Author Archives: Randy Balsmeyer

Girls Trip

Girls Trip

Big Film Design is proud to have created titles and graphics for Universal Pictures new release, Girls Trip, opening today in theaters nationwide.

When four lifelong friends – Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish – travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Girls Trip was directed by our friend Malcolm Lee, who we worked with previously on Barbershop: The Next Cut and The Best Man. We had a great time designing titles, web sites, and social media blasts throughout the film. Girls Trip is a fun ride and we hope you get to enjoy it this weekend!

Visit the official web site and watch the trailers at girlstripmovie.com.

Read the rave reviews at rottentomatoes.com.




Silence – Paterson

Silence – Paterson

Big Film Design is proud to have created titles and graphics for two amazing films opening this week, Silence and Paterson. The films could not be more different. Silence is Martin Scorsese’s epic, decades-in-the-making tale of Jesuit priests in 17th Century Japan. Paterson is Jim Jarmusch’s intimate story of a bus driver/poet who lives inContinue Reading

Inferno

Inferno

In other news… The Criterion Collection, after 23 years, has released Robert Altman’s amazing Short Cuts on Blu-Ray disc. The film includes one of our favorite early title sequences. If you’ve never seen it, now’s your chance to finally see it in high definition.

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! is the latest hilarious offering from the brilliant Coen brothers. The movie follows a day in the life of a Hollywood studio fixer in 1950, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars. In the course of the film, we visit the sets of several movies as they are beingContinue Reading

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

We are very excited to announce our biggest project of the year, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, opening in theaters this Friday, December 4. Big Film Design is proud to have created the title sequences and over 150 visual effects shots, with BFD’s Randy Balsmeyer as on-set VFX Supervisor.

Spotlight, Love the Coopers, Unforgettable

Spotlight, Love the Coopers, Unforgettable

As the holidays approach, we here at BFD have a lot to be thankful for. We’ve been busy on several big projects that are now arriving for your viewing pleasure. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a chance to enjoy some of our recent work.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Big Film Design is proud to have created the title sequences for A Walk in the Woods, opening this week in theaters nationwide. This project was a labor of love for producer and star Robert Redford, based on the best-selling novel by Bill Bryson. The extraordinary cast, including Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal, NickContinue Reading

American Ultra

American Ultra

Big Film Design is proud to have produced the title sequences for Lionsgate’s American Ultra, opening nationwide this Friday, August 21. The film was directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. BFD collaborated with animator Gary Leib to create an end title sequence that takes the viewer into theContinue Reading