Big screen success
Bachelor of Animation
When Marek Kochout was just halfway through his studies, he was recruited by Walt Disney, Sydney, before accepting a job at Fox Animations in Arizona.
The Queensland College of Art graduate worked as a traditional animator at Disney in Australia, before moving to America to pursue a job as an effects animator.
He secured work as a 3D character animator at Dreamworks Animation in California and was a supervising animator on the latest Kung Fu Panda animated film.
It was Marek’s job to make sure certain scenes hit the right notes and blend seamlessly into the movie as a whole.
He is particularly proud to have worked on the scene where Po and the Furious Five disguise themselves in a giant Chinese dragon.
Before Kung Fu Panda, Marek worked on other hit films such as Shrek 2, Madagascar and Bee Movie.