showcase spain issue 47 Mar 2006Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
In this edition of SHOWCASE SPAIN, we again bring you news from Barcelona’s finest visual media companies and professionals, selected from our directory at www.productionparadise.com.
We also bring you advance notice of OFFF BCN 2006, Barcelona’s International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture, which will again explore software aesthetics and new languages for interactive and visual expression. Digital artists, web designers, print designers, motion graphic studios and avant-garde electronic musicians will all be featured.
OFFF takes place 11-13 May and is described as “one of the essential meeting points for the international scene of post-digital creation”. More details at http://www.offf.ws/bcn.
Our cover was shot by Bela Adler and Salvador Fresneda for Yo Dona magazine. Hair & make-up by Sonia (Servimatge), styling by Macareno Mico, and models Edita and Aye.
BÈLA ADLER & SALVADOR FRESNEDA Barcelona advertising photographers
Last month, photographers Bèla Adler and Salvador Fresneda were busy working on a number of high-profile projects including work for Marie Claire, a special promo for Adolfo Dominguez, as well as for Glamour and Telva.
They also did the international campaign for CRUCIANI, the campaign for FIAT and the Dorotea catalogue.
Jose Luis Abad Rubio Barcelona advertising photographersJose Luis Abad recently shot the fashion editorials for VLC hello and Lamilk magazines.
He also shot Mustang's international spring-summer '06 campaign - which will soon be featured at his web site.
DAVID RUIZ Barcelona advertising photographers
In collaboration with a number of international magazines, David Ruiz continues to work on different editorials to present his own perspective on advertising propositions.
He did the recent Dockers promo, which has been out on the street for the last week.
Top Studios Barcelona rental studios
Demi Moore was chosen as the face for the new Saloni campaign, shot at Top Studios by Juan Gatti.
Mango also chose Top Studios for their spring image campaign, with Italian model Bianca Balti by Nico.
J.Manuel Ferrater shot an editorial for NEO 2 magazine at Top Studios, as well as Outumuro for La Vanguardia.
Jonathan Miller recently shot an editorial for Yo Dona magazine.
First Service Factory S.L Barcelona commercials production
Recent First Service Factory projects:
Currently showing on Spanish television is the humorous Californian Walnuts commercial directed by Jamie Lane for Grey & Trace. Creative Director was Jürgen Krieger.
Oscar van de Beek recently shot the print campaign for German lottery Lotto/Toto in Cape Town for agency Hoehne Habann Elser. AD was Heike Liebre.
Francesc Vilallonga just finished two editorials with Silvia Munt for AR (fashion), stylist was Virginia, and make-up was by Ester Zaragoza from Servimatge. The shoot was done at Hotel Claris in Barcelona.
Increasingly profiled as the photographer for VIPs and cosmetic campaigns, Francesc Vilallonga also worked for Woman (fashion) with model Eva from Group, stylist Ana Blanc and make-up by Victor Alvarez from Servimatge.
Candela Imagen, S.L. Barcelona photo production
Latest jobs at Candela Imagen include the following:
- Visa. European campaign by photographer David Harriman. Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, London.
- Universal Language. Japanese campaign by photographer Alicia Aguilera. Agency: Hakuhodo, Tokyo.
- Suit Company. Japanese campaign by photographer Alicia Aguilera. Agency: Hakuhodo, Tokyo.
- Springfield. Catalogue by photographer Alicia Aguilera. Agency: Candela Imagen, Madrid.
- Adidas by Stella McCartney. International campaign by photographer Mary McCartney Donald. Agency: 180 Communications, Amsterdam.
- Adicolor. Advertorial by photographer Sergi Pons for Neo2 magazine. Agency: Ipsum Planet, Madrid.
Santa Monica Productions Barcelona photo production
Holiday Inn - print advertising for ad agency Leisure at Work. Photographer was Jonathan Surbey. Shot in Malaga and the beaches of Tarifa.
Brasher - outdoor catalogue for ad agency Pentland. Photographer was Paul Fosbury. Shot around Cadiz and Ronda.
Audi - model S6 and S6 avant ad spots for United Vision Berlin. Director was Chris Scherer. Filmed around Almeria and Malaga.
Audi – ad spots for United Visions Berlin. Director was Susanne Schmidt. Filmed around Granada and Almeria.
Cemex - international campaign in Valencia.
Current projects in preparation are shoots for Suzuki, with multiple teams in Malaga and Almeria through Corbis in LA and London. Also for Damart - GB in Malaga.
GROUP MODEL MANAGEMENT Barcelona fashion models
Vanessa Lorenzo has appeared in French Elle in an editorial shot by Filipe da Rocha. She also appeared in Mexican Elle, shot by Gilles Bensimon. To round off a good month, Vanessa was also April's cover girl at Spanish Elle, shot by Pau Pascual.
She has just come back form Paris where she shot the upcoming Guess campaign under the direction of Ellen Hasse.
Elise Crombez and Mathias Lauridsen have been over to shoot the Lacoste campaign for Spain. Pictures were taken by Jose Manuel Ferrater.
The Caramelo campaign featuring Lisa Cant is already out.
SS&M model management Barcelona fashion models
News from SS&M Model Management:
Handsome Ivan Noda from the Canary Islands was one of the models chosen for the new Springfield campaign. He spent a few days in Buenos Aires with Ida Daugaard (also with SS&M) shooting the new catalogue. Photographer Alicia Aguilera achieved some pleasing results as you can see.
Woman magazine has chosen Leticia Sardá to represent this season's new trends in their special issue and Maria Vives is to model their latest bridal wear designs in Tuscany.
Stefan Lutter's charisma shone through in Nox, a black and white editorial shot by Victor Moscardó.
- hotels and apartments
Chic and Basic Barcelona hotels
Chic & Basic Born is more than another fancy hotel in one of Barcelona’s cool spots: they call it “a new hotel concept”.
The use of cromotherapy - the well-being of the mind, body and spirit through colour - in all rooms is designed to make a stay at the hotel highly relaxing.
Located in the centre of the Born district means easy access to the beach and some of Barcelona’s best bars, restaurants and culture.
See the website for more details.
The Five Rooms Barcelona hotels
When asked to describe The 5 Rooms, here was their succinct reply:
An urban oasis
More details about the concept and facilities can be found at their website.
RENT CITY APARTMENTS S. L. Barcelona apartments
Rent City Apartments has a variety of options for staying in the city, including a huge 270 m2 apartment with 200 m2 private sun terrace near to the stunning Music Palace (Palau de la Música Catalana).
This recently refurbished luxury apartment is located in the heart of the city, less than 400m away from Plaza Cataluña. The apartment features traditional high ceilings (4.7m) with original paintings, mosaic antique wooden floor and brand new furnishings. The terrace has been fully decorated with plants and large wooden pergola (9m x 4.5m) and barbeque grill.
Rent City Apartments has well placed apartments throughout the Barcelona area. They offer special rates and services for photo, film and commercial production crews.
Contact them on +34 932 955 916 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- event production
Baff Festival Barcelona film events
BAFF 2006 – the 8th Barcelona Asian Film Festival – takes place 28 April to 7 May. As in previous years, BAFF will feature the best recent Asian productions, with more than 50 films being shown.
The festival’s official competition of the "best, most innovative or surprising" of recent productions includes 11 entries from countries including Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Thailand and South Korea.
Special guest country this year is Vietnam.
More details can be found at www.baff-bcn.org.
Miniguide Barcelonaminiguide*, one of Barcelona's leading city guides, together with Grupo Last Night invite Production Paradise subscribers to the 'Decadence til dawn' inauguration party on Saturday 8 April in the new luxury nightspot Renaissance, located in the Born district.
More information at www.miniguide.es.