BGSTR | Reel
BGSTR | Reel
 
BGSTR | Reel

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.

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Years Of Living Dangerously | Opening Titles
Years Of Living Dangerously | Opening Titles
 
Years Of Living Dangerously | Opening Titles

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.

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Creative Director
Josh Norton
Designer
Mo Ghayour
Animation
Mo Ghayour, Jake Zucker, Justin Herrmann, Jin Ah Kim
Producer
Regina Sobel
Client
The Years Project
GAME OF THRONES | Dungeon Tease
GAME OF THRONES | Dungeon Tease
 
GAME OF THRONES | Dungeon Tease

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GAME OF THRONES | DESERT TEASE
GAME OF THRONES | DESERT TEASE
 
GAME OF THRONES | DESERT TEASE

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GAME OF THRONES | Forest Tease
GAME OF THRONES | Forest Tease
 
GAME OF THRONES | Forest Tease

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GAME OF THRONES | CITY RAVEN
GAME OF THRONES | CITY RAVEN
 
GAME OF THRONES | CITY RAVEN

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Animation and Effects
Brandon Sugiyama, Luke Infinger
Editor
Erik van der Wilden
Producer
M. Shane Dolly
Sound Design
Michael Vitacco for Plush
Client
HBO
LOVE, MARILYN | OPENING TITLES
LOVE, MARILYN | OPENING TITLES
 
LOVE, MARILYN | OPENING TITLES

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Design
Sianey Montes de Oca
2D Animation
Sianey Montes de Oca, Rachel Yoo Digerness
Producer
M. Shane Dolly
Client
Moxie Firecracker Films
FOOD NETWORK | THE NEXT IRON CHEF PROMOS
FOOD NETWORK | THE NEXT IRON CHEF PROMOS
 
FOOD NETWORK | THE NEXT IRON CHEF PROMOS

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Director
Josh Norton
Design
Shaun Collings, Josh Norton
Storyboards
Kurt Huggins
2D + 3D Animation
Brandon Sugiyama, Steven Harper, Stuart Simms, Patrick Arrington
Compositing
Brandon Sugiyama, Amilcar Hill
Roto + Keyframing
Jim Hsu, Amilcar Hill, CG Lab
Research
Regina Sobel
Producer
Nancy Giandomenico, M. Shane Dolly
Sound Design
Michael Vitacco for Plush
DP
Robert Barocci
Editor
Sam Goetz
Client
Food Network
ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER | REFRESH
ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER | REFRESH
 
ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER | REFRESH

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.

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Creative Director
Josh Norton
Designer
Phil Bichsel
2D + 3D Animation
John Magbuana, AJ Kolb, Steve Harper, Ned Piyadarakorn, Jim Hsu
Producer
M. Shane Dolly
Client
ABC News
UNITED STATS OF AMERICA | SHOW PACKAGE & GRAPHICS
UNITED STATS OF AMERICA | SHOW PACKAGE & GRAPHICS
 
UNITED STATS OF AMERICA | SHOW PACKAGE & GRAPHICS

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Design
Phil Bichsel, Ned Piyadarakorn, Gera Frascaroli
2D + 3D Animation
Phil Bichsel, Ned Piyadarakorn, Gera Frascaroli, Curtis Doss, Jeremiah Ferrell
Producer
April Cuneo
Client
Left/Right
MEAT WITHOUT DRUGS | FIXFOOD CAMPAIGN SHORT
MEAT WITHOUT DRUGS | FIXFOOD CAMPAIGN SHORT
 
MEAT WITHOUT DRUGS | FIXFOOD CAMPAIGN SHORT

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.

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Director
Robert Kenner
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Art Director
Curtis Doss
Storyboards
Kaleo Welborn
2D + 3D Animation
Curtis Doss, Jeremiah Ferrell, Daniel Teli, Ned Piyadarakorn
Client
Kenner Films
LAST CALL AT THE OASIS | MAIN TITLES & GRAPHICS
LAST CALL AT THE OASIS | MAIN TITLES & GRAPHICS
 
LAST CALL AT THE OASIS | MAIN TITLES & GRAPHICS

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Curtis Doss
Design
Curtis Doss, Ben Hurand
2D + 3D Animation
Curtis Doss, Ben Hurand, Jeremiah Ferrell
Compositing
Curtis Doss, Ben Hurand, Jeremiah Ferrell
Producer
Toby Louie
Client
Participant Media
GoT Season 2 | Cold Winds Teaser
GoT Season 2 | Cold Winds Teaser
 
GoT Season 2 | Cold Winds Teaser

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

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Designer
Ned Piyadarakorn
2D + 3D Animation
Ben Hill
Compositing
Paul Todaro
Producer
Rimma Dreyband
Sound Design
Michael Vitacco
DP
Marcus K. Jones
Editor
Brad Turner
Client
HBO
Knuckleball | Main Titles
Knuckleball | Main Titles
 
Knuckleball | Main Titles

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Art Director
Josh Norton
Designers
Josh Norton, Phil Bichsel
2D + 3D Animation
Phil Bichsel
Compositing
Phil Bichsel
Producer
April Cuneo, Nancy Giandomenico
Special Thanks
Tim Wakefield
Client
Breakthru Films
Spike | Rebrand
Spike | Rebrand
 
Spike | Rebrand

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Art Director
Phil Bichsel
Designer
Gera Frascaroli
2D + 3D Animation
Phil Bichsel
Compositing
Josh Van Praag
Producer
Rimma Dreyband
Sound Design
Michael Vitacco
Client
Spike
Rado | COMMERCIAL
Rado | COMMERCIAL
 
Rado | COMMERCIAL

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Curtis Doss
Art Director
Eugene Guaran
Designers
Eugene Guaran, Curtis Doss
2D + 3D Animation
Eugene Guaran, Blake Guest
Compositing
Eugene Guaran, Curtis Doss
Producer
Toby Louie
Special Thanks
Marcus K. Jones
Client
Rado
Lexus | Commercial
Lexus | Commercial
 
Lexus | Commercial

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Curtis Doss
Designers
Helen Hsu, Eugene Guaran
2D + 3D Animation
Helen Hsu, Jeremiah Ferrell, Curtis Doss
Compositing
Jeremiah Ferrell
Producer
Toby Louie
Special Thanks
Ed Han
Client
Walton Isaacson
GAME OF THRONES | Raven
GAME OF THRONES | Raven
 
GAME OF THRONES | Raven

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...

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Credits
Director
Josh Norton
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Designer
Josh Norton
2D + 3D Animation
Daniel Blanco, Stuart Sims
Compositing
Christopher Riemann
Producer
Nancy Giandomenico
Sound Design
Michael Vitacco
Special Thanks
Jacqui Bussey
Client
HBO
Inside Job | Main Title & Graphics
Inside Job | Main Title & Graphics
 
Inside Job | Main Title & Graphics

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.

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Credits
Director
Charles Ferguson
Designer
Josh Norton
2D + 3D Animation
Josh Norton
Producer
Alex Krawitz
Editor
Chad Beck and Adam Bolt
Client
Representational Pictures
Lexus | LFA
Lexus | LFA
 
Lexus | LFA

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Curtis Doss
Designers
Eugene Guaran, Curtis Doss, Helen Hsu, Jeremiah Ferrell
2D + 3D Animation
Eugene Guaran, Curtis Doss, Helen Hsu, Chad Bonanno
Compositing
Eugene Guaran, Curtis Doss, Helen Hsu, Chad Bonanno
Producer
Toby Louie
Client
Walton Issacson
Bio | Rebrand
Bio | Rebrand
 
Bio | Rebrand

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Art Director
Phil Guthrie
Designer
Phil Guthrie
2D + 3D Animation
Curtis Doss
Producer
Judy Bowers
Client
Bio
Infiniti | Commercial
Infiniti | Commercial
 
Infiniti | Commercial

Infiniti asked BigStar to create a spot that highlighted artistry, mastery, and beauty. The concept of brush strokes and painting informed the graphics.

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Credits
Creative Director
Curtis Doss
Designer
Curtis Doss
2D Animation
Earl Burnley, Curtis Doss
Compositing
Earl Burnley, Curtis Doss
Producer
Judy Bowers
Client
TBWA Chiat Day
No End In Sight | Main Titles
No End In Sight | Main Titles
 
No End In Sight | Main Titles

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.

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Credits
Director
Charles Ferguson
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Designer
Josh Norton
2D + 3D Animation
Chris Lohouse, Joshua Laurence
Producer
Alex Krawitz
Editor
Joshua Laurence
Client
Representational Pictures
Damages | Main Title
Damages | Main Title
 
Damages | Main Title

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.

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Credits
Creative Director
Josh Norton
Designer
Tesia Alexandra
2D + 3D Animation
Joshua Laurence
Compositing
Joshua Laurence
Producer
Alex Krawitz
Client
FX