From the creator:
When Writer and Director Steven Zaillian approached Method’s design team to pitch on the main title sequence for his HBO miniseries, we couldn’t have been more excited. After exploring multiple creative directions for the titles, we landed on a concept that would require multiple techniques to achieve our unique aesthetic. We began by shooting original New York City photography, followed by exploring various techniques in photogrammetry, dynamic simulations, projection mapping, as well as utilizing strong images from the show itself. Our mission was to set the audience up for the dark and dangerous journey they are about to be immersed in with HBO’s ‘The Night Of’.
Project: "The Night Of" Main Title Sequence
Concept, Design & Direction: Method Design NY
Director: John Likens
Creative Director: Jon Noorlander
Art Director: Rupert Burton
Senior Matte Painter: Ivan Girard
Production: Method Studios NY
Producer: Adrienne Mitchell
Coordinator: Emily Schaeberle
Senior Executive Producer: Stuart Robinson
Executive Producer: Angela Lupo
This title sequence transforms New York City into a shadowy version of itself, hollowed out of people and populated instead by darkness and flickering lights.