La Sagrada Familia in 360º

Minoria Absoluta is making a solid commitment to virtual reality. This intention to venture further into the audiovisual world has led to the creation of Layers of Reality, a project that brings together technology, content and user experience.

Layers of Reality is a development by Minoria Absoluta, Digalix and Magma Cultura – an alliance which covers all the bases with teams of experts from the fields of audiovisual production, interactive programming development and technical services.

One of the first experiences from Layers of Reality is a video which shows, in all-round 360º vision, how the Sagrada Familia is being constructed. This immersive experience allows the viewer to discover, with complete freedom of movement, what it is like working on the construction of this emblematic church 80 meters above the ground, giving them an operative’s-eye view of the process.

This recording is part of the production of the documentary Megaestructuras: Sagrada Familia which the National Geographic channel commissioned from Minoria Absoluta, and shows the final phase of the construction of Antoni Gaudí’s most famous design. During production a 360º camera was set up to allow us to see what a day’s work is like up amongst the building’s spectacular half-built towers.

You can watch the video on the National Geographic YouTube channel HERE.

 

Premiere of Megaestructuras: La Sagrada Familia

On Monday 29 October, the international channel National Geographic will premiere the documentary from the series Megaestructuras featuring the construction of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.  The documentary shows how a stone cathedral is built in the twenty-first century in the middle of an urban environment like Barcelona, with the added difficulty of the presence of thousands of visitors everyday who have come to admire Antoni Gaudí’s posthumous work.

Megaestructuras: Sagrada Familia reveals the methodology which speeded up the rate of construction, which is now embarking on the erection of the building’s six towers, one of which – the Tower of Jesus – will make it the tallest church in the world.

The production, by National Geographic in collaboration with Minoria Absoluta, will be premiered around the world on the National Geographic international network in 172 countries and 43 languages. This episode can be seen in countries such as France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Italy, Holland, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Great Britain, Poland, Russia, and Ireland, amongst others

 

SPAIN IN TWO TRENCHES, THE CIVIL WAR IN COLOR AT THE ALBA HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

The feature-length film Spain in Two Trenches, The Civil War in Color has been chosen to take part in the official section of the ALBA Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. The festival is being held from 21 to 23 September in New York, and the film will be screened on Saturday 22 at 4 pm.  There will be a post-screening talk led by Josephine Labanyi, head of the Spanish and Portuguese department at New York University.

Joan Pera wins best award at Seoul

Joan Pera has won Best Actor for his role as Pau Casals in the TV movie The Power of Silence at the prestigious Seoul International Drama Awards. Joan Pera collected the prize in Seoul at the award ceremony of the reputed TV drama festival, now in its thirteenth year, which featured 250 entries from over 50 countries around the world.

The film, a fictionalised account of actual events directed by Manuel Huerga, was first screened on 3 November 2017 on TV3, with a 16.2% audience share making it one of the most watched productions in recent years in the La gran pel·lícula slot.

Joan Pera was also nominated for the Golden Nymph Awards at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, where he was given the Monaco Red Cross prize.

JOAN PERA NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR AT THE SEOUL INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AWARDS FESTIVAL

Joan Pera has been nominated for the Best Actor award for his role as Pau Casals in the production The power of silence. The TV movie directed by Manuel Huerga and which also features Nao Albet, Carme Sansa and Marc Cartes, is a TV3, Minoria Absoluta and Euskal Telebista co-production.

The Seoul International Drama Awards, the world’s oldest festival of dramatized fiction, started 13 years ago with the aim of introducing drama from other countries to Korea and viceversa. This year’s edition features 250 works from over 50 countries.

The winners of this 13th edition will be announced at an awards ceremony being held in the Korean capital on 3 September.

SPAIN IN TWO TRENCHES, THE CIVIL WAR IN COLOUR AT THE HISTORICAL FILM FESTIVAL IN RUMANIA

The feature-length film Spain in Two Trenches, the Civil War in Colour has been chosen for The Histories and Film Festival in Râşnov  (FFIR), Rumania.  The film is a feature-length documentary in which, for the first time in Spain, original archive material from the Spanish Civil War has been digitalised to 4K and coloured to create a unique work that shows the civil war as never before: in colour.

It will be screened on Saturday 21 July as part of the official selection of the festival.

 

 

El Món d’Ahir WINS THE LAUS DE ORO FOR BEST PERIODICAL

The quarterly magazine El Món d’Ahir has won the prestigious Laus de Oro for best periodical publication, awarded by the ADG-FAD-Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers.

The magazine was also awarded the Silver Laus for best cover. Run Design studio was commissioned by Minoria Absoluta to create and implement the design of the magazine.

The aim of the graphics was to generate a visual discourse parallel with the written word. This may be at times complimentary but also confrontational, producing debate or contradiction.

We were aiming for a simple and honest publication, but also a magazine with something which made it more of an object; the colouring in the margins turns it into a block of colour, as if it were a sealed box tempting the public.

(Run Design)

Every year the ADG Laus Prizes for Grafic Design and Visual Communication go to the best work in over 50 sections divided into five categories: Graphic Design, Digital, Publicity, Audiovisual, and Students.

The winners of the prizes were announced during the Nit Laus, held in Barcelona on 8 June.

 

The power of silence WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS MONACO RED CROSS PRIZE

The power of silence directed by Manuel Huerga and starring Joan Pera, Nao Albet and Carme Sansa, has been awarded the Monaco Red Cross Prize at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

The TV movie The power of silence was awarded the Monaco Red Cross Prize for exemplifying the fundamental principles of the Red Cross. The production has also been nominated for the Golden Nymph Awards for best feature-length fictional film and Joan Pera has been nominated for best actor at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival taking place from June 15 to June 19.

The powe of silence was coproduced by TV3, Minoria Absoluta and Euskal Telebista in collaboration with the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, the Région Occitanie and Slot Machine.

THE POWER OF SILENCE NOMINATED FOR THE MONTE-CARLO GOLDEN NYMPH AWARDS

The prestigious Monte-Carlo Television Festival has nominated the TV movie The power of silence for best fiction feature film and Joan Pera, who plays the world-renowned musician Pau Casals, for best actor in the 2018 Golden Nymph Awards.

The film, directed by Manuel Huerga and starring Joan Pera in the role of Pau Casals, also features Nao Albet, Carme Sansa and Marc Cartes.  It was coproduced by TV3, Minoria Absoluta and Euskal Telebista in collaboration with the Departamento de Cultura de la Generalitat de Cataluña, the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, the Région Occitanie and Slot Machine. 

La fuerza de un silencio is a work of fiction based on real events portraying a specific period in the life of Pau Casals during his exile in Prada de Conflent. It tells how the Maestro, using music, made a stand against Franco’s dictatorship.

The winners of the 2018 Golden Nymph Awards will be announced at the gala to be held on 19 June in Monte-Carlo.

 

EL MÓN D’AHIR AT THE ADG LAUS DESIGN AWARDS

El Món d’Ahir is getting ready to celebrate.

Our publication has been nominated for the ADG Laus Graphic Design and Visual Communication Awards for best graphic design for a periodical publication and best graphic design for the cover of a book or magazine. 

The winners of the Bronze, Silver and Golden Laus will be announced during the Noche Laus being held in Barcelona on 8 June.

The ADG Laus Design Awards are given by ADG-FAD (Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers), and are amongst the most prestigious design and graphic arts prizes in the world and have been running for over 50 years.

Every year the ADG Laus Prizes go to the best work in over 50 sections divided into five categories: Graphic Design, Digital, Publicity, Audiovisual, and Students.
The Laus Awards foster design, promote its cultural and economic importance in society and support the professional sector.

First chance to experience Layers of Reality at the exhibition Places & Spaces

The Roca Barcelona Gallery is hosting the photography exhibition Places & Spaces. Tranversal Architectures, curated by the instagrammer Nicanor García.

García, an architect and photographer, presents a reflection on architecture with a visual tour of different places and their relationship with space.

Included in the exhibition is the presentation of the first virtual experience provided by Layers of reality.

Layers of Reality is a development by Minoria Absoluta, Digalix and Magna Cultura which explores virtual reality.  GATE VR is a new product produced by a team with experience in content, culture and technology. It is a device which incorporates everything you need to enjoy immersive virtual reality in comfort, intended mainly for museums, institutions, events and large-scale installations.

Layers of Reailty has installed the first prototype of their chair at the exhibition and visitors to the Roca Barcelona Gallery can enjoy a selection of photographic material by Nicanor García in 360º vision.

The exhibition is on until 24 May.

 

Patria(s) at the FIPA Festival

The documentary Patria(s) Catalunya, manual de instrucciones (Patria(s) Catalonia, an Instruction Manual) has been entered for the Audience Award at the FIPA (Festival de la Création Audiovisuelle Internationale). The festival is taking place in Biarritz from 23 to 28 January. The film will be screened on 24 and 26 January.

The documentary, produced by ETB, Betevé and Minoria Absoluta, follows the journalist and actor Queco Novell on a tour of different locations where he talks with various people from the world of politics and journalism to try and find out what happened in autumn 2017 in Catalonia.