Blue023 production services Blue023 production services
THINKING ABOUT FILMING IN BARCELONA?

9 GREAT REASONS
TO FILM IN BARCELONA

AS A PRODUCTION SERVICES COMPANY,
WE CAN’T THINK OF ANYWHERE ELSE WE’D RATHER BE.

1. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Filming in Barcelona guarantees you a huge variety of shooting locations. The city is best known for its cool, cosmopolitan neighbourhoods and sun-soaked plazas, but its urban spaces span both centuries and styles.

Your shoot in Barcelona might take place against a backdrop of skyscrapers, stadiums, graffiti-strewn streets, handsome town houses, or in the midst of the city’s bustling port.

And because the city is compact, this this urban variety is all within easy reach: you could spend the morning filming in Barcelona’s medieval gothic quarter, and be filming on the beach by the afternoon.

Shooting in Barcelona gives you access to 580km of surrounding coastline, which offer up everything from sandy shores to hidden coves and lagoons.

The spectacular coast is matched only by the 230km of mountains that range across Barcelona and Catalonia, encompassing low hills and peaks over 3km, green mountains and snow-capped summits, ideal for both summery shoots and snow sports.

Filming in Barcelona also comes with the added bonus of being within reach of some of Spain’s most beautiful rural areas, with medieval towns, coastal villages and more than 25 natural parks scattered throughout the surrounding area. 

Best of all, every location we’ve mentioned (and many we haven’t) are within 2-3 hours drive from the city itself. For variety of locations, you can’t beat shooting in Barcelona.

2. 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE A YEAR

Many people choose to shoot in Spain for the good weather, and Barcelona is no different. Catalonia sees 300 days of sunshine per year, and highly predictable weather, which is great for planning, and reduces the risk of bad weather days during your shoot in Barcelona.

And with up to 15 hours of sunlight in a single day, filming in Barcelona allows you to get more done in a shorter time, cutting down on your overall production costs.

3. ABUNDANT STUDIO CHOICES

Barcelona has a long history of audiovisual production, and an extensive infrastructure of studios and sound studios.

This network of facilities will be at your disposal during your shoot in Barcelona, allowing you to take your pick from the many studios, apartments, sets and luxury houses reserved exclusively for production services.

4. MULTICULTURAL AND MULTILINGUAL ACTORS

As one of the most desirable places to live in Europe, Barcelona is unsurprisingly a melting pot of different nationalities, cultures and languages. This is not only evident in our own multi-lingual, internationally experienced production services team, but in the sheer variety of actors and voice actors working in the city.

Filming in Barcelona allows you to cast from a wide range of actors, and wrap up any multi-language versions of the same production easily and simply, from one location.

5. UNIQUE SHOOTING OPPORTUNITIES

An unexpected benefit of shooting in Barcelona is that, being a cosmopolitan European capital, there is nearly always a cultural event going on.

From international music festivals and street parties to the traditional ‘castellers’ (human tower building) and ‘corre focs’ (fire runs), your shoot in Barcelona could be set against any number of unique and spectacular backdrops.

6. EASY PERMITS

It may not be the most exciting aspect of filming in Barcelona, but it’s  certainly one that will bring you peace of mind.

Permits to shoot in Barcelona are generally easy and quick to obtain, especially for locations, and on the whole are very cost-effective.

7. ECONOMICAL PRODUCTION COSTS

Shooting in Spain, and shooting in Barcelona specifically, is more economical than filming in most other European cities. Factor in low cost flights from neighbouring countries such as the UK, France and Germany, among others, and video production Barcelona-style becomes an even more attractive option.

8. CORPORATE CONNECTIONS

Barcelona is an international business centre, and the location of a multitude of corporate events and trade fairs. Not only does this create great opportunities for networking when filming in Barcelona, it also provides a ready-made corporate context in which to set your film or video.

If you were launching a tech product, for example, your shoot in Barcelona could take place at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. You can find out more about our production services at trade fairs like the Mobile World Congress here.

9. TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE

It goes without saying that Barcelona is a major tourist destination, and this greatly aids the smooth running of our production services.

Planning and conducting a shoot in Barcelona is made easy by the well-connected transport system and organisation of public infrastructure, not to mention the abundance of reasonably-priced accommodation.

And when filming in Barcelona is wrapped up for the day, the city’s spectacular restaurants and nightlife await.

CONTACT

We’d love to hear from you.
Get in touch using the details below or leave us a message and we’ll get back to you.

Ryan Jamieson
Account Director
+34 934 341 044
info@blue023.com

Consell de Cent 314
Principal primera
08007 Barcelona