CREATIVE AND PASSIONATE STORYTELLERS
Who are Viva La Zoom?
Viva la Zoom is a video production company with a difference. Founded by Spanish film maker, Guille Ibanez, Viva la Zoom brings an intelligent, creative approach to make every project go with a zing! Creative Director, Guille studied for an MA in Film and Media at Sheffield Hallam University, gaining a distinction. His passion for film, video and art is the driving force behind the fresh, original films that have become our trademark. Guille has several years experience of working in the new media and film industries and is joined at Viva la Zoom by a small team of excellent camera operators and film editors.
Jo Howard, our Producer works closely with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their requirements, making video production as simple and enjoyable as possible.
Creative Director and Cameraman
Guille eats sleeps and breathes film and photography. It’s what he does whenever he has some spare time, so working at Viva la Zoom really is a privilege for him and something he feels very passionate about. Having won several awards for his short films, he is able to bring a strong narrative to promotional films and this has been key to developing our story-telling style. When it comes to photography and cinematography he has a very artistic eye and captures truly beautiful images. He is always working to develop his skills, improve his technique and make the best use of new technology.
Favourite Film: The Night of the Hunter
Favourite Food: Tortilla de Patatas
Favourite Place: Black Forest, Germany
Jo is very much a people person. Working with clients and helping them realise their vision is a real buzz for her. She oversees each project from initial quote to delivery of the final cut, offering a personalised service to make the production process simple and enjoyable. Jo has strong communication skills and will instinctively grasp what you want and make sure that the team delivers. Jo is our resident scriptwriter and her original take and apt turn of phrase perfectly complement Guille’s visual narrative. Jo is also a linguist and speaks French, German and Spanish, so if you need a translator for your project, look no further!
Favourite Film: Singin’ in the Rain
Favourite Food: Cake
Favourite Place: Calella de Palafrugell, Spain
Cameraman and Editor
A good egg and a good all rounder, David is our in-house editor and camera operator. His relaxed demeanour and approachable manner make him a great person to have on shoots while his focus and drive for creativity add a flair to his video editing. Away from the cameras and editing screens, he can usually be found shaking his head in dismay at the vegetarian options in Manchester restaurants or trying to answer the literature questions on University Challenge.
Favourite Film: City Lights
Favourite Food: Mediterranean Food
Favourite Place: Stradbroke Island, Australia