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Process: Movements

Pav Grochola

Fx Supervisor Sony Pictures Imageworks


Oscar/Emmy-Nominated Animation Artist

Eva Cremers

3D Artist and Animation Director

Our second of three very special evening events in the Giant Screen at Millennium Point – ‘Process: Movements’ – features a top-notch line-up of three brilliant motion-related speakers.

Pawel ‘Pav’ Grochola is supervisor and Lead VFX artist for Sony Pictures Imageworks. He was recently part of the effects team for the Oscar® winning animation film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and his credits include over 29 feature films and numerous awards.

Eva Cremers is a 3D Artist and Animation Director from The Netherlands, known for her tongue-in-cheek and playful artwork. Her distinctive graphic CGI style combines with her unique design sensibility to create charming, joyful worlds of fun. Eva boasts a growing client list including Nike, H&M, Samsung, Apple and the New York Times.

Oscar and Emmy-Nominated PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all-time including Fresh Guacamole, Western Spaghetti, Submarine Sandwich, Game Over, Human Skateboard, KaBoom! and Roof Sex. On his YouTube Channel alone, PES’s films have been viewed over 1.4 BILLION times.


The Transformative Magic of Stop-Motion Animation: Manipulating analogue materials frame-by-frame – PES
Academy Award nominee PES shares specific details of how he creates in-camera effects in his films by manipulating common materials through the art of stop-motion animation. PES discusses the tricks he uses working with analogue materials, and how he teases new life out of them frame-by-frame. As a photographic-based animation technique, stop-motion (more so than other forms of animation) is bound by physical limitations in the real world – real objects, real lights, real world problems. The artist discusses how these limitations can lead to creative problem-solving that can delight and captivate viewers. You’ll never look at familiar objects the same way again.

Creating Computer Graphics with Artistic Intention – Pav Grochola
This presentation explores the fusion of art and technology, focusing on the techniques used in Spider-Verse films while incorporating broader art theories. Divided into three parts, the talk explores inherent properties of different mediums and processes, contrasting 3D animation vs 2D art techniques. It also highlights the importance of linework and the balance between procedural and handcrafted approaches in digital art. The second part discusses the role of information gaps in stimulating audience imagination, drawing from theories of perception in still art, animation and film. The presentation concludes with personal work examples to reinforce these concepts and illustrate the application of artistic intention in computer-generated imagery.

Designing Fun – Eva Cremers
Step into a joyful 3D world, where Eva shares her journey of accidentally becoming a successful 3D artist and director.

Exploring the intersection of imagination, technology and commercial brands, she comes armed with an honest talk filled with insights and fun!


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Millennium Point,
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