Videopolis 2011 Barcelona en FNAC Forums

2011 ha sido un año interesante para Videopolis primero se presentó en el Auditorio Pablo VI de la Universidad Javeriana en Bogotá Colombia a través del programa de Artes Visuales, con quienes hicimos una videoconferencia y charla en directo con el público sobre la películas proyectadas. Posteriormente hicimos el link con el programa de Digital Arts de la Universidad de Tampa en Estados Unidos con quienes colaboramos en proyecciones y participación de los estudiantes en Videopolis.

Para el segundo semestre del año, hemos realizado un acuerdo con FNAC por el medio del cual cada mes se presentarán proyecciones y workshops de Videopolis 2011 en un FNAC Forum de Barcelona.  Las primera tiendas FNAC Participantes son FNAC Arenas, La Maquinista y L´Illa en donde realizaremos la presentación de cortos, documentales, animaciones, videoclips, y cortos experimentales provenientes de más de 25 países y centrados en historias urbanas.

El taller Short Movies in your Pocket se realizará en cada una de las tiendas FNAC de barcelona y  los trabajos finalizados se incluirán en la sección Videopolis Lab para ser proyectados dentro de la programación. Es gratuito y solo se necesita un teléfono móvil o cámara de fotos, un computador portátil y una historia que contar.

Videopolis se ha ido nutriendo de trabajos talentosos en los últimos 4 años e invitamos a todos los realizadores a participar a través de nuestros canales y grupos en las redes sociales. para mas info:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/videopolis/

http://vimeo.com/groups/videopolis

http://www.myspace.com/sgmdistribution

http://www.youtube.com/user/Videopolis2010

Adding Some Magic to the Factory

The toy retail business is a very different world. Finding out about it, we have discovered a whole new way of looking at toys, children moms and families. merchandising is a key word and shopping is the new game. 1 month of effective work, 50 product shots, some backgrounds & wallpapaers and a CMS were enough to bring some magic to Magic Factory.

The toy retail business is a very different world.

Finding out about it, we have discovered a whole new way of looking at toys, children moms and families.  merchandising is a key word and shopping is the new game. Toys are not just for kids anymore.

Magic Factory is a franchised network of stores in Spain, that sell merchandising items made mostly in China and distributed across the peninsula. It focuses on objects, toys and personal items licensed under major brands like Disney, Warner, King Features Syndicate (Betty Boop), Sanrio, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon & Viacom,  Marvel, and local brands like FCB Barcelona. These shops sell and promote brands featuring music, films, sports and cartoon characters.

Among all these brands Magic Factory has develop a classification based on sales and permanence. Products related to Betty Boop, Hello Kitty and classical Disney characters like Mickey or  the Princesses are considered permanent and basic, somehow essential. Big impact characters like Sponge Bob, Spiderman or Cars,  are strong and versatile and  attract  younger generations. Third category would be short term brands like Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, Ben 10, Gormiti or Patito Feo (Disney LatAm) that come and go very fast and boost sales for one or two season.

The Nostalgic Grownups : one of the things we first noticed while visiting our client was the massive affluence of  women in their 30´s and 40´s buying items like key chains, lighters, pens and watches, not for their kids or nephews but for themselves. That made me think of  another experience at the Barbie shop in Barcelona, where communications were clearly directed to moms raised with a Barbie instead of kids themselves. Grown ups with strong attachments to brands like Barbie, Hello Kitty, Disney or Betty Boop act as preaching fans to their own children and other grown ups about new products and merchandising

Babyboomers & Young Couples: are also a strong presence in the stores, but as far as we could notice they are looking for ¨safe & standard¨ toys and contents for their actual or future children. this search is evident in the amount of questions they ask prior to buying anything. New babies or small children from young couples seem to be the basic parenthood learning course though commodities.

Housewives & Grandparents: a very different approach was noticed when we asked about experienced parents, they know what their children like, how they would react, how to make it look like a reward or as a tool for negotiating with their children. In this case toys become a powerful tool to trade better grades, commitments and changes in behavior. Grandparents also earn points providing those toys parents would deny or cannot afford. Power roles and hard negotiation is also present here.

Teenagers are the oldest population in these stores, usually attending in groups and trying to find a symbol of status, identity affirmation or acceptance trough merchandising and commodities. For them the object is not relevant, but the power it gives to their public image.

Thinking about all these facts we created three pieces of communication: 1. shop window videos that include animated images featuring real kids with the main characters and store products, an updatable website where products can be seen as in a catalog linked to a facebook website 3. where all audiences can interact and get news and feedback from their local shop. 1 month of total work, 50 product shots, some backgrounds & wallpapers and a CMS were enough to bring some magic to magic factory.

Historias Urbanas Viajeras

traveling video festival featuring urban stories from cities around the globe.

Las historias que producen las ciudades reflejan los valores y formas de pensar de la cultura en la que se generan. Representan valores en constante cambio, que eventualmente conectan o se contradicen, en una época de cuestionamiento y constante revisión.

Videopolis recorre las ciudades a través de las historias de sus creadores y su manera de ver y vivir la cotidianidad, la política, el amor, las reivindicaciones, la sexualidad, la espiritualidad y las relaciones interpersonales.

La vida en cada ciudad, hace que sus narradores expongan temas y discursos que allí se hacen relevantes y vigentes, cuando en otras latitudes no se repara en ellos o constituyen un tema tabú y esa es la escencia de Videopolis, ver desde afuera temas que vivimos adentro.

Con un ánimo reflexivo e integrador, Videopolis ofrece formas de ver la vida que cada espectador toma e interpreta dese su propia realidad. En cada ciudad que visita, Videopolis recoge nuevas historias y puntos de vista que ayudan a nutrir este catálogo de experiencias e identidades que dialogarán en su siguiente parada con nuevos espectadores

En 2010, Videopolis presentará historias procedentes de Barcelona, Miami, México DF, Caracas, París, Londres, Girona, New York, Cali, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sabadell, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Tampa y Medellin.

Incorporará en su recorrido nuevas narraciones procedentes de Helsinki, Berlín y Londres en el primer trimestre del año y está abierta a presentar e incl nuevas propuestas en ciudades Europeas y Americanas.

Videpolis es una muestra itinerante audiovisual, que presenta impresiones sobre la vida urbana en diferente ciudades alrededor del mundo a públicos en otras ciudades y latitudes. Videopolis establece diálogos entre personas y culturas, contrasta opiniones y fomenta la conversación sobre nuevos temas en cada ciudad que visita.

Barcelona se hace eje de Videopolis a partir de 2010 y desde allí viajará a diferentes ciudades de América y Europa, para establecer conexiones entre historias locales y foráneas a través de historias de vida en vídeo.

para mas informacion sobre videopolis puedes visitar

http://www.vimeo.com/groups/videopolis

http://www.youtube.com/user/Videopolis2010

http://www.algobueno.eu

Videopolis 2010: Call for Latin American Short Film producers

Videopolis 2010 strats in helsinki, finland
Videopolis 2010 starts in helsinki, finland
Algo Bueno Management Cultura Barcelona en asocio con la Fundación Artehoy Bogotá convocan a realizadores Latinoamericanos y Latinoamericanos residentes en USA para participar de la muestra audiovisual que presentará el próximo mes de Abril del 2010 en Maimitalo Helsinki.

Esta muestra se encuentra enmarcada en el propósito de ambas organizaciones en dar visibilidad a la nueva produccion simbólica del los paises de Latinoamérica y las comunidades Hispana en Estados Unidos. Con esta primera presentación Videopolis 2010 abre las oportunidad de escenarios y festivales Europeos para presentar producciones que normalmente no llegan a estas programaciones.

Videopolis Nació en el año 2003, cuando la Fundación Artehoy en Bogotá gneró Videopolis I y II como encargo para el Museo de Arte Moderno. En el año 2005 el Museo abandonó la iniciativa y el proyecto se detuvo por falta de fondos. Cinco años después Videopolis abre de nuevo sus ojos ahora en el antiguo continente creando vínculos y canales de intercambio con nuevo públicos.

Creemos firmemente en el nuevo cine Hispanoamericano y en la relevancia de la presencia Latinoamérica como comunidad pujante y prometedora, en Europa y Estados Unidos.

La convocatoria de Videopolis está abierta a las siguientes categorías:

Cortometrajes
Documentales
Video Experimental
Videoclips musicales
Animación

Los participantes deben enviar ficha técnica, ficha artística y 3 fotofijas e indicar link a website, youtube, vimeo, etc, o ftp.

Copias en baja resolución también pueden ser enviadas vía yousendit a algobuenobcn@gmail.com

El envío de material final se solicitará solo a los seleccionados.

la fecha limite recepción de propuestas es Septiembre 30 y la lista de seleccionados se publicará posterior a una semana.

para mas informacion contactar a
Jorge Rodriguez Sandra Rengifo o Carmen Gil

Everyone’s Hero : A fun adventure on DVD

We had the pleasure to coordinate and verify the dubbing of Everyonés Hero into Spanish, German, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Dutch. here are two covers in different languages.

originalversionWhen we first approached the movie in the summer of 2008 it had already been produced a couple of years ago. It was the last movie Christopher Reeve (Superman) Directed. It seemed like the typical American children´s movie. Including baseball and middle America landscapes.elheroedetodos

The story of Babe Ruth´s bat kidnapping by a child and the many moral lessons it teached the kid trough the voice of Woopi Goldberg. Lots of funny adverntures to bring baack the bat to Babe who seems to be useless without it . AT the end songs and characters are really sweet and the american courage show off all the time. Nice and optimistic.

We had the pleasure to coordinate and verify the dubbing into Spanish, German, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Dutch. here are two covers in different languages.

Dubbing in Europe

Movies have been adapted and dubbed to Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese and soon will be made to Czech, Romanian and Polish. Which made me think about the at least other 50 languages spoken massively in Europe that are not still being considered as Flemish, Catalan, Basque, Latvian, Greek, etc.

This year we have been coordinating dubbing projects for Starz Media, a Division of Sony Pictures. Most of these dubbing works go to television and DVD products to be featured to millions of people in different European countries who wish to enjoy the movies they like at the most.

So it feels like a great responsibility both with the audience and with the creators and producers of each movie to find the right studio, actors and translators that will adapt the story to each country and culture. All countries, all cultures and all languages being very different from each other and from the original context, the movies are produced make it a bit complex to come out with a very accurate adaptation. Nevertheless the great teams we have found, the great translators and actors have made it possible

We have been charmed with Everyone´s Hero, the last movie Christopher Reeve directed, with a talented cast that includes Woopi Goldberg, Robert Wagner and Forest Whitaker, Behind the Mask a thrilling story directed by Scott Glosserman and Dead Space the presecuel of the Space-Horror video game from EA for which we designed t-shirts, standee, and other promotional gadgets

Movies have been adapted and dubbed to Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese and soon will be made to Czech, Romanian and Polish. Which made me think about the at least other 50 languages spoken massively in Europe that are not still being considered as Flemish, Catalan, Basque, Latvian, Greek, etc.

Lots of amazing work for each project has been keeping us busy all summer, working California time in Europe, learning a lot and meeting highly talented professionals. We have loved this project and will keep on doing our best job to stay tuned to new titles.

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