Author Archives: Randy Balsmeyer

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

We’re very excited to have been a part of making Spike Lee’s new film from Focus Features, BlacKkKlansman. BFD was the exclusive supplier of visual effects, graphics and titles for this extraordinary picture. It opens in theaters nationwide today, Friday August 10.

BFD’s Randy Balsmeyer, worked as visual effects supervisor for BlacKkKlansman and oversaw the BFD team’s creation of 180 VFX shots. Randy’s collaboration with Spike Lee goes back to his second film, School Daze. Balsmeyer also designed the title sequences and graphics for the picture.

We’re proud to be associated with this fabulous movie and hope you will go see it this weekend! But don’t just take our word for it (okay we’re biased). Here’s what the critics have to say:


Spike Lee Delivers a Hellraising Masterpiece

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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Spike Lee’s new joint — his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest

A.O. Scott _New York Times
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Visit the official website and watch the trailer here.

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.

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.