A detail-oriented, hard-working person who is good at critical thinking, a strong ability to work in a team and is eager to learn. Self-motivation is my second name, but enjoy motivating others. Experience in the customer service as FoH and Barista in Pret-a-Manger and Benugo. Passionate about animation, cinematography and motorisation. Playing sports and attending the gym. I love cartoony and realistic character animation. There is something fascinating in making the characters, who are basically 3D geometry, alive and full of emotions. That is why my dream is to become a character animator.
GET TO KNOW MACIEJ
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB TO START YOUR CAREER WITH?
I would love to work as a character animator on projects which have wonderful storytelling and characters. Furthermore, I would like to find many friends and mentor. My work environment would be friendly and my skills would improve so I would be a more valuable asset to the company.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS.
Hard-working and good at teamwork.
IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BE? AND WHY?
I would like to be a cheetah as it is the fastest animal in the world. It runs as quickly as it can to achieve what he or she would like to get.
WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?
I am a detail-oriented, hard-working person who is good at critical thinking with a strong ability to work in a team. Self-motivation is my second name. However, I still have to work on being too critical of myself and I am sometimes impatient as I rush the task.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?
I see myself happily married, travelling around the world. I would like to learn from and be mentored by more experienced colleagues to grow as an artist. Also, working for the company which challenges my animation skills every day and respects me as I appreciate its employees would be great.
WHICH ANIMATION MOVIE INSPIRED YOU THE MOST TO CHOOSE THIS CAREER PATH?
I watched cartoons and Disney movies as a child. However, Shrek was the one which inspired me the most. There was something magical in this twisted version of a fairy tale. A thrilling quest, a happily-ever-after ending and each character with its unique personality. I learned lots about life too.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMATED SEQUENCE
The best masterpiece in the animation history is Tex Avery’s howling wolf from 1943. The best aspect of it is that it tells the story and is extremely amusing. It has wonderful, cartoony poses which exactly illustrate how the wolf feels at that moment. The appeal is not missing and each pose has a clear line of action. The timing and spacing are excellent too as they are completely different on the wolf and a dancer. The interactions with the environment make it look more believable and the exaggeration done by the animator is fantastic.
WHY DO YOU DESERVE A GREATER SHARE OF SPACE IN THE YEARBOOK?
Because I never perceived myself as a confident person. However, I received the scholarship and directed a trailer which has won many awards. These events changed my life and my mindset as I now believe in my potential and that what I can achieve in the future is limitless.