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Big Block Recognized for Epic ‘Cosmos’ Show Open

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ Scores Emmy nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design.

Santa Monica, CA -- 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.

“This project inspired us in so many ways and really spoke to our strengths in design, live action and visual effects,” said Kenny Solomon, managing director of Big Block. “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.”

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.