Interview with Abdulkadir özer & Muhammed Ali Arslan

Interview with Abdulkadir özer & Muhammed Ali Arslan



Abdulkadir özer - Editor

Question 1: What is your name?

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Abdulkadir özer: “Abdulkadir Özer.”

Question 2: What's the name of the project you edited?

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Abdulkadir özer: “We named it "daydreaming.” It's been a while that I've been thinking about making some videos with my friends. This video is the first expression of our passion for it. We want to do more.”

Question 3: What did it feel like to be part of this project?

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Abdulkadir özer: “it is a very nice feeling. i am so happy for being able to work on the job i love with friends that i love. having the same perspective with my friends on this project also comforts me.”

Question 4: Who else was part of this project?

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Abdulkadir özer: “@salvadormaliii @arbayrak_ @omer.oztora @ensarsahn @muhammedyussuf.”

Question 5: How long did it take you to edit the video?

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Abdulkadir özer: It took 2 days to edit. The videos that we recorded, they were so long. Editing process and watching all videos one by one took some time but this is something I really enjoy.

Question 6: How did you connect with each other?

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Abdulkadir özer: “I have met most of my friends on this project through Instagram.”


Muhammed Ali Arslan - Cinematographer

Question 1: What is your name?

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Muhammed Ali: “My name is Muhammed Ali Arslan.”

Question 2: How did you plan your shots for the video?

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Muhammed Ali: “Most of the videos are random unplanned shots. But we were trying to express how life is complex in Istanbul and how to move away from that complexity. And we named it “daydreaming” because, at the end of the video, our friend Ömer is out of the complexity, he is in a dream. And as you can see from the waves, time flows to the opposite and it repeats itself. Which means we can get beyond the limits only by dreaming and by following it.”

Question 3: What camera did you use?

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Muhammed Ali: “Sony a6300 with Sigma 30mm f1.4 Contemporary Lens.”

Question 4: Where was this project filmed at?

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Muhammed Ali: “Most videos were taken in Sirkeci/Istanbul, but at the end of the video, you can see the coast in Beylikdüzü”

Question 5: Was this video shot in one day or over a span of time?

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Muhammed Ali: “We filmed it in two days. One day for the scene in Beylikdüzü, and another day for the Sirkeci.”

Question 7: What kind of other art forms influence you as an artist?

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Muhammed Ali: “I inspire from Paintings, drawings, movies, buildings, piano, guitar, architecture, but mostly from nature. Because I believe that Allah is the greatest artist.”

Question 6: How has being a videographer changed your perspective on life?

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Muhammed Ali: “Actually, my department is Architecture but I am interested in cinematography for a long time. I am trying to take some cinematic shots and that's a passion for me. Then I started making videos. I made friends who have the same feelings about this kind of things. And today being a videographer makes you see things from out of the box, from other perspectives.”



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