Ismar Badžić - Shooting Assistant Producer

10 steps to making your own office.

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Step 1 Make a friend who has a room spare in a shop on a street in a prime location. In this case, The Alternative Store on Division Street, Sheffield. Thanks folks!   Step 2 Offer them something in return for the spare room they never use, such as, cleaning out said room they never use.  Step 3 Box up all the old stock, ready to go to the warehouse and free up space. Step 4 (optional) Go abroad, leaving your co-collaborator to do all the hard work of actually clearing up and taking boxes to the warehouse. Step 5 Hide your delight at…Keep reading >>

Berlin on Borrowed lenses: 135mm

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Remember 1. I had one piece of hand luggage for the trip so I had to get a low number of lenses with a good range. 2. This is not a technical review, I’m not a lens boffin; it’s all anecdotal. 3. I shot on a Canon 5Dmk2 body with Nikon lenses fitted with an adapter. 4. Only these three lenses were used.  Part 1 (24mm review): Click Here. Part 2 (85mm review): Click Here. Nikon 135mm f/2.8 Falling Short The build quality of this lens was excellent. It was chunky, weighty and each time I used it, I knew I was treating my sensor to good…Keep reading >>

Berlin on Borrowed lenses: 85mm

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Remember 1. I had one piece of hand luggage for the trip so I had to get a low number of lenses with a good range. 2. This is not a technical review, I’m not a lens boffin; it’s all anecdotal. 3. I shot on a Canon 5Dmk2 body with Nikon lenses fitted with an adapter. 4. Only these three lenses were used.  Part 1 (24mm review): Click Here. Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Build Quality This was my most used lens on the trip and I chose it because I wanted to leave the oft-used 35mm and 50mm at home. It’s a lovely length that offers…Keep reading >>

Berlin on Borrowed lenses: 24mm

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Introduction London Camera Exchange kindly supported my camera for my Audio Visual Postcard project and gave me three Nikon lenses to take and test in Berlin. The lenses were Nikon 24mm, 85mm and 135mm, all of which were second hand. The reason I approached LCE is because I love the second hand lenses they offer and the wonderful service they provide. Blogs and reviews are usually centered on new lenses but I want to show that good used lenses are out there and with LCE you can have the peace of mind of going to the shop and talking to an…Keep reading >>

Launch: Audio Visual Postcard

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“A simple postcard with its restricted choice of landmarks printed onto the front and limited word-space on the back doesn’t capture the sense of the place you’re in or your story within it. To show that which is lesser seen and explore it with your own eyes and ears is the aim of this project.” That’s the text that we’ve put on the homepage of the ‘Audio Visual Postcard’ website which we’ve just launched. The ‘our’ in question relates to myself and friend + musician Sam Hanlan. Together, we travelled to Berlin for a long weekend with the idea to capture what…Keep reading >>

Photography Exhibitions in July.

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I’m not a big gallery hopper but since last summer I’ve started going to more and more so I thought I’d share the odd trip and hopefully inspire you to go and see photos hanging on real walls instead of facebook walls. All of the exhibitions here listed are FREE  and down to earth; simply because I can’t afford to pay nor can I afford to spend the time peeling back layers of irony all that yucky mumbojumbo associated with art. I simply want to see good photography, that’s all. Here are three exhibitions I went to recently.  Bob Mazzer –…Keep reading >>

Interning at Warp Films

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I’ve been making little films for the past 4 years but I know that the scale of the films I want to make is far bigger than what I’ve done thus far and, to do that, I want to work on teams that put those films out there. Films, for me, are those things we queue up and pay to see, desperately avoiding the glance at the overpriced confectionary as we make our way into massive rooms full of people all delightedly sharing a cultural filmic experience together. I’ve been lucky enough to have had some public screenings of my…Keep reading >>

Two Fuji’s One Canon

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Two Fuji’s One Canon Interesting AF system comparison by @Benji_Cherry between Fuji and Canon autofocus systems. I’ve been getting more and more impressed by these little mirrorless systems (thanks to Ben) and this test shows that the AF is up there with the Canon. Although he’s also posed a bit of a challenge for us to guess which photos relate to which system. Time to get my nerd on. My money is on 1) Canon 2) Fuji / 135mm 3) Fuji 200mm #2fujis1canon. He’ll reveal the answers on Friday. Check out the blog and play your part.  [URL] bencherryphotos: If…Keep reading >>

Anzère Premiere Recap

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Anzère Premiere Recap A few words about the highlight of my filmmaking journey so far – the screening of my snowboard film ‘Deeper than Snow’ in the place it all began and sharing it with so many people.  thewhitelinecrew: The lead up to our Swiss premiere was spent in a mix of excitement at idea of returning to the birthplace of the project and screening our film and nervousness to see if anyone would turn up. Afterall, we wanted to share the film with the people of Anzère and thank them for being so wonderfully…

Making a Brass Band Documentary Pt. I: The Walk

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Making a Brass Band documentary Pt. I: The Walk “Do you want to make a documentary about a brass band composition?” “Uhhhm…Tell me more.”  She did. And I agreed. That’s the ultranonspecific way that I got involved with this project. With a skeptical hesitance which was quickly overturned by the delightful enthusiasm and amazing track record of Louise Snape, the professional puller off-er of Sheffield based arts platform ‘Hand Of’. She caught me at a good time because I was looking for a distinctly local project to turn my attention to. After making two snowboard films in my first two years…Keep reading >>