The creative team at Big Block Design Group/BBDG were recognized for their main title design for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design.

Inspired by Carl Sagan’s profound exploration of the universe, BBDG’s Emmy-nominated team, creative directors Curtis Doss and Shaun Collings, visual effects supervisor Randall Smith and CG supervisor Tom Connors, produced an epic show open for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey comprised of customized CGI, live action footage and photographic elements.

A transcendent vision of the mystery of the cosmos, the main title conveys a sense of wonder and also pays tribute to the series’ legacy. The journey through the now-iconic eye bookends the initials C and S, which resolve to become the title Cosmos, the show’s branded image and a subtle and emotional homage to Sagan.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey received a total of 12 Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Directing, Cinematography, Writing, Art Direction, Special and Visual Effects, Music Composition, Main Title Design, Theme Music, Picture Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.

Kenny Solomon, managing director of Big Block, said, “This project inspired us in so many ways and really spoke to our strengths in design, live action and visual effects. We are so proud to have an Emmy nomination and we are most grateful to the Cosmos producers for taking us on this epic journey.”

Based in Santa Monica and New York, Big Block is the production and design studio division of Big Block Media Holdings. Big Block specializes in digital content, VFX, design, DI (digital intermediate) and finishing for commercials, broadcast, interactive, feature films, television, gaming, mobile and enterprise platforms. Big Block provides integrated end-to-end services, from concept and design to live action direction, visual effects and coding and represents the ultimate in end-to-end services for multimedia campaigns and branded content.

A key component of Big Block’s culture is Big Block Design Group (BBDG), whose creative leadership infuses design sensibility and brand strategy throughout the totality of the studio’s productions from inception through live action and production.

In New York, Big Block Live extends the studio’s mandate with an emphasis on live action and branded content, while Big Block Entertainment Group focuses on the development and production of live theater, feature films and television.

Big Block was launched by business developer Scott Benson and executive producer Kenny Solomon, whose collective experience with the production of branded content makes them uniquely suited to meet the challenges of creative communication.

Big Block is housed in the Art Deco Ilona Building on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica and in the Neuehouse at 110 East 25th Street in New York.

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