English

The observed word

antenablue is the creative duo of Lilián Pallares and Charles Olsen.

We offer our experience in, and dedication to, the filming of booktrailers, film poetry, short stories, documentaries, and all classes of audiovisual production for shows, presentations, animation, photography, graphic design, internet, social networks, etc. We work with renowned musicians to compose your soundtrack.

We create unique tailor-made pieces. Originality and artistic vision are our main strengths. Our commitment is to create an exclusive, ingenious product which matches the promotional needs of our clients.

We are based in Madrid, Spain, and the cross-currents of cultures and aesthetics give a unique flavour to our work. We can also travel if necessary.

The short film La danza de los pinceles was awarded second prize in the Flamenco Short Film Festival in Madrid (FFLAC 2010) and has been presented in festivals in Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela and Colombia.

Our poetry films have been selected for festivals such as Zebra Poetry Film Festival (Berlin), Liberated Words (Bristol), Sinestèsia (Barcelona), Festival Silêncio (Lisbon), Ó Bhéal International Poetry Film Festival (Cork), and the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival (Worcester, MA).

We are collaborating with the Amsterdam based La Compañía Parpadeo on visuals for The Parpadeo Project, which fuses traditional flamenco with contemporary dance as well as electronic, neo-classical and ambient music and poetry, which was premiered in the Dutch Flamenco Biennial 2017.

Also in 2017 we collaborated with an audiovisual piece for the Barbara Fritsche Dance Project's 'No hay dos sin tres', which was presented in the XIII Festival Internacional de Danza y Artes Escénicas Alcobendas.

The observed word.
antenablue.



We offer our clients:

THE CREATION OF VIDEOS:

      BOOK TRAILERS
¿What is the nature of your book? ¿Enigmatic, sincere, melancholic, playful? In a 30 second spot we capture the essence of your book.

      The Author's Voice
There's nothing like the writer putting voice to their own texts in a personal and creative way.

      VIDEO-POETRY / VIDEO-STORY
We explore the poetic as much in the image as in the words.

      BOOK PRESENTACIONS
We film and edit book presentations without loosing our own characteristic style.

      DOCUMENTARIES

      VISUALS FOR SHOWS

      WRITER'S INTERVIEWS


PHOTOGRAPHY

GRAPHIC DESIGN

BOOK LAYOUT AND DESIGN

TRANSLATIONS (From Spanish to English)
Trailer Parpadeos, La Compañía Parpadeo
Trailer The Dance of the Brushes, 2nd prize in the
I Flamenco Short Film Festival, Madrid, 2010
In silence. Poem by Charles Olsen
The Book of Traces, with Ángel Guinda
And the Alarm Rang. Poem by Lilián Pallares
Lucas. Starring Gon Solo. Poem by Charles Olsen
The Afternoon. Poem by Charles Olsen
Kimono Rojo with musicians Yoshie Sakai and Eva Saka, and the painter, Ryoichi Noguchi
Agita Flamenco. Poem 'Me Acuso' by Lilián Pallares with Selene Muñoz, dance, and Pablo Rubén Maldonado, piano.


The team


Charles Olsen
charlesolsen.es

AUDIOVISUAL CREATIVE, ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, POET, TRANSLATOR


Graduate with Honours in Fine Art from Middlesex University, London, in 1994. His paintings have been shown in Madrid, Barcelona, Oporto, Paris, Wellington, and the Saatchi Gallery, London. He has made music videos for artists such as Hope (London), Shangó Dely and Álvaro Llerena (Colombia) and Pieter Nooten (Holland). Director of the online poetry project Palabras Prestadas (Given Words). He has published the collections of poetry Sr Citizen (Ediciones Amargord, 2011) and Antípodas (Huerga y Fierro, 2016) and has participated en various poetry festivals and anthologies. He presented his poetry recital with flamenco dance and piano "Agita Flamenco" in Venice, Italy, and in the General Society of Authors (SGAE), Madrid, 2012. In 2017 he received the XIII distinction 'Poetas de Otros Mundos' from the Fondo Poético Internacional for the high quality of his poetic oeuvre.


Lilián Pallares
lilianpallares.com

AUDIOVISUAL AND EVENTS PRODUCTION, SCRIPTWRITER, JOURNALIST, WRITER


Graduate in Journalism and Audiovisual Production with a major in scriptwriting from the University of the North, Barranquilla, Colombia. She writes poetry, short stories, comedy. Her passion for folklore, African roots, and her love of the word lead her to create her show, 'Afrolyrics – a story of love and drums', which unites poetry, dance, the oral storytelling tradition and world percussion. She was selected as one of the ten best young writers of Latin America by About.com, New York, 2011, and in 2017 she received the XIV distinction 'Poetas de Otros Mundos' from the Fondo Poético Internacional for the high quality of her poetic oeuvre. She has published the books Ciudad Sonámbula (Aldevara, 2010), Voces Mudas (Fundación Progreso y Cultura, 2011) and Pájaro, vértigo (Huerga y Fierro, 2014)