Disney
Fox 21
Imagine Entertainment
National Geographic
Ron Howard
Brian Grazer


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Genius Einstein, Genius Picasso, and Genius Aretha

Shine designed, filmed, edited and animated the main title sequence for “Genius”. Each season focuses on a different cultural icon. Season one was “Genius Einstein, followed by season two “Genius Picasso”, and most recently season three with “Genius Aretha”.
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Ron Howard
Fox Television
Imagine Television
season one of three: Genius Einstein

Shine designed, edited and animated the main title sequence for “Genius”, a biopic event series about Albert Einstein. The concept Shine employed used three-dimensional textures of particles that generated imagery inspired by Einstein’s life and work.

Genius, is NatGeo’s first-ever scripted series, based on the Walter Isaacson book Einstein: His Life and Universe and executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, with Howard also directing the first episode.



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The all-star cast includes Geoffrey Rush as Professor Einstein, Johnny Flynn as Albert in his youth and Emily Watson as the scientist’s second wife — and first cousin — Elsa Einstein. Over 10 episodes, the series takes Einstein’s story beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest. His daringly creative mind often landed him in trouble with his loved ones and peers, but also helped him to usher in ground breaking discoveries that reshaped modern science.


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Albert Einstein received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities. During the 1920’s he lectured in Europe, America and the Far East, and he was awarded Fellowships or Memberships of all the leading scientific academies throughout the world. He gained numerous awards in recognition of his work, including the Copley Medal of the Royal Society of London in 1925, and the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1935.

Einstein’s gifts inevitably resulted in his dwelling much in intellectual solitude and, for relaxation, music played an important part in his life. He married Mileva Maric in 1903 and they had a daughter and two sons; their marriage was dissolved in 1919 and in the same year he married his cousin, Elsa Löwenthal, who died in 1936. He died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey.



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Ron Howard
Ken Biller
Imagine Entertainment
Fox21
National Geographic
season two of three: Genius Picasso

Shine designed, filmed, edited and animated the main title sequence for “Genius”, a biopic event series about Pablo Picasso. The concept Shine employed original photographed and filmed paint textures that make up images of Picasso’s life, relationships and work.

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Genius: Picasso stars Antonio Banderas in the titular role – as one of the 20th century’s most influential and celebrated artists, who interpreted the world in new and unorthodox ways, and reinvented our perception of creativity in the process. The second season of National Geographic’s 10-part, Emmy-nominated global event series, Genuis, explores how the Spanish-born artist’s passionate nature and relentless creative drive were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs, and constantly shifting and personal alliances. Genius is executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and created by Ken Biller.
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Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881 to April 8, 1973) was a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century and the co-creator, along with Georges Braque, of Cubism. Considered radical in his work, Picasso continues to garner reverence for his technical mastery, visionary creativity and profound empathy. Together, these qualities have distinguished the “disquieting” Spaniard with the “sombrepiercing” eyes as a revolutionary artist. For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that he superstitiously believed would keep him alive, contributing significantly to — and paralleling the entire development of — modern art in the 20th century.
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Pablo Picasso remains renowned for endlessly reinventing himself, switching between styles so radically different that his life’s work seems to be the product of five or six great artists rather than just one. Of his penchant for style diversity, Picasso insisted that his varied work was not indicative of radical shifts throughout his career, but, rather, of his dedication to objectively evaluating for each piece the form and technique best suited to achieve his desired effect. “Whenever I wanted to say something, I said it the way I believed I should,” he explained. “Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it.”
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Art critics and historians typically break Pablo Picasso’s adult career into distinct periods, the first of which lasted from 1901 to 1904 and is called his “Blue Period,” after the color that dominated nearly all of his paintings over these years. At the turn of the 20th century, Picasso moved to Paris, France — the cultural center of European art — to open his own studio. Lonely and deeply depressed over the death of his close friend, Carlos Casagemas, he painted scenes of poverty, isolation and anguish, almost exclusively in shades of blue and green. Picasso’s most famous paintings from the Blue Period include “Blue Nude,” “La Vie” and “The Old Guitarist,” all three of which were completed in 1903. In 1899, Picasso moved back to Barcelona and fell in with a crowd of artists and intellectuals who made their headquarters at a café called El Quatre Gats (“The Four Cats”). Inspired by the anarchists and radicals he met there, Picasso made his decisive break from the classical methods in which he had been trained, and began what would become a lifelong process of experimentation and innovation.
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Suzan-Lori Parks
Disney
Fox 21
Imagine Entertainment
National Geographic
Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
season three of three: Genius Aretha

Shine designed, filmed, edited and animated the main title sequence for “Genius”. Each season focuses on a different cultural icon. Season one was “Genius Einstein, followed by season two “Genius Picasso”, and most recently season three with “Genius Aretha”.

Season three, was a biopic event series focusing on the life and work of Aretha Franklin. The concept Shine employed original photographed and filmed spinning records that held images of Aretha Franklin’s life, relationships and music.

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National Geographic Channel’s GENIUS focuses on the untold stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators. This season will explore Aretha Franklin’s musical genius, her incomparable career, and the immeasurable impact she has had on music and culture. Starring Academy-Award Nominee Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin.
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Genius is National Geographic’s critically acclaimed anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators and their extraordinary achievements with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. This third season will explore Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world.
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Franklin was a gospel prodigy, an outspoken civil rights champion and widely considered the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honors throughout her career. Genius: Aretha will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul.
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