Theo Bialek most recently served as VFX Supervisor on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING for Columbia Pictures and Marvel.
Bialek previously served as digital effects supervisor on Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and as senior CG supervisor on Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel’s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. His other credits include Sony Pictures Animation’s THE SMURFS 2, the Warner Bros feature GREEN LANTERN, Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2011 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), Paramount Pictures’ BEOWULF and HOLLOW MAN (2000 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), and STUART LITTLE (1999 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects) for Columbia Pictures, among others.
Bialek joined Sony Pictures Imageworks in 1998 from Rhythm & Hues, where he served as a lighting artist on Universal Pictures’ 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.