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Toyota Lecture on Design: Michal Makarewicz

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

College for Creative Studies – Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium, Walter B. Ford II Building
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Join award-winning Pixar veteran Michal Makarewicz as he explores the process of bringing characters to life in feature animation in a Toyota Lecture on Design at CCS.

About Michal Makarewicz
Michal is an award-winning 20-year Pixar veteran, who has worked in many roles within the studio. From Fix Animator to Animator, Directing Animator, Supervisor, and Director, these experiences have provided him with a variety of perspectives on the work itself. Michal is now the Head of Animation at Spire Studios.

Michal has received two Annie Awards from ASIFA for “Best Animation in a Feature Production” (Soul and Ratatouille) and a VES Nomination for his animation on Helen in Incredibles 2. He also received a Feature Animation nomination for the 2020 Reuben Award for his work on Soul. Additionally, Michal was honored to have a scholarship awarded in his name, for the Vancouver Film School (VFS). Michal also runs and co-founded The Animation Collaborative (AnimC), which provides high-end education in the animation field, focusing on Animation, Character Design, and Story.