ALOK MEDIA IS SPECIALISED IN
ALOK Media is specialised consulting in research, archive and audiovisual production.
We ground our work in creativity, commitment and professionalism. We contextualise, organise and document any project, always from a transdisciplinary and innovative perspective.
Our main areas of expertise are:
ART HISTORIAN, DOCUMENTALIST, ARCHIVE RESEARCHER
Graduated in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid (2005).
Specialist in Art and Communication from the Complutense University of Madrid (2006).
Master in Audiovisual Documentation and Digital Knowledge Management from Carlos III University of Madrid (2011).
Master in Gender Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid (2013).
International workshop Costume design for Theatre, cinema and TV, International School of Cinema and TV of San Antonio de los Baños, 2016.
Worked as a documentalist for institutions including the Spanish Parliament and Senate, and the Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue. Collaborated as an audiovisual documentalist with the Reina Sofía Museum and Art Centre, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Document Management and Broadcasting Service of RTVE's Audiovisual Archive, the student halls of Residencia de Estudiantes and the Turner publishing house.
Also, participated as a historian and archive researcher in documentary and fiction projects for scriptwriters for screen and stage, and for producers such as Mod Producciones, TCM/Turner, Plot for films, Mano Negra Films, Grupo Ganga, LopezLi Films and the El Prado Museum, among others.
1. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
At ALOK MEDIA we offer different kinds of services related to audiovisual production:
- Filming and editing.
- Audiovisual documentation and archive pack.
- Events coverage: interviews and statements, conferences and seminars, fairs and exhibitions, courses and workshops.
- Corporate, institutional, promotional and informative videos.
[Photo: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Testing meats at the Department of Agriculture. Beltsville, Maryland." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935. Public domain.]
2. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
Documentation adds authenticity and realism to stories, whether they are fictional, historical fiction or non-fiction.
At ALOK MEDIA we provide you with historical artistic advice through all the development stages of your audiovisual, cultural, journalistic or theatrical projects.
We create historical and artistic reports and dossiers:
To place any story in a particular context.
Biographical aspects regarding the portrayal of historical characters.
- To design scene setting and ambience, environments and wardrobe designs.
[Photo: E. Muybridge, Animal locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements. Wellcome Library, London. Prospectus and catalogue of plates, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1887, p. iii, no. 43, "Walking: two models meeting, and partly turning". The research and photography for Animal Locomotion was carried out for the University of Pennsylvania in 1884-1885, using and improving the techniques developed in the 1870s. CC BY 4.0.]
3. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
SPECIALISED DOSSIERS AND REPORTS
At ALOK MEDIA we do specialized research and specialise about any discipline and through any project:
- In the first stage, we develop specialised dossiers that help to place any story in a particular geographical and thematic context.
- We advise about locations during the production of your project.
- We create reports and solve any specific queries that may arise while developing the storyline, whether they are legal, scientific, medical, statistical, social or linguistic, or regarding the portrayal of historical characters, environments or wardrobe designs.
- We review and proofread scripts, running orders, play scripts and other literary texts, paying special attention to anachronisms, historical uses of the language, and accurate technical vocabulary.
We gather, structure, relate and summarise data in a simple and comprehensive way, with total respect for the confidentiality of your project.
[Photo: Elusive Muse, Creations Jane Blanchot, Collection of Fashion Images. Public domain.]
4. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
The inclusion of historical or present-day material, graphic documentation, newspapers or archive images provides any project with intellectual, scientific and artistic soundness. We locate:
- Archive images, photos and audio documents.
- Also general newspapers and specialised magazines.
- Files and documents in historical, administrative or police archives.
This service is aimed primarily at script and play writers, professional literary writers, film or theatre directors, set departments and producers, and also at communication agencies, cultural management institutions, exhibition curators, artists, journalists and the general media in general.
[Photo: Manuel Coyne Buil, Group of women raising their fists at a demonstration, 1939-1939. Historical Archive of Zaragoza, Coyne collection of photography. DARA, Documents and Archives of Aragón. Public Domain.]
5. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
MANAGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
At ALOK MEDIA we locate archive images, photos, audio and any other type of documents. However, above all we manage any matter regarding intellectual property rights worldwide and national:
We identify the provenance, class, condition and authorship of audiovisual material and photos
We deal with the managements of copies, duplicates and intellectual property rights.
We provide you with legal advice through all the different types of fees, digital licences and permissions both copyleft and copyright.
- We reach agreements which are always beneficial to our clients .
[Photo: Score of Arianna e Teseo, opera composed by Pasquale Cafaro with libretto by Pietro Pariati. "da rappresentarsi nel Real Teatro di S. Carlo [Naples] nel dì 20 Gennaio 1766". Castrato Giuseppe Aprile plays Theseus. National Library of France, music department. Europeana, Gallica. Public Domain.]
6. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
At ALOK MEDIA we offer our services to manage all the data that is produced while developing any project:
- We design and plan the management of documentary collections: media libraries, newspaper and periodical libraries, book libraries, or personal archives and other web platforms.
- We evaluate content managers and documentaries through expert searches, analysing the structure of documentaries and the relationships between information.
- We perform archive handling and document analysis, cataloguing and description, classification, indexing and summary, as well as specialised thesaurus development.
- We do bibliographic and bibliometric research.
[Photo: Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. Photography by Anna Atkins, Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions, Parte VII, "Laurencia pinnatifida v. angusta". The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843 - 1853. The cyanotype technique was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 but was put into practice by Anna Atkins, considered one of the first female photographers. Public domain.]
7. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
This is an exclusive service of ALOK Media.
[Photo: Elusive Muse, Flickr Album Ruckus! American Entertainments at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Public domain.]
8. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
As stated by the International Federation of Libraries Association’s Lyon Declaration of 2014, the right to information is transformational: access to information encourages the development of strong individuals, especially allowing people to exercise their rights, to be economically active, productive and innovative, to enrich their identities and cultural expressions, to be part of decision-making and to take part in an active and committed society.
Within this ethical and social framework, at ALOK MEDIA we design and develop customised educational activities, workshops and materials in order to:
- Encourage and promote creativity.
- Broaden people’s digital and informational skills.
- And aid in disseminating our audiovisual heritage.
[Photo: August Macke, House in the garden, 1914. Macke was one of the leading members of the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter. Public domain.]
9. ALOK MEDIA SERVICES
At ALOK MEDIA we offer additional and complementary services, such as subtitling, voice-over or dubbing.
We have an expansive team of contributors with solid experience, which allows us to develop bespoke solutions for any project or initiative.
[Photo: Collection Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Europeana, ECLAP, e-library for Performing Arts, The Netherlands. Toppop was the first weekly pop music show on Dutch television. The programme was bases on the British Top of the Pops. In the mid-seventies, Toppop experimented with new techniques such as chroma-key. CC BY-SA 3.0 NL.]
FELIPE GONZÁLEZ FOUNDATIONCoordination and management of documentary collection of ex President Felipe González. Archive handling, document analysis, cataloguing, description and classification. From 2016. WEB: Archive
2001 SPARKS IN THE DARK
LO QUE HICIMOS FUE SECRETOFilm research for Lo que hicimos fue secreto, directed by David Álvarez, produced by Eleveth Floor. In-Edit Award 2016.[Photo: Lo que hicimos fue secreto.]
MARSResearch, archive and management of copyright for temporary exhibition Mars. The conquest of a dream, curated by Telefonica Foundation and Museo de las Artes de Valencia. Espacio Fundación Telefónica, from 7 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.More info: https://espacio.fundaciontelefonica.com/en/event/mars-the-conquest-of-a-dream/
RESIDENCIA DE ESTUDIANTES
BUFFALOPoducer and costume deseign for Buffalo, directed by por David Barrocal and performed at Teatro Lara de Madrid [https://www.teatrolara.com/project/buffalo/]. TEASER: https://vimeo.com/209055379[Photo: Diego Conesa].
YO FUI A EGB: EL CONCURSOResearch, archive and management of copyright for Yo fui a EGB: El concurso, produced by Turner Brd. and La Competencia.More info: Teaser and TNT Channel[Photo: Pippi Långstrump, SVT, 1969].
YO FUI A EGB VIP
NOSTROMO: DAVID LEAN'S IMPOSSIBLE DREAMFilm research for Nostromo: David Lean's impossible dream, directed by Pedro González Bermúdez, nominated Goya Award in 2014 for the documentary film El último adiós de Bette Davis, and produced by TCM/Turner Broadcasting. [Photo: TCM Channel.]
AFRICA IN CINCECICLETA
AQUÍ Y ALLÍ FILMSResearch and archive for Aquí y Allí FIlms.
PLOT FOR FILMSResearch and archive for Plot for Films and director Carlos Agulló.[Photo: CEFIRE, Colomina and Luisake in La Melva, 1989].
ROTA 'N' ROLLResearch for Rota 'n' Roll, documentary film about the Naval Station of Rota, directed by Vanesa Benítez and produced by Mano Negra Films. 2016.Web: https://www.rotanroll.com/en/
COUNTRY LINE DANCEResearch for the play Buffalo, David Barrocal and David Oliva. Production of a dossier about the Country Line Dance world, in order to solve specific doubts regarding the development of a theatrical script. 2015.
PRODIGIOSO VOLCÁNDocumental and archive consultancy.[Photo: Volcán de Colima con actividad explisiva, 2015].
NO TODO VA A SER SEXOCoverage of the final session of the "Encounters with Authors" series at La Casa Encendida library in Madrid. Launch of the book No todo va a ser sexo, by the writer and journalist Julio Teruel. The launch features María Castrejón, writer and Spanish philologist; María Luisa García Ochoa, writer and librarian; Antonio J. Huerga, the editor of Huerga y Fierro, Arturo García Lago, Guitar, and Jimmy Barnatán, singer, actor, writer and the author of the book's prologue.Production: Alba Toajas. Production Assistant: Ana Valiente. Camera operator: Quique Oñate. Sound: Aitana Jiménez and Ana Valiente. Editing and post-production: Marina Pérez Trigueros. 2015.
LAS ROSA(S)Research, script and production of Las Rosa(s), real life story. Documentary film in preproduccion phase. 2016."My own past escapes me. All I have are a few fragments, a few bits and pieces I found in a suitcase after my mother's death. I don't know what they meant. I don't know how to make sense of them. I stopped trying to years ago. The past is a mystery". Andrew Bovell, When the rain stops falling, 2008.
ELMYR DE HORYSearch and location of archive images, police reports, historical press, photographies and intellectual property rights of the materials needed for the development of a documentary, directed by Jaume Vinyas and produced by Dipso Films, about Elmyr de Hory, an artistic forger and protagonist of Orsen Wells’ “F For Fake”. 2015. [Photos: Archivo Donostia Zinemaldia / Festival de San Sebastian. Spain].
BIG PICTURE RESEARCHResearch and archive.
EXPERTS AND THINK TANKS IN TWITTERData research for a report, leaded by Real Instituto Elcano and esglobal.org, about the influence of experts and think tanks in Twitter. Los expertos y los 'think tanks' en Twitter. esglobal.org. Política, economía e ideas sobre el mundo en español.
MAÍNO. REVEALING A MASTERHistorical and artistic documentation for the documentary directed by J.L. López-Linares and co-produced by LopezLi Films with the Prado Museum, about the temporal exhibition "Maíno, revealing a master". Search of bibliography, maps, paintings, photos and prints, and location and management of the intellectual property rights of the materials. 2009.
TVE SHOW. CUÉNTAME CÓMO PASÓHistorical documentation and press review for the script development and writing of the XV season of the TV series Cuéntame cómo pasó, a RTVE and Ganga Group co-production, which depicts Spain at 1982. 2012.[Photo:Vänersborgs Museum, Europeana, Swedish Open Cultural Heritage, K-samsök. Televisión, 1959-1960. CC BY. Photograph Historical Archive of the University of Málaga. Opening of the municipal market in El Palo, Málaga, agosto, 1963]
BATAVIA. THE STORY OF A WRECKHistorical documentation and wardrobe design inspired in the XVII Century, for “Batavia. The story of a wreck”, written and directed by David Barrocal, programmed for 8 months in Madrid’s Teatro Lara and selected by eldiario.es as one of the best six theatrical productions of 2014.Cuando el miedo impide la rebelión. Paula Corroto, eldiario.es, 26/11/2014.Seis producciones excepcionales en el peor año para el teatro. Paula Corroto, eldiario.es, 28/12/2014.
THE INDISCREET CAMERA AND NICOLA TESLASearch and location of the intelectual property rights of flims and film posters for the temporal exhibitions “The indiscreet camera. Magnum Photos cinematography treasures” and “Nicola Tesla: his is the future”, curated by Canopia Cultural Management. 2014.[Fuente foto: Canopia Facebook.]
THE MARCHIONESS ROSALINDAHistorical documentation and wardrobe design inspired in the XVIII Century, for The Marchioness Rosalinda, written by Ramón María del Valle Inclán, for La Piel del Oso theatrical productions, played on the Almagro Municipal Theatre. 2012.
FELIPE GONZÁLEZ FOUNDATION
2001 SPARKS IN THE DARK
LO QUE HICIMOS FUE SECRETO
RESIDENCIA DE ESTUDIANTES
YO FUI A EGB: EL CONCURSO
YO FUI A EGB VIP
NOSTROMO: DAVID LEAN'S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
AFRICA IN CINCECICLETA
AQUÍ Y ALLÍ FILMS
PLOT FOR FILMS
ROTA 'N' ROLL
COUNTRY LINE DANCE
NO TODO VA A SER SEXO
ELMYR DE HORY
BIG PICTURE RESEARCH
EXPERTS AND THINK TANKS IN TWITTER
MAÍNO. REVEALING A MASTER
TVE SHOW. CUÉNTAME CÓMO PASÓ
BATAVIA. THE STORY OF A WRECK
THE INDISCREET CAMERA AND NICOLA TESLA
THE MARCHIONESS ROSALINDA
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