There is plenty of work behind the cameras of a show. Looking for new ideas, designing the set… all the teams must be coordinated so the final result is spectacular. Here there are some of the big projects I’ve been involved in on “El Hormiguero” TV show.

Shedka on TV
A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is made by filming individuals or a group of people lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio. So we got ready a very special one for Mika who had just released his album celebrate. We got fans, motorcycles, football players, cheerleaders, dancers, skaters and much more....
Popsicle sticks are great for holding frozen treats, but did you know they’re excellent for creating a wave? It’s true! If you weave popsicle sticks together just right, you can create a chain reaction that will create a dazzling display of flying popsicle sticks...
Ben Stiller visited the show in order to promote his film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Inspired by one of the movie posters we decided to build a rotating movie set to create the illusion of being able to walk on the walls and the ceiling. It required intense planning. We had a tight budget to work with so we couldn’t get the whole structure to rotate on an motorized axe. Instead, we planed to pull the set and roll it around. We had just a weekend to get it the work done. So a team of welders and carpenters were working non stop. The furniture was fixed onto the floor and walls. Finally we made up an excuse. A fused light bulb would do the trick. The results were magical...
Even though the show is usually filmed in Madrid, we moved the entire set to London for one day in order to get Will and Jaden Smith promoting their film After Earth Building a whole new set in 24 hours was a challenge. I was part of the 40 people team that got everything ready. I was in charge of getting ready an action using Sony devices to promote the film. We wrote the script, scratched a storyboard and get our graphic designers to work on one different film for each device that must be synchronized. Then we rehearsed the movements until the final result was perfect...
To celebrate the show had been on air for 1000 nights we shoot an special video with all our collaborators. In each scene we had printed part of the set to cross it and appear in a different place. We shoot in different locations around the city including the snow center and a corridor with the gravity facing the wall and then we prepared a huge cake suspended by a crane that fell onto the big final celebration. It was a challenging production to get done in 3 days while we where shooting the life show as well....
The design of this sculpture was very special. The guest was Robert England and I had the challenge to create a portrait of Freddy Krueger made by 12 different pictures. After some work with Photoshop layers we came out with butterflies, cat prints, a Chinese dragon, a skull and so on. All together would be seen together as the face of the feared character....
A domino effect is the cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events. It typically refers to a linked sequence of events where the time between successive events is relatively small. Matthew Fox visited us in order to promote his film Alex Cross so we designed a domino effect full of action. Knowing that Matthew Fox like to go bowling we ask him to start the whole effect with a 100 bowling pins strike....
In physics, the center of mass of a distribution of mass in space is the unique point where the weighted relative position of the distributed mass sums to zero. The distribution of mass is balanced around the center of mass and the average of the weighted position coordinates of the distributed mass defines its coordinates. Balance is an ability to maintain the line of gravity (vertical line from centre of mass) of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway. We use all this concepts together to create this beautiful mayfly...
Large annual spring break festivals take place in various countries, often in the form of music festivals and these are accompanied by special nightclub parties and beach activities. As Selena Gómez and Vanessa Hudgens were promoting the film Spring Breakers we prepared a domino effect on this theme. We brought sand from the beach and decorated the whole set with palms and hammocks. The tests to get the domino effect working were intense, but we got it working perfectly...