Ismar Badžić - Shooting Assistant Producer

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 >>

Hantu Shoot

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The idea behind this shoot for Hantu was to do an anti fashion shoot, fashion shoot. We ditched the typical angsty stares and furrowed brows for genuine laughter and enjoyment. All of that topped off with minimal, low contrast editing for some fun, unpretentious photographs. Here are some photos from the shoot, including a couple of behind the scenes photos and the crew credits.  Clothing: Hantu | Make up: Coco Bean | Styling: Faisal Bajwa | Models: Izaac George Cruickshank & Freya Sheldon | Video: Jessy Busgeeth | Location: Archipelago Works – – – Behind the scenes.  For more, higher resolution photos from…Keep reading >>

Wes Anderson on Actors

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All of these actors are people whom I’m fans of, and have convinced them to do movies with me. So I go back to the same people because I lovethese actors. The advantage to having ones I already know is I have my way of working, and they’re already into it. Not every actor in the world reacts the same way when you tell them, “You won’t have a trailer. Your costume will be left in your room at night, and you’ll come to the set in your costume and be made up in the hotel.” Actors are used to staying…Keep reading >>

How I ended up filming in Las Vegas…

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One of the craziest things in my filmmaking career so far has to be a mind-blowing offer to go and film in Las Vegas. I just wanted to share a little blog about how it happened, mostly as an excuse to show you some photos. But I hope that you find some kind of message in here about patience, faith and the art of putting yourself out there, because all of this came about because of a little snowboard film I made two years before. It all happened really fast. I was offered the shoot in early February and two…Keep reading >>

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

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Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival Here’s some words I wrote over on another blog, the one for our snowboard film. It’s a few thoughts on the first ever public screening of our new snowboard film, Deeper than Snow, which screened at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival last weekend. Check it out!  thewhitelinecrew: It was an honour to have Deeper than Snow debut at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival. Screened in front of a crowd of between 300-400 people, we couldn’t be happier with its very first screening. Although it’s a teeny tiny film, I’m definitely calling it the world premiere. Here’s…Keep reading >>

Berlin!

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I’m off to Berlin to embark on a new audiovisual project and combine travel with art; a creative city break. The project is a collaboration between myself and electronic music composer Sam Hanlan. We’re going to be taking and making art from within the City, him with the sounds and me with the sights It’s a voyage into the unknown and we’ll be crafting the concept as we go. If it goes well, the plan is to make a whole bunch of these long weekend trips to different cities, making cool audio visual…thingies. Hence the name, audiovisual postcards.  An absolutely…Keep reading >>

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Will the world a certain way and hope and wish and always pray. And should the will be well received, the world will be as you have dreamed. Pretty little thoughts. 

Crew Stories: Rob, Editor

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Crew Stories: Rob, Editor thewhitelinecrew: I was just supposed to be doing a technical edit. Making sure all the editing techniques were correct, streamline a few things and do some tidying. The plan was agreed in principle before a frame had been shot. A few months later, I got a call from Ismar (we had had regular calls in between to…

Instant Cameras

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I love Instant Photography. To me, it’s magic. It’s not some hipster gimmick, it’s something I always liked and not long after I got into photography some 4 years ago, I quickly bought my first Polaroid camera. Yup, that’s before Instagram, folks. Well, before it got huge anyway.  This is my Polaroid Spectra 1200si. It cost me about £30 from eBay. The film for it has always been pricey via The Impossible Project but I used to find deals on eBay for old expired film. But there’s less and less old film and more and more from the Impossible Project….Keep reading >>

The Journey Begins

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The Journey Begins thewhitelinecrew: So here we are, the first day of 2014 and we’re finally ready to ramp it up and start sharing some voluptuous ‘Deeper than Snow’ news and goodies with all of you. It’s been a deliberate silence from us since we finished editing the film in the summer as we’ve been sorting a few things out,…