We were invited to create the opening title sequence for Tijuana, a political thriller about a group of Mexican reporters who risk their lives to uncover a conspiracy behind the assassination of a popular political candidate.
Starring Damián Alcázar (Narcos), Tamara Vallarta, and Rolf Petersen, the series takes a brutal look at the dangers journalists in Mexico face every day.
Our concept explores a progression of tones representing the complex world of reporting in a city like Tijuana. At the beginning we strike a hopeful tone, as the sun rising over Tijuana is a metaphor for the young idealistic pursuit of a journalist trying to uncover truths hidden in the shadows.
As the light progresses, a world of moral ambiguity is revealed – the deeper the journalists dig, the more the world is revealed as a complex web of shadows, where the division between good and evil is not as simple as black and white.
We used a combination of CG elements, practical live action sets, and sourced imagery to produce this title sequence.
Main Title Sequence Credits
Directed & Produced by KAPWA Studioworks
Creative Director: Robertino Zambrano
Producers: Robertino Zambrano, Omar Roxas
Art Direction: Eddy Herringson
3D Artists: Chad Yapyapan, Elijah Akouri
with the post-production support of:
Cumulus VFX / Elements Post Production
VFX Supervisor: William Gammon
Post Producer: Gabrielle Joosten
3D Assets: Mahdi Manar, Morgane Sansay, Josh Northeast
Compositing: Kyle James, Josh Northeast,
Colourist: Billy Wychgel