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2 Full Day Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass with Pixar Directing Animat...

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PLEASE NOTE PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS (CAD). EVENTBRITE FEE OF CAD $15.22 WILL BE ADDED TO EACH TICKET PURCHASE.


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9AM - 6PM ON SATURDAY July 28th, 2018

9AM - 6PM ON SUNDAY July 29th, 2018



The Animation Collaborative and Fresh TV are proud to present the Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass with instructor Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at Pixar Animation Studios!

Geared toward students and experienced animators alike, this masterclass discusses animation from a variety of artistic perspectives, breaking down and explaining the simplest to most complex theories, ideas, and choices. This course focuses on a layered approach and features in-depth lectures with corresponding LIVE demonstrations in Autodesk Maya and industry-proven techniques for handling both common and unusual animation challenges.

Using examples of work by the instructor and other professional animators, each information-packed lecture is designed to deconstruct a specific topic and show the effects that various choices and techniques can have on your work. The corresponding live demos then illustrate how to incorporate these choices into your work so that your ideas read clearly from blocking to polish. Students are also shown tips and tricks for keeping a clean workflow in Autodesk Maya’s graph editor throughout the animation process.

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 most talented artists approaches animation - LIVE in front of you. 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!

Curriculum:

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
  • Acting Shot


THE INSTRUCTOR: MICHAL MAKAREWICZ


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.


WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING:

"This 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

"Mike’s approach to animating is just...refreshing. It not only allows you to be more exploratory with ideas but to solve issues quickly."
- Faisal Naqvi

"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 masterclass if you want to push your skills to the next level!" - Jonathan Sundy


ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:

Elliott Animation / Fresh TV

Elliott Animation is an artist-owned animation studio located in Toronto’s Junction Triangle. The studio is committed to telling great stories, creating beautiful art, making people laugh and maintaining an awesome studio environment. From its traditional service beginning, Elliott pivoted into CG and Digital 2D service work in 2000. Since 2006, Elliott Animation and its sister company, Fresh TV, have created and produced many internationally successful animation series with broadcasters in nearly 200 countries. Elliott Animation repeatedly proves that a commitment to producing quality art matters.

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CANCELLATION POLICY
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.

EVENT CHANGES
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.

AGE RESTRICTIONS
Attendees must be over the age of 18.

RECORDING
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.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact The Animation Collaborative at: info@animationcollaborative.com

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