A trip to New York gave me a better view of this city's visual world.
By taking a large number of photographs and by walking
around Brooklyn, I was able to spot indexes, the universe, usable in
the title sequence.
Then I can reinvest this imagery through the ideas and sketches
that make up my storyboard.
I was trying to creat a
rough and colorful graphism consistent
with the serious atmosphere of
"Motherless Brooklyn" and to the
psychology of his main character very
tormented by his childhood.
I was inspired from the comics's world
and work of David Mazzucchelli.
His work on the colors for the comic
"Batman Year One," had something
"retro" that I wanted link to the
ambience 50's of Edward Norton's
The work on moods and colors of
Mazzucchelli, his nocturnal universe
has been a strong source of
inspiration for my work.
So I recreated a city "dada" from pictures's fragments, very
colorful, and independent of each other.
These fragments are prone to suddenly be open to let appear the
cast of the movie.
A way for me to link these occurrences to the tourette syndrom
wich disturb Essrog.