SEEfest Volunteer Spotlight – Alex Blazina
SEEfest cannot exist without the fabulous volunteers who are working behind the scenes day in and day out, especially between January and May. We’re putting the spotlight on these dedicated cinephiles who make the annual festival a reality.
Alex Blazina comes to Los Angeles by way of Croatia. He’s studying film at California State University, Los Angeles and is a filmmaker, photographer, and storyteller, whose skills are an ideal match for creating fun, short content for social media. SEEfest is tapping into Alex’s talents for filmmaking to document behind the scene activities as SEEfest 2019 comes into being. You’ll be able to see Alex’s short films on our YouTube Channel, Facebook, and Instagram.
Here’s Alex Blazina, in his own words…
What attracted you to volunteer for SEEfest?
I was born and raised in Croatia, which is in the Southeast of Europe, so I have a strong connection with events and films from that area.
How long have you been involved with SEEfest and the Festival and what volunteer positions have you held?
This is my first volunteer year.
Are you involved in the film industry? If so, what do you do? How did you get started?
I am not involved in the industry. (Editor’s note: take a look at a recent video Alex shot on a road trip.)
What’s your favorite film and why?
Stanley Kubrick – The Shining. It’s a masterpiece that every film student should watch for its amazing cinematography and camera work that we all use today in our films. It is a film that defined the dolly tracking shots and long hallway scenes.
Tell us a bit about your life: where are you from; what do you do for a living; what do you love about Los Angeles and how long have you lived here?
I am from Croatia, born and raised. Moved to Britain to study film. Currently, I am in LA, doing a year abroad program studying film as well. What I love about LA is how different it is from other cities. You have everything you want here (sunshine, beach, ocean, mountains, skyscrapers, desert and many more). And also there are a lot cultures here. You meet people from different parts of the world, with great life stories.
What do you look forward to most about SEEfest2019?
Meeting people from the industry, seeing great films and just helping others find out about our past and culture.
Please say hello in the comments and welcome to Alex Blazina to SEEfest!
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