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.

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