I was there at Tacuba street where the parade started to get ready for the shoot by 8 am to meet a woman whose daughter was one of the extras. The casting was made a month ago according to her, and for the extras they had around 10 calls for shooting.
The casting was made a month ago according to her, and for the extras they had around 10 calls for shooting.
The environment felt tense, the crew people radioing each one like crazy and getting everything ready. Even one of the local buildings facade was painted since it was not in a very good state; everything to look good so the camera could start rolling.
The guys were prepared very early since 2am to get dressed and all the make up done. They were so many extras and so many outfits than makes sense the hole job started so early this morning.
The shooting started and they were many rehearsals with the skulls, the smoke, the copal, the extras and some music.
The street looked so fine full of altars and other dia de muertos stuff, despite its not a tradition to have a parade over those days it was cool nonetheless.
It really felt like November with the smells, the people and the atmosphere, later they started rolling with actors and was a man in white than we all the guys with the camera wanted to know who he was, but the place was very well designed than not matter what you could get nothing but a small glimpse of what was going on.
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