Animation Demo Lecture Masterclass Pixar

The Masterclass: After the big success of the latest Masterclass in Emeryville and the tour in Pixar Animation Studios, by popular demand arrives in Europe the Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass! Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at PIXAR, in these 3 days will teach us the animation techniques used in the most great animation studios in the world and, exclusively for us, he will dedicate the third day to animate LIVE, in front of our eyes, simple and complex shots. A unique formative opportunity and never seen before in Europe for both professionals and students of each level.

Language: English with simultaneous translation in Italian if needed

Who can attend to the Masterclass: Animators of each level both traditional and 3D, professionals and students, story artists, designers, character designers, storyboard artists, writers, directors and producers. Everyone will draw precious teaching depending on their level and scope.

Where: Rome (Italy), 18th, 19th and 20th March 2016. (LIMITED SEATS)
Timetable: 9AM-6PM with lunch break and coffee breaks

What you will get: Advanced training, certificate of participation signed by Michal, opportunity to establish relationships with professionals and students, celebrative t-shirt, prize-draw from the Pixar store



Michal Makarewicz joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003 after completing the prestigious animation internship program at the San Francisco Bay Area studio. Since then, Michal has worked as an animator on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, and Brave. Michal was Supervising Animator on the Up DVD short film Dug’s Special Mission, Directing Animator on Cars 2, and Supervising Animator on Pixar’s first half-hour TV special Toy Story of Terror. Michal recently finished animation on Pixar’s 2015 feature film Inside Out, and is currently working as Directing Animator on the 2016 feature film, Finding Dory.

Michal is one of the few instructors who also works full-time at Pixar Animation Studios, ensuring his lessons are relevant to working in the industry today. The information taught in the Master Class is cutting-edge and reflects how Michal animates every day!

During his 13+ year career at Pixar Animation Studios, Michal has contributed to films that have won 5 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Annie Awards, and dozens of other accolades.

In 2008, Michal was awarded an Annie for “Outstanding Character Animation in a Feature Production” by the International Animated Film Society for his work on Ratatouille. In addition to his work at Pixar, Michal has been teaching animation since 2005. He has contributed lectures as well as taught classes at Animation Mentor, and has instructed classes at California College of the Arts and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Michal currently teaches exclusively at The Animation Collaborative in Emeryville, California, where he is owner and co-founder, in addition to traveling domestically and internationally with The Animation Demo & Lecture Master Class.


In the first 2 Days of standard Masterclass, Michal will hold in-depht lectures on various animation topics, starting from simplest aspects to get deeper and deeper and finding out details and techniques hard to find on books or other sources. He will show footages from Pixar’s movies and will interact with the students continuously.

The third day (optional), we will have the unique opportunity to see the “master at work”. Michal, in front of our eyes, will open his favorite animation software and start to animate characters following the workflow used in Pixar! what else to say? unmissable.


You will receive also:

  • Pass, your access to the 2 or 3 days
  • Workbook, lectures and notes from Michal
  • T-Shirt, designed to celebrate the event
  • Certificate of participation, signed by Michal
  • All lectures will be in English
  • Prize-draw from the Pixar store

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    “This master 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
    “The lectures and demos were extremely insightful, and Mike boiiled 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!”
    Jonathan Sundy
    “This course was the absolute best use of my time and money! Mike has a gift for teaching. Keep doing this! The explanations were clear and the demonstrations were eye-opening. I had many ‘ah-ha!’ moments. Thanks to this masterclass, my skills have improved! And, I’m faster!”
    Christina Saenger