Ismar Badžić - Shooting Assistant Producer

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,…

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Alternative Review

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This is probably the most excited I’ve been to see a film since ‘The Iceman’ earlier in the year. In a release period with huge films such as The Hobbit, American Hustle and such forth, this was the film I cared about most. Ever since I saw the trailer back in October, I was captivated by the potential. The trailer portrayed an artistic film with a wonderfully unique visual style, blending a melancholy naturalism with with colourful, comic extravagance as it told the story of a daydreamer caught in a humble routine, juxtaposing the world of reality with the world of imagination….Keep reading >>

Christmas Floods

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Severe flooding has swept the South East of England with impeccable timing. It all started on the eve of Christmas Eve (Monday 23rd December), leaving commuters in a bind with train delays and cancellations, homes without power and waterlogged roads and buildings. It’s a real shame that people have had their Christmas’ put in such a pickle, although I suppose bad things never comes at a good time. Anyway, on Christmas Day, I ventured out with the folks to check out the extent of what was going on in my lovely little Godalming and surrounding area of Farncombe and Guildford….Keep reading >>

Anchorman 2 – Alternative Review

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So it was funny. Very funny. I can’t remember the last film I saw that had the entire audience cracking up so much and so often. If you see it, you will laugh, it’s as simple as that. But, as always, I’m not here to tell you what you already know through other bigger, better reviews and word of mouth, I’m here to share a few alternative insights and ponderings that might otherwise be unexplored by the conventional film review. So here it goes! I’m sure that it was a funny film…but I’m not sure if it was a good…Keep reading >>