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Aley Elagin

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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Overview

  • 32 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Czech, Lao, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Cinematographer, cameraman, AC
  • FAMU International Academy Program
  • From Moscow
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

turn over the penguin

ABOUT ME

My life is changing totally every year. I used to be a photographer once (though I still pretty fond of photography, it stopped to be a thing that feed me). What I really can't live without is a good laugh, good people around and traveling. For now on, after few years of travelling i set my feet in comfortable, lively, vibing with history town called Prague. Decision to come here was pursuing the child's dream to shoot films. Never saw myself as a thoughtful director, struggling throught the quite horrifying (but if you can make it is quite enjoyable) path of film making, but more as a person who can help put the ideas on the paper and then on the big screen. So that's how my eye gets on the camera viewfinder almost everyday, spending nights with my fellow directors and writing, drawing, writing again, preparing, carrying heavy boxes and in the end enjoying the picture which I shot on the bigger screen possible

PHILOSOPHY

Yeah, it's simple. Make every day and every minute of your life interesting and nobody around me must not feel bad of mine actions.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I was going to the hitching trip all the way down from back home to China and SEA. So me & my friend decide to try CS. It works, and works well!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CS gave me the great opportunity to meet so a lot of amazing people from all the world. Love it!

Interests

Music (both to listen and to play, especially to hit a drum-kit), travelling, writing, snowboard (Kamchatka's heliboarding is best!), streetboard, longboard, bmx-dirtjumping, cross-enduro and naked motorbikes, ice-hockey (go Omsk!), photography, cooking breakfasts, mornings, good books, book illustrations, drawing and painting (suck at this) T-shirts, rubber ducks, sugar cane juice (going crazy about this), tasty food, chilling at the hammock or river, hitch-hiking, good and bad alcohol (what can be better than to drink a good port with a friend on a seaside, near the bonfire, and then go to sleep in yours tents) meet different people from all over the world. Everything is interesting!

Music, Movies & Books

Books - Czech and German writers start-middle of XX century - Gustav Meyrink, Franz Kafka, Heinrich Boll, Erich Mariya Remark etc. In love with Ian Banks. Now mostly stucked with educational and reference literature about filmmaking.

Music - oooooh. A lot. Music is my girlfriend (= I can listen and love any kind of music. Jazz (John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Django Reinhardt), Hip-Hop (KRS One, The Moth, Kool Keith, Astronautalists, Atmosphere, Madvillain, MFDoom), Trip-Hop (Archive, Massive Attack, Tricky), old 60-s Ska music (The Skatalites, The Specials, The Selecter, Madness), Indie rock bands (The Black Box Revelation, Milburn, Black Kids, the Do, the Go! Team, the Hives,), loads of dub music, nu-metal (Glassjaw, Limp Bizkit, Mass Hysteria, Maximum the Hormone), weird math-metal (Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Folly, Flesh and blood robot),proper metal (Judas Priest, Misery Signals, Joshua Fits for Battle,Mastodon) dubstep, lo-fi and easy listening, electronics, IDM (Four Tet, Lali Puna, Lamb, Testiculo, Hi-Hat club, Day2k, Rhian Sheehan), post-rock-metal-whatever (If these trees could talk, 65daysofstatic, Pelican, Isis, You slut!, And So I Watch You from Afar, Russian Circles) and all weird stuff as the Mars Volta, Maps and Atlases, Mr. Bungle, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Tool, Murmansk, Devotchka, Boards of Canada, Manu Chao.

!NINJA TUNE FOR PRESIDENTS!

Movies - Fatih Akin, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Wes Anderson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Buster Keaton, D.W. Griffits, Orson Wells, Mikhail Kalatozov, Emir Kusturica, Milos Forman, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze and so on

Normally have 'bout 80 gigs of music with me, really fond of share.
Movies - mostly travel movies as Into the Wild, Motorcycle Diaries, Im July. Stanley Kubrick's movies. Big movie fan, I'll appreciate your advices.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

It's the thing i did this morning - smile

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm an awful teacher. Yeah, I have a lot of things to tell, but.. I just can't tell it properly. But if you'll be really interested, i can try to tell a lot about photography, books, music, travelling, hitchhiking etc. Just read an interests above. (=
I'd like to learn everything. No, seriously, its so a lot of amasing things in this world!
Really interested a lot in sharing music (though i have no more space on a hard drive). Also like to heard any your ideas and thoughts.

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Russian Federation

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