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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 in…

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.

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Barbershop: The Next Cut

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 being…

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, Nick…

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 the…

Max-The Movie opens Friday. Woof!

Max-The Movie opens Friday. Woof!

Big Film Design is proud to have created the title sequence for Max-the movie, from MGM, opening this Friday, June 26, in theaters nationwide. Max, a military dog from Afghanistan, is adopted by his late handler’s grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier’s brother leads to a life-altering revelation in…

Effie Gray Opens / Randy Balsmeyer receives VES Empire Award

Effie Gray Opens / Randy Balsmeyer receives VES Empire Award

The New York Chapter of the Visual Effects Societyrecently gave its first “Empire Award” to BFD owner and creative director Randy Balsmeyer. Here’s what they had to say: “We’re proud to bestow this inaugural award to New York’s own Randy Balsmeyer, the prolific entertainment industry professional who has made enormous contributions to visual arts and…

Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus – The Rewrite

Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus – The Rewrite

Happy Valentine’s Day – President’s Day weekend! Two new movies with title sequences and visual effects by Big Film Design open in theaters today. We hope you get a chance to see these two very different, movies. For more info about BFD, please visit our web site at: bigfilmdesign.com Occasionally we like to let our…

Top Five

Top Five

BFD rocks Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE Chris Rock’s Top Five, from Paramount Pictures, opens tomorrow in theaters nationwide. We’re very happy to have had a big role in making this outrageous, funny picture. BFD created graphics, visual effects and titles. For more info about BFD, please visit our web site at: bigfilmdesign.com Occasionally we like…

Rosewater

Rosewater

Jon Stewart.s ROSEWATER opens today Jon Stewart’s new movie, Rosewater, with title sequences by BFD, opens in theaters nationwide today. Were we excited to get the call asking us to work on Jon Stewart’s new movie? OMG, you have no idea! As you might imagine, it was an absolute delight for BFD’s Creative Director, Randy…

Let’s Be Cops – The Giver

Let’s Be Cops – The Giver

THE RIDICULOUS AND THE SUBLIME Two new movies with title sequences by Big Film Design open in theaters this week. Let’s Be Cops from 20th Century Fox, and The Giver, from the Weinstein Company. They couldn’t be more different! We hope you get a chance to see these two terrific, and very different, movies. For…

Lee Daniels – The Butler

Lee Daniels – The Butler

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER opens today Randy Balsmeyer and the team at Big Film Design, in association with CineTitle, are proud to have created the titles for The Weinstein Company’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler, opening today in theaters nationwide. Please go see it. It’s amazing! Lee Daniels’ The Butler tells the story of a White…

Lola Versus

Lola Versus

LOLA VERSUS opens Friday Lola Versus, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, opens nationwide this Friday, June 8th. The film was directed by Daryl Wein (Breaking Upwards) and written by Wein and his real-life girlfriend, Zoe Lister-Jones. At BFD, we had the pleasure of working on the title sequences for this sweet-sad-funny picture. Greta Gerwig stars as…

666 Park Avenue – Gossip Girl

666 Park Avenue – Gossip Girl

BIG TV WEEKEND FOR BFD Randy Balsmeyer and the team at BFD have spent the last several weeks creating visual effects for two exciting television shows, both of which are airing in the next few days. We hope you get a chance to see and enjoy them. We apologize if you have already received this…

Rampart

Rampart

RAMPART OPENS TODAY We’d like to share this recent heartfelt and funny e-mail from our friend and client, Oren Moverman, the director of Rampart, which opens today in LA and New York. We had the pleasure of working with him designing the title sequence and a crazy club scene. Occasionally we like to let our…

Ethel – Red Hook Summer

Ethel – Red Hook Summer

BFD PROJECTS AT SUNDANCE If you’re one of our lucky friends attending the Sundance Film Festival, here’s a heads-up to look for two fantastic films we were privileged to work on, that will be having their world premieres there this week. Occasionally we like to let our friends know about what we’ve been up to…

Hugo

Hugo

BFD ENTERS A NEW DIMENSION WITH HUGO     Occasionally we like to let our friends know about what we’ve been up to lately. If you’d prefer to not receive our emailings in the future, please drop a line to info@bigfilmdesign.com with REMOVE in the subject line.

Tower Heist

Tower Heist

BFD TAKES VFX TO NEW HEIGHTS     Occasionally we like to let our friends know about what we’ve been up to lately. If you’d prefer to not receive our emailings in the future, please drop a line to info@bigfilmdesign.com with REMOVE in the subject line.

Margaret

Margaret

BFD PUTS THE OPERA IN ‘MARGARET’ Over five years ago, we had the pleasure of working with the talented writer and director Kenneth Lonergan(You Can Count on Me), creating visual effects for an amazing film called Margaret. At long last, Margaretopens today, September 30th, in a limited theatrical release from Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film…

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

BFD GETS ON BOARD THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU     SOME SAD NEWS Gary Winick, the director of many films including Letters to Juliet, Bride Wars, Charlotte’s Web and 13 Going on 30passed away Sunday at the age of 49, succumbing to a lengthy battle with brain cancer. Gary was a terrific filmmaker and a wonderful…

True Grit

True Grit

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Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero

Last weekend, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO opened in New York and Washington DC. Beginning this Friday, July 30, and over the next few weeks, it will open in theaters around the country. Big Film Design is proud to have designed titles and motion graphics for this extraordinary, eye-opening film, and we encourage you to see it….

Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet

Big Film Design created both the beginning and the ending of Summit Entertainment’s Letters to Juliet, which opens in theaters nationwide tomorrow, May 14. A fun and romantic main title sequence starts the film, and a spectacular 3D matte painting wraps it up at the end. Letters to Juliet was directed by Gary Winick and…

Paper Man

Paper Man

Randy Balsmeyer and the team at Big Film Design are proud to have designed and produced some soaring visual effects for PAPER MAN, opening in limited release this weekend. PAPER MAN, stars Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow. Ryan Reynolds plays Jeff Daniels’ imaginary childhood superhero, Captain Excellent. The film was written…

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Paramount Pictures’ Shutter Island opens today in theaters nationwide. Randy Balsmeyer and the team at Big Film Design are honored to have been able to contribute an understated, moody title sequence to Martin Scorsese’s extraordinary new film. We encourage you to see it soon!

Dear John, NYILY on DVD, A Serious Man

Dear John, NYILY on DVD, A Serious Man

It’s been a big week at Big Film Design… DEAR JOHN Today, Lasse Hallström’s Dear John, from Relativity Media, opens in theaters nationwide, featuring Randy Balsmeyer’s directing of “young John” at the US Mint, the travel of a letter through the US Postal Service, extreme close-up inserts of letter-writing and BFD’s digital post work. NEW…

New York, I Love You

New York, I Love You

RANDY BALSMEYER DIRECTS “TRANSITIONS” FOR NEW YORK I LOVE YOU     Occasionally we like to let our friends know about what we´ve been up to lately. If you´d prefer to not receive our e-mailings in the future, please drop a line to info@bigfilmdesign.com with REMOVE in the subject line.

A Serious Man

A Serious Man

Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest film from Focus Features, A Serious Man, opens nationwide this Friday, October 2nd. Big Film Design (BFD) created the title sequence as it has for every Coen brothers’ film since Miller’s Crossing. Imaginatively exploring questions of faith, familial responsibility, delinquent behavior, dental phenomena, academia, mortality, and Judaism – and intersections…