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Big Machine Design Title's Animal Planet's Ultimate Zoo

Big Machine Design (BMD), a full-service creative services studio based in Hollywood, has designed and produced a new main title open for Animal Planets new ?Ultimate Zoo TV series. The announcement was made today by BMD co-founders Steve Petersen and Ken Carlson.

 On behalf of client Mike Mathis Productions, BMD created an exciting and engaging new main title open. Regarding BMDs work, Lee Toft, Post Production Supervisor for Mike Mathis Productions, said, ?The creative work that Big Machine provided to us looks really great, it was an extremely high-end and polished looking graphic with a particularly lush feel that completely satisfied our creative needs. We were very impressed with Big Machine, as they had many parties to satisfy for this project, and were able to please a diverse array of people during the approval process. They are very creative, flexible and talented-really pleasant people to work with.

Each episode of ?Ultimate Zoo features three highly prominent zoos from around the world. Segments will include behind-the-scenes looks at the interaction between zookeepers and the many rare and exotic animals presented. Among the zoos visited by the series will be Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, the Atlanta Zoo, the Bronx Zoo, Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, the Detroit Zoo, Zoo Vienna and Zoo Zurich, to name just some.

For the ?Ultimate Zoo project, Big Machine Design used Apple Mac Dual 2.5 G5s with Cinema 4D and After Effects. The production credits for this project were:

Executive Producer:
Steve Petersen

Creative Director:
Ken Carlson

Associate Producer:
Elaina Porter

Senior Designer:
Jake Portman

Animation and Design:
Ming-Shian Wang


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, among many others.

BMDs studio is located at 6860 Lexington Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038. The companys website, which posts its latest news, is To request a reel, please call BMD at 323.461.1943.

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