Theo Bialek is a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks with over two decades of industry experience. He most recently served as visual effects supervisor on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3.
Previously, Bialek served as visual effects supervisor on SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, digital effects supervisor on ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, and senior CG supervisor on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. His other credits include THE SMURFS 2, GREEN LANTERN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2011 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), BEOWULF, HOLLOW MAN (2000 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), and STUART LITTLE (1999 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), among others.
Bialek joined Sony Pictures Imageworks in 1998 from Rhythm & Hues, where he served as a lighting artist on BABE: PIG IN THE CITY.
A native of Rhode Island, Bialek studied Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester Institute of Technology.
Name your three favorite movies:
TOUCH OF EVIL, THE SHINING, CITIZEN KANE
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
Writing the interface and workflow to a lighting tool which was used on STUART LITTLE and later on many of the shows here at Imageworks. It was the first time, as an artist, that I was able to make a contribution that extended beyond my individual work.
What inspired you to becoming involved in making movies?
It was the one two punch of JURASSIC PARK followed by TOY STORY. Seeing the contributions artists could make using computers on either spectrum of a film genres was hugely impactful and inspiring to me.