Sorrola’s Grave, Valencia

We were honoured to be allowed to film at the grave of Joaquin Sorolla in Valencia with the kind permission of his family and the assistance of the Ayuntamiento de Valencia and the Valencia film Office.

Using our Dana Dolly we were able to capture beautiful tracking shots while keeping our footprint to an absolute minimum.

Filming at the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Sometimes we really have to pinch ourselves. As part of our ongoing filming for The National Gallery’s Sorolla exhibition, we were lucky enough to film at one of the World’s most famous galleries, the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

We were also fortunate enough to be allowed to setup in the Velazquez room right opposite his masterpiece Las Meninas. We were there to interview Javier Barón Thaidigsmann, Director of 19th Century Paintings at the Prado and a renowned expert on Sorolla.

Madrid for The National Gallery’s Sorolla Exhibition Film

This March, The National Gallery will host ‘Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light’,  the first UK exhibition of Spain’s Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century.

Known as the ‘master of light’ for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s (1863–1923) paintings outside Spain.

From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla’s career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.

NextShoot have been commissioned to produce a film to support the exhibition, detailing Sorolla’s life and times and some of his most notable works. This involves filming in Spain and America at numerous institutions and locations which were central to Sorolla’s work.

We started in Madrid, at Sorolla’s former house, which is now home to Museo Sorolla. As well as an incredible collection of his paintings, the museum also has a vast archive of photographs, letters and personal possessions.