Michal joined Spire Animation Studios as the Head of Character Animation December 2021. Previously Michal had been employed at Pixar Animation Studios since early 2003; and has worked on 14 feature film, 4 short films, and a variety of commercial projects. Michal has been honored by ASIFA with 2 Annie Awards for "Best Animation in a Feature Production" (Soul, Ratatouille) and a VES Nomination for his animation on Helen in Incredibles 2 as well as a Feature Animation nomination for the 75th annual 2020 Reuben Award for his work on Pixar's Soul. He has also been honored with a Scholarship in his name to the wonderful Vancouver Film School. He has been an animator on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave, Soul, Inside Out, Onward, and Incredibles 2. Michal has been a Directing Animator on Cars 2 and Finding Dory. A Supervising Animator on the UP DVD short Dugs Special Mission and PIXAR's first half hour special; Toy Story of Terror. Michal Directed the Disney + shorts Dory Finds and Dory's Reef Cam. Most recently Michal finished working as an animator on Pixar's 2020 feature Soul, and their 2021 feature Lightyear.
Feature Film Polish for Animation
Sunday 10/16 10:10AM - 11:10AM Room 207
This lecture will detail Michal’s approach to Polish for feature film.
Animation Performance Demo
Sunday 10/16 12:30PM - 1:30PM Demo Area 1
This will be a live demonstration in Maya Detailing how Michal animates for performance.