the dead one (el muerto)

Main Title Design

We worked with Javier Hernandez, the original comic book’s ”El Muerto”creator who put together fantastic 2D artwork based on specific story points in the timeline.  Stripping them down into elemental layers enabled us to add 3D camera moves and effects to then be integrated with the live action to tell the unique backstory of the hero character and rapidly bring the viewer into the present.  The entire sequence is a about 2:45 and makes heavy use of saturated colors, Aztec metaphors, complicated comic book-like transitions and distortions many other effects with the live footage.