Blue-Shuttle is proud to invite you to the second edition of the acclaimed masterclass with Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at PIXAR, in Emeryville – California. A rare opportunity to grow as an artist, learning 3D character animation directly from one of the top animators working in the industry and visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum. The Masterclass gives students and professionals alike an in-depth look at the workflow of a Pixar Animator, including LIVE demonstrations and examples from the movies. (ONLY 16 SEATS AVAILABLE)


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.



At the end of the 2 days you will receive the Attendance Certificate signed by Michal Makarewicz.

The Masterclass ticket does not include any other expenses such as travels, accommodation, etc. to which each participant will provide by himself.



“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 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!”
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


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