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Big Machine Design Completes Work on Stunt JunkiesDebuts on January 11th at 10 PM on The Discovery Channel (January 09, 2006)
Big Machine Design (BMD), a full-service creative services studio based in Hollywood, has completed a new main title opening sequence for ?Stunt Junkies which debuts on January 11th at 10 PM on The Discovery Channel. The announcement was made today by BMD co-founders Steve Petersen and Ken Carlson.
On behalf of client CBS Eye Too Productions, BMD designed and produced the entire show graphics package including the Main Title Sequence. Michael Kovnat, the Supervising Producer of Stunt Junkies, said, ?We wanted an opening sequence that would set the show apart something that clearly expressed the shows themes while being stylistically daring and inventive. Big Machine nailed it.
"The producers of the show wanted to use actual footage from their show and have the ability the rotate around the stunts ?Matrix style," said BMD Executive Producer Steve Petersen. "This meant painstakingly modeling the stunt people and their equipment in our 3D software to be able to recreate angles that didn't exist."
"We focused on creating a look that matched the tone of extreme sports without relying on cliches associated with this genre," said BMD Creative Director Ken Carlson. "We also wanted the music to sound different from the usual guitar driven soundtracks that are a mainstay in extreme sports programming, so we worked with our composer, Albert Chang, to create a breakout percussion driven score that sounds entirely different, yet appropriate."
DESIGN CREDITS FOR ?STUNT JUNKIES:
Executive Producer Steve Petersen
Creative Director Ken Carlson
Associate Producer Elaina Porter
Senior Designer Ming-Shian Wang
3D Design & Animation Steve Lawrence
Additional Design Anthony Kolb Claudia Yi Leon
Rotoscoping Spencer Armajo Robert Adams Michael Hackett
Composer Albert Chang
Hardware Apple Powermac G5 Quad Apple Cinema Displays
Software Apple Final Cut Pro 5 Apple Soundtrack Apple Logic Pro Adobe After Effects Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Maxon Cinema 4D
ABOUT BIG MACHINE DESIGN: Big Machine Design, located in Hollywood, California, was founded in 2003 by Steve Petersen and Ken Carlson. The two have diverse backgrounds in the entertainment industry and over 15 years of combined experience. Some of BMDs recent clients include CBS, the ABC News show ?20/20, NBC, Fox, UPN, MTV, TLC, USA, Animal Planet, Fox Searchlight, MGM, Sony and Buy.com, among many others.
BMDs studio is located at 6860 Lexington Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038. The companys website, which posts its latest news, is www.bigmachine.net. To request a reel, please call BMD at 323.461.1943.
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