Animation Demo & Lectures Masterclass

for students and professionals

October 4th and 5th, 2019 – Emeryville (CA)

Blue-Shuttle is proud to invite you to the fifth edition of the Animation Masterclass in Emeryville – California, with Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator @ Pixar Animation Studios.

A rare opportunity for artistic growth, meeting one of the best mentors and animators in the industry. The Masterclass offers students and professionals an in-depth look at Michal’s workflow and the Layered Method, including LIVE demonstrations and lectures.



Michal Makarewicz

Directing Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

Michal Makarewicz joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003, where he has been animator on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave, Inside Out and Incredibles 2. Michal was Directing Animator on Cars 2 and Finding Dory.
During his 16+ 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 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 Masterclass is cutting-edge and reflects how Michal animates every day using the Layered Approach.

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DEMO & LECTURE Masterclass
Days: October, 4th and 5th, 2019


9am – 6pm with breaks

* Only 10 seats available *

The Animation Collaborative
1185 Park Avenue Emeryville


(In front of the Pixar’s main gate)


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Curriculum of the Days

October 4th & 5th, 2019 – San Francisco

DAY 1: Tours


  • Walt Disney Museum Tour
    at the Presidio


  • Studio Tour
    with Michal Makarewicz

DAY2: The Masterclass

  • The Planning Process
  • Blocking using the Layered Method
  • Timing & Spacing
  • Eyes and Brows
  • Mouth Shapes
  • Animating the “Jump on a boat” shot – Live Demo
  • Demo Reel reviews

Enrolling you will receive

  • Participation in the activities of day 1
  • Access to the Masterclass on day 2
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Flight tickets
  • Accomodation in San Francisco
  • Transfers


Animation Demo & Lectures Masterclass with Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at Pixar Animation Studios

October 4th & 5th 2019 – Emeryville (California)



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