Mike is a 17 year veteran animator at Pixar Animation Studios, and Co-Founder of the Animation Collaborative in Emeryville, California.
Mike has generously agreed to give up an hour of his time to talk to our students about animation, breaking into the industry, and what it's like to work on a Pixar film. All questions are welcome.
Michal Makarewicz Incredibles 2 Show Reel from Michal Makarewicz on Vimeo.
About Michal Makarewicz
Michal Makarewicz joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003, where he has animated on a dozen or more Feature Films, and on seven shorts. Mike was a Supervising Animator on Pixar’s first half-hour TV special, “Toy Story of Terror” and on the short film Dug’s Special Mission, and a Directing Animator on Cars 2 and Finding Dory. Mike won an Annie Award for “Outstanding Character Animation in a Feature Production” for his work on Ratatouille, and was nominated for a Visual Effects Society (VES) award for “Outstanding Character Animated Character in an Animated Feature” for his work on Helen Parr in Incredibles 2. You can see Mike's IMDB page for his full list of credits.
Mike Makarewicz - "Ask Me Anything"
On July 1st at 6pm, Mike will join us for an "Ask Me Anything" talk. Got questions for Mike? Maybe you'd like to learn more about film-making at Pixar, how their movies get made, and even how to land a job or internship there? If so, scribble down your questions, and join us tonight.
The talk is open to all our current students and recent graduates. If you'd like to join, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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