2-Day Animation Masterclass with Pixar’s Michal Makarewicz

Cloudscape Studios, in association with Creative Skillset and the University of Cumbria, are pleased to present Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at Pixar Animation Studios, in his UK Masterclass debut!

Animation specialist and Annie award-winner Michal Makarewicz will be teaching a 2-day Masterclass this January in Cumbria to help support the growth of the animation industry in the North West.

Geared toward students and experienced animators alike, this masterclass discusses 3D animation from a variety of artistic perspectives, breaking down the simplest to most complex theories, ideas, and choices. This 2-day course focuses on a layered approach to animation 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 lectures illustrate how to incorporate these choices into your work so that your ideas read clearly from blocking to polish. Students are shown tips and tricks for keeping a clean workflow in Autodesk Maya’s graph editor throughout the entire 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 other students and professionals in the industry!

The class includes:
2 full days of instruction (9 am – 7 pm)
LIVE demonstrations in Autodesk Maya
In-depth lectures from planning to polish
Workbook of Instructor’s notes
Working lunch on both days

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