the dead one (el muerto)
Anything that had a mirror or glass finish would serve as portal to and from the Aztec’s parallel worlds so demons could come through. To achieve a supernatural feel we used event driven particle systems combined with cloud tank and lens elements. Entire sequences were tracked and treated this way. Rather than commit to a single look, production decided not to shoot any footage of the Tezkat god, so we designed and built a highly detailed CGI model that was capable of extreme close-ups with realistic facial motion. Additionally we completed dozens of shots featuring digital rain, matte paintings, scars, eye replacement, gunshots, wounds, beauty shots and unique transitional elements.