Character animation masterclass 

with Michal Makarewicz

A unique opportunity to learn from the best! A two-day long animation masterclass with Pixar's veteran animator Michal Makarewicz.

Each and every part of the course will be designed to break down a specific topic. Michal will go through the animator's different choices and how different techniques can affect the end result. 

For example, if you only see the eyes of a prisoner through a hatch. The prisoner can go from confident, to doubtful depending on how you place your keys. 


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The masterclass will be held at Filmhuset, Stockholm, the 2-3 April 2020.

From 09:00 - 17:00 both days. 

Price: 3250kr (Excl. VAT 2600kr)

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The masterclass is aimed towards animators and students with relevant education.


About Michal

Michal Makarewicz started at Pixar 2003 and has since then worked on 12 feature films and 7 short films.

He has been supervising animator at Pixar's first half-hour special; Toy Story of Terror and also been directing animator at Cars 2 and Finding Dory. 

Michal won an Annie Award for Outstanding Character Animation in a feature production by International Animated Film Society,  for his work on Ratatouille and was nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award (VES) for Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Feature, for his work with Helen Parr on Incredibles 2.


In addition to his work at Pixar, he has taught animation since 2005 and lectured at Animation Mentor, AnimSchool, California College of the Arts (CalArts) and The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.



  • Eyes

  • Eyebrows

  • Dialouge

  • Different animation workflows

  • Graph Editor

  • Polish

  • Timing

  • Q&A

  • Acting, Performance & theory

LIVE Demonstrations in Maya:

  • Complex Physical Shot

  • Bouncing Ball

  • Performance Acting Shot

Filmography (in selection)

The Incredibles 




Toy story 3

Inside out

Finding Dory


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