In early 2013, we teamed up with the makers of the new Fx Series THE BRIDGE. The goal was to create a opening title sequence that introduced the two sides of the border, El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. With seamless transitions between one shot to the other both city's merge, an idea that parallels the character's relationship between US. Det. Sonya Cross and Mexican state Det. Marco Ruiz. Finally ending on a bridge shot and the title card "THE BRIDGE" we introduce the medium of the contrasting worlds. The problem and the solution.
In the early development stages of the project, I traveled to the Mojave Desert to try and re-create the Mexican landscape. Although we got some great footage, it did not accurately portray Mexico. Turns out, the best place to get footage of Mexico is in Mexico.
CLIENT: FX NETWORK
Director of Photography, Editor, Compositor, Colorist
Michael Lane Parks
Title Design & Layout