showcase spain issue 155 Apr 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest edition of Showcase Spain, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Spanish visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- Barcelona Asian Film Festival, BAFF 2009, April 30th - May 10th.
- The recently inaugurated Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB) presents 'Dressing the Body', an unprecedented walk through the history of fashion.
- Michael Nyman will open the Documenta Madrid festival on April 30th.
Our cover photo was shot by Victor Moscardó.
- film production companies
La Cosa de las Peliculas Madrid commercial production
Latest news from La Cosa de las Películas:
- Kia 'Crossing Soul'. Agency: Innocean Worldwide, Korea. Dir: Mr Cha. Location: Madrid.
- Camay 'Pretty Woman'. Agency: Leo Burnett, Beirut. Dir: Maria Ripoll. Location: Madrid.
- Nesquik 'Duo Graal'. Agency: McCann Erickson, Paris. Dir: Ramon Poch and BeAnimation, London.
- Bocadelia. Agency: Vinizius Y&R. Dir: Vittorio Sacco. Location: Barcelona.
- Camay 'Passion Red'. Agency: Leo Burnett, Beirut. Ph: David Ruiz.
- Ford 'Titanium Reflections'. Agency: Ogilvy, London. Ph: Paul Murphy.
Team Works Production Madrid commercial production
Team Works Production recently put together a four day shoot for Renault. The production involved two Madrid-based locations: a house constructed with symmetrical architecture to represent the harmony between function and design, and an office complex that sets a European standard for modern ecological design.
MultiOpticas chose Team Works and Only 925 to film its latest commercial, a graceful spot based on fairytale Snow White, in Madrid. With the use of clever dialogue, great acting and 3D effects, the company's director, Fernando García-Ruiz, managed to capture the client's full attention once again.
- photo production
Landing Zone Production Barcelona photo production
Landing Zone offers complete services for productions throughout the Canary Islands. The company announces the launch of its light rental and location motor home department, with new rates and special offers available on its dedicated website.
Over the winter, Landing Zone has been working flat out. Latest projects include:
- Versace Versense. Ph: Michelangelo Di Battista. Model: Toni Garrn.
- Clarins. Photographer: Ben Hassett. Model: Lydia.
- Urban Outfitters. Ph: Viviane Sassen.
- Urban Outfitters. Ph: Marlene Marino.
- Urban Outfitters. Ph: Tim Barber.
- Wallpaper. Ph: Viviane Sassen.
APRODUCTIONS Madrid photo production
AProductions continues its successful expansion with three new additions to its professional team:
- Jesus Alonso joins the company's fashion and advertising photographers. His latest campaigns include Iberdrola, Balay, ONO and NH Hotels.
- Josep Llordes joins an illustrious team of directors that includes Ale Burset, Nacho Sarrais, Jonas Benarroch, Tirso Díaz and Yago Garbizu.
- Nora Osta has joined the production team as the new coordinator. Formerly, she was production manager for magazines including Vanity Fair Spain and Yodonna.
To accommodate the new arrivals, AProductions has moved location from its offices in Serrano, 25 to Goya, 69, Madrid.
Eyethinking Barcelona photo agents
Eyethinking represents top fashion and advertising photographers. The company provides international tailor-made production services including set design, location scouting, casting and 2D/3D retouching, among others.
Recent projects include:
- Richard Ramos completed a spring '09 campaign for El Corte Inglés.
- Ross Kirton completed a Kit-Kat campaign and
illustration ads for La Rinascente.
- LSD shot TIM and Warner campaigns.
Other projects and publications from the photographers at Eyethinking include: Venca Diva '09 collection by Eric García, BNL campaign by LSD, Harper's Bazaar by Ross Kirton, InStyle and Nox by Richard Ramos.
David Matellanes Madrid advertising photographersDavid Matellanes shoots fashion and advertising photography in his own unique style. His intimate and highly personal photographs evoke a mysterious, seductive and dreamlike state that aims to transport his subjects into a world of sensations.
David's dedication means he is involved from start to finish in all of his creative projects. He enjoys each part of the process and is only satisfied when he has achieved the goal of transmitting his emotions into his work.
Latest work includes fashion campaigns for Lola Valdueza, Mafecco, Merletti, Zisco, Chareli and Monsi, and an advertising campaign for Licor 43.
Paranoikvision Mallorca advertising photographers
Paranoikvision is the fusion of photographers David Bonet and Alessandro Marinelli. The pair's strong partnership has created the company's unique reputation, and under their creative experience and artistic direction, Paranoikvision uses the latest photographic and lighting equipment and employs the most advanced shooting techniques.
Based on the island of Mallorca, which provides an infinite amount of locations to suit any type of shoot, the company produces the highest grade images for the complete photography experience.
Friedel Scholten (Workstation) Barcelona advertising photographers
Photographer Friedel Scholten recently shot a catalogue campaign for Princesa Pijamas. Client: Grupo Sans. Graphics studio: F. Vilet. Make-up: Dani Rull. Styling: Le Team.
Check the website for more information.
Jose Manuel Ferrater Barcelona fashion photographers
Latest work from Jose Manuel Ferrater:
- Rabat jewellery images.
- Graphic campaign and advertising spot for Circuit de Catalunya with Ogilvy Interactive.
- Men's bath wear editorial for Neo2.
- Women's jeans editorial entitled 'Western' for Neo2.
- Campaign for Andres Sarda with LaSal.es.
Check the website for more information.
Sergi Jasanada Barcelona advertising photographers
Sergi Jasanada recently shot the cover and an editorial for La Vanguardia's 'Special Trends' magazine with actress Amaia Salamanca. Make-up: Moncho Moreno. Styling: Elvira Pla.
Check his website for more information.
Nina W. Melton Barcelona advertising photographers
Nina Melton celebrated the "Yes We Can!" campaign firsthand as she was in Miami shooting an editorial for Naif magazine on the day President Obama was elected. Styling: Lola Villaescusa. Production: Pierre Mallmann, Setup Production Services.
For the upcoming spring/summer season, Nina shot a new campaign and catalogue for Spanish client Boboli with stylist Kathleen Boonen. She also shot a catalogue for Mayoral with stylist Silvia Rademacker.
She has just finished shooting a winter catalogue for Boboli and is preparing to shoot new campaigns for Mayoral Bebe and NewBorn with the agency Nodomoda.
In April, Nina will be busy taking pictures in Barcelona for German catalogue Quelle.
Antonio Enrique Cherubini [Muse Industry] Barcelona art direction
Muse Industry is a brand new Barcelona-based fashion production agency born out of many years experience in the Italian market. The company combines creative direction with the latest technology, providing a highly competent image development process through tailor-made projects suited to each individual clients' needs.
The agency has built strong national and international ties through campaigns and catalogues for brands such as Diesel, Daniele Alessandrini, Condor, Fiat, Breil, Lotusse, Pierre Cardin, L'Oréal, SeaPort, Radiosa, Basmar, Janira and Vodafone. In terms of creativity and styling, the agency has produced editorials for publications including Vogue Italia, Elle, Tendencias, Novias España, Ragazza Moderna, Alterego Magazine and H Magazine.
Muse also works with many leading photographers including J.M Ferrater, Filippo Marconi, Joan Alsina, Joan Duran and Victor Moscardó.
- post production
Magico Creative Retouching Barcelona cgi 3d rendering
Mágico is a highly experienced post production company. Based in the heart of Barcelona it provides quality creative retouching, and as a partner of the Amsterdam-based Magic Group is able to offer a diverse range of retouching styles as well as 3D, CGI and illustration services.
Recent work includes:
- Stuart Hall - Seat Exeo.
- Sergi Pons - Aigner / Silestone.
- Kristina G. Fender - Honda.
- Javier Tles - Renault.
- The Mushroom Company - Magnum Temptation.
Check the website for more information.
Medita Locations Barcelona location service and scoutsMedita Locations offers spectacular residential and commercial locations in Spain, specialising in Barcelona, the Costa Brava and the island of Ibiza. The company's style ranges from high-end interiors and villas to more traditional, rustic and urban spaces. Its locations have been used for advertising, catalogue and editorial shoots, TV commercials, feature films and special events.
Medita Locations also provides scouting services and can help arrange accommodation, catering and local fixers for any type of shoot.
The company does not charge a fee to show its location archive, so feel free to email with specific location requests and its friendly team will be happy to help out.
- rental studios
Linnandrobert Studio Barcelona rental studios
Linn and Robert present their two excellent daylight studios: a 160 m2 indoor studio, perfect for smaller productions, editorials, commercial and fashion productions, and a 650 m2 rooftop studio with 360 degree views over Barcelona.
The studios host many facilities and quality features for use by clients, including a make-up area, shower, open plan kitchen, Wi-Fi access, light and set props rental. Access is by industrial lift, and there is free parking and secure overnight storage. Being a fully-working studio, a variety of set building, catering options, photographic assistants and digital support can be organised.
The location lies just off the city bypass and is easily accessible at all times of the day.
Recent clients include Park Avenue, X-Ray Magazine, Bogner Jeans, Harper's Bazaar, Yerse, and many more.
Centro Studios Madrid rental studios
Centro Studios is a real downtown Puerta del Sol polyvalent space, fully equipped with lighting, cameras and 24/7 equipment hire and offering 800m2 for all types of professional photographic, film, casting and event production.
The company's digital department is equipped with the latest technology, including Hasselblad H3DII 31/39, Canon Mark III and Canon 5D Mark II cameras, and offers technical advice, colour management, scanner facilities, certified proofs, fine art prints, digital retouching and CGI services.
Recent jobs included: Bvlgari by Rafa Gallar, Pepe Botella campaign by Alfonso Ohnur & Casanova, Nike by Ale Burset, Joaquín Cortés by Stephanie Pistel, Calendario Larios by Juan Aldabaldetrecu with Ana de Armas, La Oreja de Van Gogh by Sergi Margalef, Toyota campaign by Ralph Richter, Flamencos campaign by Juan Martin, Cibeles Fashion Week - Marie Claire Spain by Joshua Kogan, Ahorro Energia campaign by Miguel Toledano with Spanish football players Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, David Villa and Fernando Torres, Brokal campaign by Nacho Irisarri, Man Magazine by Sergi Margalef, Ragazza Magazine, Marie Claire, Madriz Magazine, Calle 20 by Kike Palacios, Tendencias Magazine by Pablo Baudet, Onu campaign - digital retouching by Pedro Aparicio.
Semilunar Studio Barcelona rental studios
Semilunar Studio is the largest specifically designed photography and video studio in Spain. The 470m2 of studio space (170m2 shooting area and 300m2 of storage) offers the highest quality standards for any type of professional production. All manner of projects are welcome.
The studio offers great tariffs for 2009, with increased services at no extra cost. Contact Semilunar for the latest pricing information.
Addict Studios Madrid camera/ accessories photography
Addict Studios provides 500m2 of studio facilities, including natural light, two faces cove, 100 KW power, 5-7m height, 25m shooting range, car entrance, free parking at the door, rest and meeting areas, fully equipped independent make-up and stylist area, air conditioning, water shooting facilities, catering services, fully equipped kitchen and free breakfast, an experienced crew, free 12MB Wi-Fi and an iMac G5 computer.
Latest projects include: Vogue UK 'Swarovski' by Eugenio Recuenco, Nike by Rankin and Ale Burset, Loewe by Kristina G.Fender, Pantene by Rafa Gallar, El Corte Inglés by Txema Yeste, Cortefiel by Gonzalo Machado, ONU campaign by Bernardo Aja, Vodafone spot by Blur, El Canto del Loco video, L'Oréal 'Vichy' spot, Voguele Shoes by Paco Peregrín, NH Hotels, Ono and Balay by Jesús Alonso, Jockey campaign and Revolution Magazine by José Aragón (Fernando Verdasco).
Visit the website for more information about equipment, rates and special offers.
- equipment rent
SPOT PROFESSIONAL LIGHTSERVICE Barcelona camera/ accessories photography
Star photographer Rankin, c/o Rene Hauser, shot an international campaign for Nike at Spot's production facilities on Mallorca.
International sports stars including Rafael Nadal acted as models for the worldwide 'V is for Victory' campaign.
Check the 'making of' for the campaign here.
LocLum S.L.N.E. Barcelona camera/ accessories photography
Professional equipment, service and top-notch material is what LocLum is all about. Profoto, Briese, Canon and Hasselblad equipment, along with much more, is available. The company claims "We have it or we will go get it!"
Recent projects include Hans-Peter Schröder for Skoda Fabia , Stylesight Lounge and Photobooth at Bread and Butter Barcelona, Henrik Adamsen for Cosmobelleza , Detlef Schneider for Porsche Adidas Design and Adidas Historybook , Jonathan Miller for Revlon Equave, Andrea Varani for Dr. Scholl, Joan Tomás Corominas for various editorials, and many more.
LocLum offers special deals for new talents, such as: Carles Carabi for W Hotel Barcelona, Hannah Lipowski for Bambi by Laura, Monica Chamorro for Bibian Blue, Anders Bigum for independent work.
Visit the company's redesigned blog or the website for more information.
Francina Agency Barcelona fashion models
Latest news from the Francina Agency:
- Jade Foret: TV Spot for Biocentury. Producer: Errecerre.
- Barbara Tous: Editorial for Woman. Ph: Richard Jensen.
- Kelly Ilves: Campaign for Roberto Verino Perfume. Ph: Luis Malbran.
- Marta Canalda: Editorial for El Semanal. Ph: Antonio
- Adrian Allen: Editorial for Cosmopolitan. Ph: Rafa Gallar.
- Ard: Editorial for Cosmopolitan. Ph: Rafa Gallar.
- Jason van Oijen: Editorial for Cosmopolitan. Ph: Rafa Gallar.
- Johan: Editorial for NOX. Ph: Richard Ramos.
Group Model Management Barcelona fashion models
Latest news from Group Model Management:
- Jesper Lund shot for Tendencias magazine with photographer Paulo Baudet.
- Sebastian Lund features in the current D&G campaign shot by Mario Testino.
- Oliver Altman is the lead character in the latest Gas campaign.
Check the website for more information.
- hotels and apartments
Hotel Condes de Barcelona Barcelona hotels
The four-star Hotel Condes de Barcelona is situated in the centre of Modernist Barcelona, on the elegant Passeig de Gracia opposite Antoni Gaudí's world-famous 'La Pedrera'. The hotel is housed in two magnificent and recently restored buildings. While respecting its surrounding architecture, the hotel incorporates the latest technology and functionality.
The hotel offers 235 spacious, light-filled bedrooms, each designed to ensure the comfort of guests with a modern interior that elegantly compliments the building's 19th Century classicism. The food is no exception either, with trend-setting chef Martin Berasategui bringing his unique style of cuisine to Michelin starred restaurants Lasarte and Loidi.
From the modern terrace bar to the outdoor pool and solarium, the rooftop is a true escape. Guests who need to work while staying at the hotel have plenty of options - there are 10 meeting rooms designed for holding conventions, press conferences and social events.
Gallery Hotel Barcelona hotels
One of Barcelona's more renowned hotels, the Gallery Hotel is located in the heart of the city's financial district and surrounded by one of the most exclusive shopping areas in Europe. It is a reference point within the sector for its commitment to quality and personal service. The hotel offers 115 guest bedrooms, eight meeting rooms, a restaurant with open air terrace, gym and solarium facilities, as well as underground parking.
The restaurant - young, modern and elegant - offers Mediterranean cuisine prepared with the finest seasonal ingredients. Special events and gastronomic dates are regularly planned throughout the year, and the restaurant enjoys direct access from the beautiful gardens of the Palau de Robert.