Hi Guys: Since I feel frustrated that I can't be in Istanbul right now with VR and being inspired by the thread on safety I have begun to think about a little film about Istanbul. Now I know there are a lot of travel films showing Istanbul but this one will be special because I want to enlist the help of our intrepid forumites. Taking clues from the recent thread my favorite place in Istanbul I want to expand on those posts and do a film that will cause people to drop whatever they are doing and get on the next plane.
Some ideas that I have are as follows: I want to open with a shot of myself and VR and Kozano walking across the Galata Bridge, I haven't asked VR or Kozano yet but maybe they'll say yes. We'll talk a little about the bridge and the Galata neighborhood which is a favorite one of mine, and film the "hunky fishermen" too.
I want to film Orhan mixing perfumes, at the Spice Bazaar would he be surprised. I want to film at Baran (the yummy in the tummy place) on Divan Yolu, and yes Tams, the Cigdem Pastry shop too if you insist.
I want to film in Nisantasi, a lot of people don't visit there and it's a great neighborhood.
I want to film the Asian side of Istanbul, VR here is where your help will be needed badly. Bagdat Street, naturally i will film ferry ride over,
I want to film in a nightclub and Kozano could help out here.
I want to film at the Haci Bakir candy store, also Chora, the street of wedding gown shops (what a shot) and I want to film people, ordinary people telling about daily life.
Taxim of course, hey Alper what do you think?
I think I could make a film that is Istanbul, up close and personal and would blow people away. Now for the second part of the big idea. I want TA to sponsor it. What a great promotional device for them and of course we can beat Turkey Travel Planner to the punch by doing this. I haven't asked them yet and I want to hear from all of you so write your comments, be honest I wont' be offended. I have lots more ideas and could probably fim all of it rather quickly.
So guys, please let me know what you think. I am all ears, Happy Day, LemonLady