The Big Film Design team of designers and digital artists collaborate to bring creative vision and technical tools together to create movie magic. We’re located in New York because it is home to many of today’s most unusual, interesting and creative filmmakers. We love being part of their team, helping to make films that we’d like to see ourselves.
Big Film Design was built on the foundations of Balsmeyer & Everett, Inc., which achieved a reputation for innovative motion control photography and graphic animation in the 1990’s. In 2001, Big Film Design was born: New York’s first all-digital post production house for motion pictures and television.
The owner and Creative Director of Big Film Design is Randy Balsmeyer. He oversees everything that happens at BFD. Randy has been creating title sequences and supervising visual effects for the past twenty-five years, beginning with David Cronenberg and Woody Allen and collaborating regularly with directors like Spike Lee, Joel & Ethan Coen and Martin Scorsese. Randy was the Director of Transitions for New York I Love You, and also directed second unit for Lasse Hallström’s Dear John. Randy won Emmys for his work on Sesame Street and Between the Lions, and was nominated for another Emmy for the opening sequence to Angels in America. In addition to being a DGA member, Randy is also a Director of Photography in ICG Local 600 and a member of the Visual Effects Society, from which he recently received the New York Chapter’s first Empire Award.