barcelona Feb 2005


Goodgate Productions, S.L. Barcelona commercial production

The first two months of the year saw goodgate producing 6 commercials, all in Barcelona, for 2AM Films (London), Conspiracao (Brazil) & Cobblestone & Laszlo Kadar (Germany) amongst others . 2AM Films returned to shoot another spot for the Ford Focus "fashion designer" series. Last year, goodgate shot the original 4 spots with them here in Barcelona and say that it was a pleasure to repeat the experience again with basically the same crew. Production Company: 2AM Films / Agency: Ogilvy / Director: Paul Goldman / DOP Alex Melman / Actors Grahman & Hugh.

AM Productions Barcelona commercial production

Nike recently commissioned AM Productions to shoot a new commercial, mostly in Spain. Directed by well-known director Gerard de Thame and agency Wieden & Kennedy, USA, the ad featured sports celebrities Lance Armstrong, Yang Yang and Matsui.

In Barcelona, AM Productions also recently shot the Seat Altea commercial, now showing on Spanish television - again, directed by Gerard de Thame for Spanish agency Atletico International based in Barcelona. AM Productions were the first company to be allowed to use the Barcelona 'Forum' for filming.

Sonda Productions Barcelona photo production

Sonda Poductions was in Argentina for two months working on the worldwide campaign of one of this year's most anticipated automobiles: the new VW PASSAT.

The good weather, new locations and great team work are all evident in the final VW PASSAT print campaign.

Contra Service Productions, S.L. Barcelona photo production

TUI Germany: Ads were shot on the island of Fuerteventura by Magnus Winter, Agency JvM Hamburg, art director Christian Kroll, production manager Ruben Broto.

Glashütte Original: Location search and prep for part of a global film-shooting in Hong Kong, agency Jump Media Hamburg, location scout and production manager Hans Dornseif.

DPD: Ads were shot on location around Cadiz and Tarifa by photographer Christian Schmidt, agency Pepperzak Hamburg, art director Hubertus Hagen, production manager Gabi Poppelreuter.

WEST: Ads are shot on location around Cadiz, Tarifa and Sevilla by photographer Fergus Padel, agency JvM Hamburg, production manager Gabi Poppelreuter.


Ricardo Bofil Maggiora Barcelona feature film production

Director Ricardo Bofill Maggiora was born in Barcelona (1965), educated at Harvard (architecture), Columbia (real estate development), Rice (history of art) and UCLA (film). He has published 3 novels, worked as TV director for NBC (“Metal Hammer Hard Rock Club”), directed video clips and a short movie (“Nietzsche”).

Now, his first feature film “HOT MILK” is about to premiere in Spain on April 8th.

Hot Milk is the story of a simple, real-life cowgirl that discovers a world of frivolous and wealthy caricatures within a party world that populates the Ibiza nightlife. Transformed by the grotesque absurdity of this creepy urbanity, she is unable to return to her village and finds a new life.

Produced by Canónigo Films Barcelona.

Gianfranco Meza Barcelona photo agents

Some of Gianfranco Meza's recent projects include: Eugenio Recuenco: Diesel campaign, Babyphat NY.
Vogue Cover February, Multiopticas, Mango.
Giovanni Gastel
: Canali, Krizia
Juan Aldabaldetrecu
: 1de50, Belcor, Elle
Jose Aragon:

Friedel Scholten (Workstation) Barcelona advertising photographers

Friedel Scholten (Workstation) created the new image shots for

Client: Kim Hartmann
Art Director: Fernando de Prisma
Make Up: Dani Rull
Hair: Sandra Blazquez.

Please see their website for more details of this and other projects.

Olaf Krönke Barcelona advertising photographers

Olaf was in town for a production with the 'colegio aleman', accompanied by his team of students on an excursion through the traditional and vibrant district of 'El Raval'.

He also took time to produce a reportage of BCN for his international clients and met with various production companies.


Olaf says: "Although i


t was colder in Barcelona this time, it was as beautiful and alive as ever" 

Steffen Schrägle (3RD FLOOR COMPANY) Barcelona advertising photographers

In January, Steffen S was in Japan again, this time shooting the luxury campaign for Nissan Japan on various locations outside Tokyo. The ad was used for national press and magazines. Production company was HPC and Sakai, who did a great job again.

Steffen S also introduce metrocubico, creative representation - also known as m3, the new measure of creative representation in advertising. Based in Barcelona and Tokyo, m3 supports new talents and trends in the media visual art. It aims to become an alternative to the conventional management and representation in the advertising business, encouraging a personal and open comunication with clients.

Hiperespai Barcelona rental studios

New studio/location - Hiperespai is an industrial unit that belongs to a former corner textile factory called “La Escocesa”, located in the Poblenou district of Barcelona.

The studio space is 40 by 11 metres, providing a total of 500 m2. The internal space is completely open plan, allowing maximum flexibility with large flexible panels. The entrance area is flooded in direct sunlight throughout the entire afternoon. There is storage space and bathroom with a shower unit.

All furniture has wheels for easy re-positioning, the extractor fan in the kitchen can be dismounted in minutes and can move to any part of the studio. The wall beneath the mezzanine is also dismountable enabling additional perspectives. Most windows are connected to a patio, where extra lighting can be positioned. As they say: "everything moves in the Hiperespai"

Setup Creative Barcelona photo agents

Setup Creative is a photographer's network agency featuring: Daniel Garriga, Flaminia Pelazzi, Georg Tuskany, Juventino Mateo, Nina Melton & Vanessa Christmann.
In January, they were in China and the South China Sea region, making contact with various agencies and magazines in Shanghai and Hong Kong. As a result, they got their first magazine cover outside the Western world.

Other work: photographer Nina Melton took pictures in Miami and Paris for Fashion Colour, Shanghai. Juventino Mateo for CNR Magazine Spain and Daniel Garriga for DNA Menswear NY and British Marie Claire.

Flaminia Pelazzi and Vanessa Christmann both worked on new material for a forthcoming magazine by Hymsa. Meanwhile, on the advertorial side, Juventino Mateos worked for Swiss Watch and Jewelry Fair and was 'photographer of the week' at Image System. Pierre is preparing his China pics for an exhibition in Barcelona.

Nucleo Prod S.L Barcelona photo agents

In December Nucleo worked in Madrid for THE FARM. Two pictures for the NGO “Medicos del Mundo” where shot by Pascal Habousha which are going to be part of their worldwide campaign.

Also this month, photographer Albert Lleal shot 13 pictures for the TIEMPO BBDO Calendar.

In January, they were in Madrid shooting an Ikea campaign with SCPF with photographer Christiane Von Enzberg.

Meanwhile in Barcelona, photographer Christian Herrera shot a picture for the Winterthur’s campaign with agency TIEMPO.

In the last month Quinteam also had Nucleo help shoot a picture for Caldea Spa.

La Sal Barcelona advertising & creative agencies

Three new creative campaigns by La Sal have now hit streets:



- The international campaign for the Massimo Dutti Spring/Summer 05 collections has sunshine, holidays and memories as its creative base.



- The international campaign for different products by Comodynes Convenient Cosmetics, the ground-breaking cosmetics company, with a unisex concept that consolidates the practicality and universality of the brand.



- The picture catalogue for the TCN swimwear collection Summer 05 has "sensuality, passion and fashion united within the sex concept".


Francina Agency Barcelona models/ fashion

Francina's models have been very busy recently:

Marta Español did the the Milan shows and Cibeles shows (for Amaya Arzuaga, Lemoniez, Elio Berhayer and others).
Alexandra Díaz did the Barcelona shows (for Lydia Delgado) as did Katarzina Waldoch (for Joaquím Verdú).
Ainhoa Martín has been nominated "The emergent model" of 2005 by Modafad.
Patricia Namayiria recently did the global campaign for J.del Pozo in black with Juan Gatti.
Katell has done the worldwide campaign of Philipp Stin Ice.
Ainhoa Elvira, Vanesa Espiñeira and Maria Vives perform the body commercials for Corporación Dermoestética.

Gilberto Makeup Barcelona hair, makeup, stylists agents

Spanish actress Elsa Pataky has launched a new swimwear clothes label - called PTKY - in collaboration with young Brazilian designers. The brand concept is based on "virgins, angels, flowers and hippy symbols".

The shooting for PTKY was done in Ibiza with top photographer Jaume de Laiguana. Make up and hair were by Gilberto.

The new brand will be in the Spain's best shops this Spring.

SS&M model management Barcelona models/ fashion

A couple of marvels, Kasper Kristensen and Conrad Matschke, from SS&M, are the stars of the fun editorial published by Uommo Collezioni. According to Txema Yeste, it's "a particular interpretation of the 'May Day' call".

Spring is here and SS&M feature Danish model Ida in the new Pull & Bear campaign catalogue for director Alicia Aguilera.

Georgina Cooper has been chosen by Glamour Spain to show off the coming trends, with Alicia Aguilera photographing her in the purest
gypsy-chic style.

Agencia Make-Up Barcelona hair, makeup, stylists agents

Pep Gay did hair & make up for Caramelo Spring/Summer 05, shooting took place in Morooco by Ohnur. He also did hair & makeup for Trucco Spring/Summer 05 and Sybilla for Japan with Javier Vallhonrat.

Amparo Utrilla took care of the styling for the new image of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Eau de Toilette. Recently shot advertising for Armand Bassi Perfumes and Boulevard Rosa with Simsanphoto in BCN.

Paco Rus created the styling for the Spring/Summer campaign for Paco Herrero. Recent jobs also include Rolex by Juan Carlos Ferrero shot by Ana Nance.

Monica Marmo was in charge of hair & makeup for Jesus Del Pozo in the latest edition of Cibeles.

GROUP MODEL MANAGEMENT Barcelona models/ fashion

Together with Pascal Chevalier, Ariadne Artiles shot the special 'Beauty Issue' for Spanish Elle in Santo Domingo, that will come out soon.
Javier de Miguel went to New York to shoot the new Emporio Armani fragrance TV campaign. Group are very pleased to see Javier's emerging and succesful career shaping up.

Another of their well-known models who is doing well is David Guilló who shot the upcoming Levi's campaign with Nathaliel Goldbergh.

Ovide Broadcast Services Barcelona camera/ accessories video

Ovide B.S. now offers for rental the new SONY HDR-FX1E camcorder, the first high definition camcorder in HDV 1080i format.

The Sony HDR-FX1E enables production and post-production, through FireWire, at low cost, using most software including Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Pinacle Liquid, Avid, etc.

Some of the characteristics are:
3x 1/3” 1-millon-pixel CCDs, 1080i, double format shooting HDV and MiniDV, 16:9 native, 3’5” high resolution LCD monitor, 4.5 to 54 mm Zeiss lenses, Cine-Tone and Cine-Frame functions.

Hispart S.A (Stereorent-Hispart S.A) Barcelona mobile units/ location vans

Stereo Rent acquires the first Fast Unit of Spain - Stereo Rent became the first Spanish company to acquire a fast Unit, a modern equipment wich has a lift up giant screen with great flexibility. This new acquisition has the objective of satisfy all necessity of its clients and fulfill with compromise of offering the best media technology.

The Fast Unit is Mercedes Benz truck that raise a 12 square metre screen to a base height of 3.5 metres, which can be see from far away and from any position, because the screen can rotate 360 degrees. The unit has the latest electronic technology, enabling reproduction of any signal type, including from video or computor (high or low resolution). It also has a telescopic antenna and a synthesizer to capture television signals anywhere and a 15" TFT monitor for viewing the projected images.

Hotel Condes de Barcelona Barcelona hotels

The Condes de Barcelona has a full-time production department to coordinate fashion shoots, music videos, television and film productions. The following services and amenities are available:
- Three production offices each with a direct line, fax line and 4 - 6 additional lines, free TV and VCR
- Wireless communications throughout the hotel
- Free local phone calls
- Free valet parking and special daily rates
- Discounted production menus and room rates
- 24 hour full-service concierge
- Room service
- Great on-site locations  

Shôko Barcelona bars and nightclubs

Shôko welcomes the sun in Barcelona on the Shôko Terrace. Besides the fresh sea breeze, clients can enjoy main courses with sushi & sashimi, wok-style cooking and a wide variety of Mediterranean fish, seafood, meats and poultry. The Terrace has capacity for 60 people and several performances have been scheduled with famous percussionists (bongo drums), fire-eaters, and oriental massages as well as typical Chinese dragon dances and many other activities.

At the sound of the gong after 1.00 am, the restaurant turns into a Club. It is then time for house music and full soul mixed with vocal house. Resident DJ on Friday & Saturday is DJ Toni Bass. To liven up the dance hour, Shôko completes the decor with large cinema screens showing old Japanese films and manga comics.

Shôko would like to thank all the photographers, advertising agencies, creatives and talents for their support at their recent Flash-Flash party.