Tal Shwarzman

Tal is currently an Animator at Pixar Animation Studios. Previously he had been at DreamWorks Animation for over seven and a half years, and has animated on Kung Fu Panda, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of the Guardians and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

His interest in animation started while watching animated TV shows of the mid 80's and films like The Fox and The Hound and The Land Before Time. He graduated from Sheridan College (Ontario, Canada) classical animation program in 2000. After freelancing as a 2D animator for two years on European feature film productions he got his first big job at DPSi (IDT ent.) working on TV shows and the feature film Everyone's Hero, which had lead to a job at Blue Sky Studio animating on Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Tal shares his knowledge of animation history and his experience in feature animation industry with iAnimate students from the first semester it opened its virtual doors. He finally accepted his preoccupation with all things animation as a sort of addiction that he deals with at his blog.

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What students have to say about Tal

I just finished my facial acting workshop 4 with Tal and I wanted to say thanks for everything, all your demos etc, you guys are doing great with the school and it really helped me take my skills to the next level. Tal is Great for giving feedback and explaining things well. I just wanted to say thanks and I'm really happy I took this class!

Alejandro Mozqueda Torres