This collection includes projects concepted, shot by, designed, edited, and animated by the Bigstar team from the past 18 months. It's a showcase of our latest and greatest work and we're proud to share it.
Showtime tapped BigStar to create the show open for Years of Living Dangerously, a nine-part docuseries examining climate change. Working directly with The Years Project, the series' production company, BigStar was tasked with creating a main title sequence that conveyed the crippling effects of climate change and its broad reach.
BigStar collaborated with HBO again on the new promotional teaser for the upcoming third season of Game of Thrones. The challenge in creating this spot came from the necessity to generate environments utilizing a combination of still photography, 3D, and compositing. The narrative, "their world returns to ours," develops as we follow the raven through a series of scenes from around the globe. The atmosphere, inspired by light in the dawn and dusk hours, uniquely blends a still eeriness from our world and the mystical intrigue of the Game of Thrones franchise.
Bigstar was delighted to create the opening title sequence for Love, Marilyn, a new film by Liz Garbus. The documentary reveals the omnipresent icon's intimate inner life and desires through readings and reenactments by contemporary actors. Utilizing iconic imagery and tactile graphic techniques, we created a piece that portrays Marilyn Monroe through a fresh, contemporary, and timeless lens.
Bigstar was thrilled to collaborate with Food Network on the promo package for the upcoming season of The Next Iron Chef. Our aim was to create a series of dynamic spots that tell the story of the epic theme of the season: Redemption, while highlighting the mastery of its star chefs and remaining true to the brand. From concept to completion, we plunged into research, writing, designing, shooting, animating, and everything in between. This campaign is an excellent example of creative collaboration and partnership, particularly regarding our work with the Food Network team and Plush. We're proud to present these bold spots as a part of our featured work.
Earlier this year, ABC came to Bigstar to update the look of their flagship evening program, World News with Diane Sawyer. It was important that the new approach was contemporary, fresh, and stood out from the typical evening news conventions. We delved into multiple aesthetic directions, finally landing on the concept of a cubed landscape filled with motion and momentum seen on a global and intimate scale. Bigstar was thrilled to create this standout package for ABC World News.
Left/Right came to Bigstar to work on History Channel's new series, United Stats of America, hosted by identical twin comedians, Randy and Jason Sklar. The show reveals stories behind the most surprising and interesting statistics throughout American history from past to present. Bigstar branded the series graphically, creating a design language for visualizing graphs, stats, and data throughout the 6 episodes. We worked with Left/Right across all levels of production from parsing data to directing action. We had a blast with Left/Right and the Sklars brothers on this all-American cross-country adventure.
BigStar partnered up with Kenner Films to create this informative piece about the abundance of antibiotics in our meat products and the effect it has in our daily lives. We're proud to present this socially relevant and significant spot as a part of the FixFood team. This project was a great vehicle for BigStar to exercise its For the Greater Good mantra.
BigStar was thrilled to collaborate with Participant Media and executive producer Elise Pearlstein to create the main titles and graphics for Last Call at the Oasis, an important documentary about our world's water crisis.
HBO engages BigStar from concept to completion for the Season 2 teaser trailer of the network's most-watched show, "Game of Thrones". Inspired by themes of ambition and destruction, the graphics, FX, and editorial offer a sweeping view of characters old and new, the changes of Westeros, and the conquering of foes on the rise to the top. Sound Design: Mike Vitacco / Plush
Acclaimed documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg came to BigStar to create the opening title sequence for their new film. Our goal was to execute a piece highlighting the rarity of the knuckleball and the pitchers who are known for it.
The network once known as the Nashville Network, then the National Network, then TNN, then Spike TV, and then just Spike, has been revamped yet again - and this time they tapped BigStar to lead the way. A natural evolution of the Spike brand, "Spike Tone" offers a fresh, versatile platform for the network to deliver its programming. It's still Spike, but with a bolder, more refined look and a slate of new shows that's sure to broaden its appeal, no longer just to guys, but to men...and women. Check it out.
This beautifully rendered 3D animation highlights the technical features and elegant design of Rado's ultra thin watch. The spot aired in US and French markets across theatrical and web platforms.
In this piece for the new Lexus LF-LC concept hybrid, the creative challenge was to highlight the new shape of the grill as a branding element utilizing only still photography. We also aimed to mask most of the car before its unveiling at the North American International Auto Show.
HBO asked BigStar to direct and produce "Raven", a teaser trailer for Season 1 of their epic fantasy series, "Game of Thrones". The spot's message is simple but ominous: Winter is coming...
BigStar would like to congratulate Charles Ferguson and producer Audrey Marrs on receiving the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for their film "Inside Job". BGSTR first collaborated with Charles on his Oscar nominated documentary "No End In Sight" and most recently designed the main titles and graphics for "Inside Job." It's an honor for BigStar to be a part of "Inside Job's" success and to have worked on such an important film with such incredible people. Congratulations to everyone involved. Inside Job is an important film that we highly recommend. It is widely available in theaters and on DVD.
Lexus approached BigStar with an exciting challenge: Visually depict the sound of their finely tuned new supercar-the LFA. So what did we do? We developed an elegant visual execution of sound that not only complements the superior design of this badass new ride, but also shows off the precision audio tuning of its engine.
When BIO approached BigStar for a complete network rebrand, their main focus was to show that the channel was much more than the celebrity Biography series that was previously its namesake. They wanted to elevate and expand the brand to include REAL stories about REAL people. BigStar ran with this idea and created a graphics package that totally revamped the BIO brand, giving it more depth and contemporary appeal, while retaining the network's voice as smart, unexpected, and always true.
Infiniti asked BigStar to create a spot that highlighted artistry, mastery, and beauty. The concept of brush strokes and painting informed the graphics.
For the main titles of Charles Ferguson's No End in Sight, BigStar aimed to echo the filmmaker's message in exposing the systematic and sequential failures that turned Iraq into an occupied nation spiraling out of control.
In creating the main title sequence for the hit FX legal series Damages, starring Glenn Close and Ted Danson, BigStar sought to capture the fast-paced look at the world of high-powered litigation in New York City.