Essential Ibiza TV Launches

Posted on July 2, 2016

Words: Iain Thomson

Essential Ibiza TV is something that we have had an eye on for a couple of years but it wasn’t until 2016 that we started putting concrete plans into action, having dabbled quite successfully with some club movies in previous summers. With Jodie DS secured to head the in-house production team for the summer we offered some of our key clients the opportunity to sample our latest service and, if we’re being completely honest, the outcome surprised us all. Our plan was that Jodie would head the department and handle all traffic in year one, using freelance friends such as Infin8. How wrong we were, with the predominantly FB driven videos reaching over one million views already!

Our plan for a gentle Essential Ibiza TV roll out and more aggressive summer in 2017 couldn’t have been further off the mark. The reaction from existing clients and the demand for videos from new clients has meant we have had to take on an in-house editor, with previous Spanish TV and news editing experience and three new videographers, out and about capturing all the action. With the summer still unfolding we have already amassed some unbelievable footage, from a 40 second Cocoon opening video shot over 42 hours to spectacular drone footage high above Benirras, product launches, new venues openings and some of the best parties of the season so far!

Jodie and her team – including Bianca, Linde, Tamara and Citi as well as trusted collaborators such as Garry McManus and Infin8 – has been flat out all over the island to meet an ever increasing demand, producing some outstanding videos – from club openings to beach parties to luxury boat trips, venue openings and product launches. Working with a diverse range of Ibiza brands – Cocoon, Ants, Together, Privilege and Defected, to name only a few of the club parties; exclusive beach clubs such as Nassau Beach Ibiza, Cotton Beach Ibiza, Blue Marlin Ibiza and Coco Beach; brand new club concepts in Boogie In Wonderland and OpenLab in HEART Ibiza as well as on the roof at ME hotel Ibiza, out to sea with Smart Charter and at home with Amazonia – has resulted in an exciting and varied opening few weeks of Ibiza 2016. From capturing that defining moment of the party to interviewing international DJs, mini movies that sum up the season so far, instructional product based programmes and exclusive behind the scenes cooking videos with some of the island’s best chefs at home in their kitchen, Essential Ibiza TV offers a unique and comprehensive view of the clubbing capital.

Twelve months ahead of schedule, we are delighted to offer our clients another exciting platform on which to promote their respective brands to the rest of the world and we’ve had some fun along the way. Spending the day on one of the exclusive Smart Charter yachts with a group of bloggers and opinion formers from Amsterdam, heading to Formentera for lunch at Juan y Andres was a great day out and made for a fantastic video. Filming for 42 hours with the Cocoon crew to capture the vibe of the run up and opening of the latest Ibiza season was another highlight and resulted in an exciting movie that has been well received around the club world. Capturing the last ever opening of Space Ibiza promises to offer a nostalgic snapshot of the day in years to come.

The team offers a broad level of experience and can turn its hand to all situations, from offering an insight into preparing the perfect Acai bowl or catching up with the Basement Jaxx at Glitterbox to taking one for the team and enduring a day at some of the island’s exclusive spa’s – Hacienda Na Xamena and Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort. We’ve been on the roof of ME Hotel, in the vineyards of Can Rich, on the dancefloor at Privilege, Space, Amnesia and HEART Ibiza, at the Circus in La Belle Ibiza, on top of a wave at Surf Lounge Ibiza, on the beach at Benirras, Babylon, Cala Conta and Playa d’en Bossa and out to sea with Capadi Rebels and we’ve only just edged into July!

Ibiza 2016 is one of the busiest we can ever remember as clubbers descend from all over the world to sample the unique vibe that the island offers and Essential Ibiza TV will be out and about capturing as much of the action as you can handle, stay tuned!