2 Day Animation Demo and Lecture Masterclass Berlin, Germany

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Rotor Film

August-Bebel-Str. 26-53

14482 Potsdam


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10AM - 6PM SATURDAY- SUNDAY April 4-5th, 2020

The Animation Collaborative reserves the right to Cancel the Event if a minimum number of attendees is not reached by two-weeks before the event start date (minimum attendee deadline March 21st, 2020)*

The Animation Collaborative along with Rotor Film and Baby Giant Hollyberg are proud to present the Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass with instructor Michal Makarewicz; Co-Founder of the Animation Collaborative and Lead Animator at Pixar Animation Studios!

Geared toward students and experienced animators, this masterclass discusses animation from a feature film perspective, breaking down and explaining the simplest to most complex theories, ideas, and choices.

We believe that true understanding of the animation process goes beyond simply discussing the subject matter. Our Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass offers the unique opportunity to see how one of the industry’s top professionals approach animation through 8 in-depth lecture and three live demonstrations.

Get the tools you need to create your own feature-quality animation, and don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry!


In-Depth Lectures Include:

  • Eyes
  • Brows
  • Working with Dialogue
  • Variety of Animation Workflows
  • The Graph Editor
  • Polish
  • Timing
  • Q&A
  • Acting, Performance and Theory

Live Demonstrations in MAYA:

  • Bouncing Ball
  • Complex Physical Shot
  • Performance Acting Shot



Michal Makarewicz joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003. He has animated on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall­-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, and Inside Out. Michal has been a Supervising Animator on the Up DVD short film Dug’s Special Mission, Directing Animator on Cars 2, and a Supervising Animator on Pixar’s first half hour TV special, “Toy Story of Terror”. In 2016 Michal was a Directing Animator on "Finding Dory" as well as helping run the Pixar Internship Animation Program. He has recently finished working as an Animator on Incredibles II and is currently animating on a yet-to-be announced project.

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 the online school Animation Mentor, and has instructed classes at California College of the Arts and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Michal has also been a contributing mentor to the Pixar internship program for the last seven years, helping foster growth and development within the company. Michal owns and operates The Animation Collaborative, located in Emeryville, CA., where he teaches exclusively.


Rotor Film

Sound and Picture Postproduction United!

Master your product in the largest grading and mixing stage in all of Europe! Our team of highly acclaimed professionals will ensure that with state-of-the-art technology your production is completed to the highest standard. On time and without compromise.

Would you like to know more? info@rotor-film.de

Baby Giant Hollyberg

We are a team of expert film-makers with a wealth of experience from over thirty years of work on top grossing movies with companies such as Pixar and Fox.

Having been awarded for our experimental animation we have proven that our creative and unique point of view is being recognized globally.

Combining our outstanding animation and design skills with our individual modular pipeline we will enliven and enrich your stories.

To learn more: http://www.babygiant.studio/


Tuition fee includes non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 USD. Cancellations for refund of remainder of tuition fee will be accepted up to 3 weeks before the event. From 20-10 days before the event, a cancellation fee of $100 USD will apply. From 9 days before the event and after, refunds cannot be provided. Event tickets are non-transferable.

The event organizer, The Animation Collaborative, reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event with reasonable discretion and for any reason (inclement weather, low enrollment, instructor illness, or any other unforeseen disruptive circumstances).

*In the case of cancellation by The Animation Collaborative, the full event fee, including the registration fee of $75.00 USD, will be refunded. If the event is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund, or transfer their registration to the rescheduled event. In all cases, The Animation Collaborative shall have no further liability beyond the event fee. We regret that any transportation and hotel costs, cancellation penalties, or any other non-recoverable costs incurred by registrants are not refundable. In the event of any unforeseen last-minute scheduling problems, we reserve the right to substitute an equivalent, qualified instructor who might not be listed in the class description.

Attendees must be over the age of 18.

A pen and paper are recommended for taking notes. Attendees will also receive a booklet of instructor's notes. Laptop/tablet computers are permitted, but please no recording with these or other devices. NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OF THE CLASS MATERIAL OF ANY KIND IS PERMITTED. DISTRIBUTION OF THE INSTRUCTOR'S NOTES IS ALSO PROHIBITED. Out of respect for fellow attendees and the instructors, we ask that attendees please refrain from live tweeting, texting, phone calls, etc. during the class.

Please contact The Animation Collaborative at: staff@animc.com

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