© Yannic Rozon, Faubourg, 2016
Faubourg is the story, told through an elderly woman’s childhood memories, of a young girl who saw her neighbourhood disappear in the early 1960s to make way for the Radio-Canada tower. Yannic Rozon combines archive photos and drawings, using rotoscopy and chroma keying techniques, to explore the phenomena of expropriation and bring a long-gone neighbourhood back to life.
Rozon was given the opportunity to make his debut animated film, and realize an idea for a screenplay that had long lived only in his mind, thanks to the support provided by Vidéographe’s Mentorship Program.
Yannic Rozon was nine years old when his father brought an HI-8 camera home for the family. He was immediately captivated by the possibilities that this beautiful toy had to offer and accumulated hours of goofy footage over the years that followed. He went on to study cinema at Cégep and screenwriting at UQAM, and has taken a number of professional training courses (including sound, lighting, and special effects). He has developed his own visual language as a videographer through a number of short films. Today, his interests lie principally in animated film.