Animation Master Class
July 25-26

  • Show Title:
    Animation Master Class
  • Artist:
    Michal Makarewicz
  • Show Schedule:
    July 25-26 9:00am - 7:00pm


SPECIAL CTN OFFER: $100 off to CTNers who purchased any admission pass online to attend either CTNX 2014 or CTNX 2015.  Log into your account at and go to my tickets and email your CTNEVT order number to, to receive a $100 off discount code to register for this workshop. This offer good until July 24th, 2015 at 11:59pm PST. Limited one per person.

Space is limited! So reserve your seat today!
The Animation Collaborative is proud to partner with the Center Stage Gallery and Creative Talent Network to present the Animation Demo & Lecture Masterclass with instructor Michal Makarewicz, Directing Animator at Pixar Animation Studios!
Schedule July 25-26, 9:00am – 7:00pm
PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE: Sign Up is separate for the portfolio critiques CLICK HERE. You pre-apply for a critique and the artist will select up to 5 portfolios to critique. Those who are selected to have their portfolio critiqued will receive a free 3-DAY exhibit floor only pass to the CTN animation eXpo. You must have already rsvp’d for this event and know your CTNEVT order ID number.
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!
In-Depth Lectures Include:
•  Acting and Performance
•  Eyes
•  Brows
•  Working with Dialogue
•  Variety of Animation Workflows
•  The Graph Editor
•  Planning and Blocking
•  Polish
•  Q&A
LIVE Demonstrations in Maya:
•  Bouncing Ball
•  Complex Physical Shot
•  Acting Shot
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