Michel Denis da Silva
Hello! I am Brazilian, living one hour away from São Paulo, and I have been working in animation for several renowned studios, including Mikros, Dneg, Cinesite, and many others.
My first attempt at animation occurred in 1988 when I was 5 years old. At that time, I used to fill all of my parents' notebooks with stickman drawings in the corners of each page to observe them in motion. However, it wasn't until 2013 that I had a real opportunity to begin studying animation.
During my learning period, I was mentored by Marlon Nowe (Disney animator) at Animsquad, where I completed the Expert Animation workshop. Additionally, I received guidance from Michael Makarewicz (Pixar animator) at The Animation Collaborative, where I studied Advanced Acting for animators. The excellent mentoring I received at the beginning of my studies and career fueled my aspiration to become a mentor for fellow animation enthusiasts.
I have been working as an animator since December 2014, when I secured my first job in this field. Prior to that, I worked in contract management and projects. This background has shaped me into an artist with a strong understanding of delivering tasks with quality and punctuality, ensuring my clients' satisfaction.
Although my biggest experience is in the feature animation industry, I have also worked with TV shows, cinematics and VFX.
The most well-known project I worked on was 'Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie' at Mikros, where I had the pleasure of working as a lead animator. Additionally, I served as an animation supervisor for 'Tainá and the Amazon's Guardians,' a Nickelodeon TV show, with responsibilities that included overseeing approximately 50 animators worldwide.
I also enjoy recording myself to better study the acting choices available in my shots. Check it out in the video below ;)