showcase spain issue 230 Jul 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue 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.
Production Paradise members can take advantage of special discounts offered by our worldwide visual media industry partners. Visit the Member Area to see the huge range of hotels, restaurants, studios, equipment rental companies and more that are already part of this growing community.
Be sure to check out our featured event:
- Antiphotojournalism, an exhibition exploring new ways of reporting the news, runs until 10th October at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge.
Our cover image was shot by David Ruiz at the Fresh Faces 2010 final in Hotel Me, Barcelona.
- film production
Team Works Production Madrid commercials production
Korean director Wednesday and Team Works Production joined forces in Barcelona for the latest commercial by KIA South Korea. In a fast-paced three-day shoot, two out of the nine selected locations were The Barcelona Forum and Justice City. With the latest technological gizmos, the director was able to shoot many interesting angles to incorporate a full driving experience.
Visit the website for more information.
APRODUCTIONS Madrid commercials production
Aproductions is currently shooting the latest Rexona campaign in Los Angeles with their photographer Dominick Guillemot, along with a new image campaign for Gaston & Daniela, two shoots for the Community of Madrid, and a new Aquabona product.
In June, the Aproductions team went to Cannes to invite a host of national and international clients to an exclusive sponsored beach party.
The company also recently welcomed prestigious advertising photographers Dimitri Daniloff, Darran Rees and Conrad Piepenburg to its roster.
With branches in Madrid, Barcelona and the Canary Islands, Aproductions offers full production service across Spain and Portugal, as well as a locations database that includes over 200,000 images. Its Canary Islands office just received a big Profoto lighting kit that is suitable for any type of photo shoot.
Directors: Eugenio Recuenco, Héctor Gómez Rioja, film-maker and script-writer Enrique Urbizu, Nacho Sarrais, Ale Burset, Yago Garbizu, Miquel Navarro, Miguel Albadalejo, Bosi & Sironi, and Losito & Losito.
- photo production
Dolce Vita Productions Barcelona photo production
Dolce Vita is having a great summer thanks to some fantastic weather in Spain. Recent clients included:
- Microsoft photo production with R. J. Shaughnessy and F. Paletta in Barcelona.
- Otto with Oliver Lwowski in Gran Canaria
- The Production Factory with Dean Isidro in Gran Canaria.
- H&M with Andreas Öhlund in Buenos Aires.
- The Production Factory with P. Lakan and C. Fordham in Gran Canaria.
- Apart with Marcus Pummer in Gran Canaria.
- Otto with Sandra Weimar in Gran Canaria.
Dolce Vita will soon be expanding its services to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Visit the website for more information.
Fernando Alonso Madrid fashion photographers
Latest work from photographer Fernando Alonso:
- Editorials for Happy Woman magazine.
- Fashion campaigns for Tonalá, Archeologíe, Lolitas, MdM, LyD, Torio, Dandara and Julian Gil.
Visit his website for more information.
Saud Rifat Fashion and Beauty Photography Malaga advertising photographers
Fashion photographer Saud Rifat recently finished the GHD 2010 national campaign for which he was assigned to produce the 'Pink Limited Edition' by Elsa Pataky image. Saud has also produced covers and editorials for a range of magazines in the south of Spain. He is currently engaged on personal projects designed to enhance and emphasise his own unique style that he will begin producing in August.
Visit his website for more information.
David Matellanes Madrid advertising photographers
David 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:
- Editorials for XL Semanal.
- Advertising for Renfe and Brabante
- Fashion campaigns for Stylisiimo, Carmela Rosso, Chareli and Monsi.
Paco Peregrín Madrid advertising photographers
Paco Peregrín has been shooting non-stop for editorial clients and international advertising campaigns. Recent work includes:
- Editorials for Vanity Fair Italy, Elle Mexico, White Sposa Italy and Neo2 Spain.
- La Rinascente 2010 advertising campaign, Italy.
Peregrín is preparing his next solo exhibition at the Isabel Ignacio Art Gallery in Seville. His portfolio has been featured in magazines including Duzhe Xingshang (China) and Remix (Argentina).
Visit his new website for more information.
- equipment rent
LocLum S.L.N.E. Barcelona lighting/ electrical material
LocLum Light, Camera and Digital Rent has invested considerably in new material for the summer season, with equipment including:
- Honda generators (silent, 2KVA and 3KVA).
- KinoFlo 4ft 4-banks.
- Red heads 800W.
- DSLR kit for 5D/7D video.
- Lacie rugged hard disks with triple interface.
- Stands, tripods, and grip.
LocLum carries top-of-the-line material and the widest range in photography equipment.
Recent projects include Lufthansa, Seat, Nissan, Sony Ericsson and Mumm Champagne.
Summer doesn't take a break, and neither does LocLum, being at their clients' service during August.
- rental studios
Addict Studios Madrid rental studios
Addict Studios offers 500 m² of studio workspace with facilities including natural light, two faces cove, 100 KW power, 5-7m ceiling height, 25m shooting range, vehicle entrance, free parking at the door, rest and meeting areas, a fully equipped independent make-up and styling area, air conditioning, water shooting facilities, catering services, a fully equipped kitchen and free breakfast, experienced crews, free 12MB Wi-Fi and an iMac G5. Equipment rental includes Profoto, Arri, Kinoflo and digital backs from Hasselblad (H3DII 31/39), PhaseOne (P45 plus), and Canon (Mk II, Mk III and 5D Mk II).
Recent work includes:
- Adidas by Fernando Verdasco.
- AS TV spot with Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
- TurEspaña by Ale Burset (Aproductions).
- Harper's Bazaar by Nagi Sakai.
- Visa with Figo.
- Nintendo Wii TV spot.
- Natalia video clip.
- DT and FHM magazines.
Special collaborations: Eugenio Recuenco, Rankin, Ale Burset, Rafa Gallar, Txema Yeste, Gonzalo Puertas, Gonzalo Machado, Diver & Aguilar, Gary Prior, Bruno Dayan, Kristina G.Fender, Scott C. and Nagi Sakay.
Addict Studios will continue working its usual hours (9am - 7pm) throughout August. Visit the website for more information about equipment, rates and special offers.
Centro Studios Madrid rental studios
Located in downtown Puerta del Sol, Centro Studios offers 800 m² for all types of photographic, film, casting and event production. The studios are fully equipped with lighting, cameras and equipment for professionals who require 24/7 solutions.
The company's digital department carries the latest technology, including Hasselblad H3DII 31/39, Phase One P45+, Canon Mk III and 5D Mk II cameras, and also offers technical advice, colour management, scanner facilities, certified proofs, fine art prints, digital retouching and CGI.
Recent jobs included:
- TurEspaña by Ale Burset.
- Iberdrola with the Spanish national football team.
- Adidas with Real Madrid player Kaka.
- Gaston Y Daniela.
- Armani casting in Madrid for a new TV spot.
- FHM, DT, Vanidad, Tendencias, Neo2 and 40 Principales magazines
Centro Studios will continue working its usual hours (9am - 7pm) throughout August. The company recently opened a new office in the Canary Islands, where clients can rent Profoto lighting, softboxes and accessories and have them delivered to their hotel or location.
- hotels and apartments
Chic and Basic Barcelona hotels
Chic&Basic describes itself as 'a blank slate where you pick the colour'. This is not a white hotel - it's a wide screen with a wide array of colours for you to choose from, enabling you to interact with it, personalise it and be a part of it... an urban Mediterranean inspiration, with a mix of contemporary and baroque furniture. Paint your room passion red, hopeful green or soothing blue - LED and fibre optics for day and night.
At the White Bar, large curtains suspended from the roof emit light from hundreds of LEDs, transforming the chic white interior and bathing the night with colour.
Last month, Chic and Basic hosted 'Changing Room', an event based on the concept "One day, one hotel, 25 fashion designers". This is becoming a classic for cool hunters and fashion trendsetters in Barcelona.
Chic and Basic welcomes inquiries from production crews. Get in touch for more information.
- models, actors, casting
Modelmanagement Barcelona fashion models
It was one amazing night in Barcelona as the Fresh Faces 2010 modelling contest came to its grand finale. Each of the 10 finalists presented themselves with the utmost professionalism as they competed to become one of modelmanagement.com’s Fresh Faces 2010.
The evening wasn't just about the models, however, as the event also showcased the talented photographers who had made them shine. We were honoured to have present three of Europe's leading fashion photographers, José Aragón, Ansgar and David Ruiz, who, as well as attending the finals, also shot the models.
A testimony to true talent, each photographer had only one and a half hours to shoot the models in their chosen location at the Hotel ME. The day was packed with as much anticipation as fatigue for the 10 budding models chosen as the finalists from Spain. They had all been working tremendously hard for this day since being hand picked from the hundreds of young hopefuls that had entered the prestigious contest.
“Unforgettable”, “Fun”, “Amazing”, “Beautiful people, a big success and a great night” - these were just some of the comments from the assembled models, party guests, and industry professionals who contributed to making the Fresh Faces 2010 finals such an outstanding success.
Check the modelmanagement blog for more.
- event production
ADCE, Art Directors Club of Europe Barcelona advertising events
Founded in 1990, the Art Directors Club of Europe celebrated its 20th anniversary this July in Barcelona with the 2010 edition of the ADCE Awards - 'Best of European Design and Advertising'. A jury composed of 54 leading personalities from across Europe and chaired by Luis Bassat, Honorary President of Bassat Ogilvy Group (Spain), voted to select the best of European advertising and design.
The 2010 Grand Prix winner was Italy's J. Walter Thompson for 'Are you still with us?', a mixed media campaign for Heineken.
Other gold nominees included: BETC EURO RSCG - France, Jung von Matt AG - Germany, BBDO - Portugal, WIEN NORD - Austria, Euro RSCG Group - Switzerland, DDB Berlin GmbH - Germany, Mila / Jakob Tigges - Germany, Serviceplan - Germany, Nonja - Austria, guertlerbachmann Werbung GmbH - Germany, Scholz & Friends - Germany, HEIMAT, Berlin - Germany and Biegert & Funk - Germany.