THE CCXP it has become the epicenter of pop culture around the world, where fans can express their love, share ideas and come face to face with their favorite artists. And as they are people passionate about knowledge, discovering how works take shape and come to life is of great importance for this experience. So, on Thursday (5), the festival receives Pav Grochola, visual effects supervisor (VFX Supervisor) at Sony Pictures Imageworks and member of the team responsible for the winner of the Oscar 2019 in the category of Best Animation, the feature Spider-Man in Spider-Man. Your participation in CCXP19 – that happens between December 5th and 8th, at São Paulo Expo – is an invitation from VFXRIO, one of the most important events dedicated to technology and entertainment, held between November 30 and December 2, at Casa Firjan, in Rio de Janeiro.
The secrets used by the film crew, and which were responsible for making it a milestone in the history of animation, will be revealed by Pav Grochola. One of the elements most praised by the experts was the style chosen. With a mix of traditional animation, comics and CGI, Spider-Man in Spider-Man it adopted a hybrid format, discarding itself as something never before seen in theaters and as a film critically and publicly acclaimed. The feature won him the Visual Effects Society award in the Simulation of Special Effects in Animation category.
Currently, Pav Grochola is a supervisor and Lead VFX artist at Sony Pictures Imageworks. After finishing the Fine Arts course in Australia in 1999, Grochola saw his future in digital content production. He started his career producing visual effects for commercials and, soon after, moved to London to work with cinema. The professional spent five years at Double Negative, specialized in animation and worked on several films in the franchise Harry Potter. His career includes 29 feature films and numerous awards, including the Annie Award for his work in Edge of Tomorrow (On the Edge of Tomorrow).
In 2018, the festival received 262 thousand visitors, setting a record attendance and establishing itself once again as the largest pop culture festival in the world. CCXP is already part of the country’s cultural calendar and this year it will take place between December 5th and 8th, at São Paulo Expo. Learn more at www.ccxp.com.br.