Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Making adverts is not an easy option in video at the best of times but even harder when you come from Glasgow and live in Spain, my good friend Laura takes up the story.

We were contacted by Leos agency (son) for the job, they needed a native English speaking family including a middle aged mum, a 6 year old boy and a teenage girl acting as brother and sister.
The ad was for an Internacional company called Gestamp
The agency sent me the script and we sent off a video of us acting out the diologue in more or less the same settings.
A couple of days later the agency got back to us saying we had got the part!
The camera crew came to the house the evening before the shoot and we rehersed our lines inside my car parked in the garage.

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Morning of the shoot we were picked up at 0800 and arrived at shooting destination near Segovia around 0930, tempreture -2°
The team had set up some tables with hot coffee,pastries, fruit ect.We all had a quick bite to eat before I was wisked off by the makeup artist to get my hair and make up done ….in the back of a car of course as it was so cold!
Shortly after we were all hooked up with our mics from sound manager Miguel carrero from who spend most of the day in the car boot.

I was planked in the seat of fancy automatic Mercedes and asked to drive it for the day whilst remembering my lines so that was a bit nerve racking to say the least.
The road we were filming on was cut off to traffic so we were able to stop the car at any time allowing the camera crew who were in a van in front of us make any adjustments with the cameras, lighting etc.
We all had walkie talkies so communication was very straight forward and clear. They were able to tell me if something needed changed or said in a different way or in my case “smile more”

We drove up and down the same road all day making stops in the car park to change camera position ect.
We had some lunch and continued filming until sun set.
Kids were very patient, and the team couldn’t be nicer.
Overall a great experience.

Kines Producciones is a video production company stationed in Madrid, Spain. Specialized in the production of corporative and institutional videos, advertising, the technical organization for events and producing feature films and documentary.

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, we count with an advanced and experienced group of professionals. We handle all the different necessities that may surface during the production process, from the preparation, the post-production and the final distribution. All with the ability to do so with our own resources. The video was directed by Ruben Mateo.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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