mind-blowing class!  I can already tell in my workflow the change in speed and connectivity.  I can’t stress enough how amazing this class was and I hope you continue to do it!  I know I will be singing your praises to all the animators I know.”

– Joree Dolin

Michal's Filmography
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