I'm Itai Jamshy, an IDF soldier in the Film Unit of Education Corps from Ramat Gan, Israel. I love film and want to grow up to be a director. I also love photography and this blog is meant for me to share my photos and daily insight with you :)

 

Happy Pesach (Passover)!
The mother left to get some food, and the younglings are trying to stay warm, cuddling side by side!
Renewal is part of the Spring, which we celebrate today in our Seder.
I wish everybody an exciting spring season!

Happy Pesach (Passover)!

The mother left to get some food, and the younglings are trying to stay warm, cuddling side by side!

Renewal is part of the Spring, which we celebrate today in our Seder.

I wish everybody an exciting spring season!

I didn’t have any time to pick up my DSLR so I thought it will be nice to show you some pictures from my phone, so you’ll get a perspective of what I do in the army.

I took this picture of my beautiful little niece this Tuesday, when I had a day off.
This week I was in Hazerim Base, we filmed a goodbye movie because the Gadna base is closing down.
I was a cameraman assistant and a soundman assistant for two days each, it wasn’t easy but it was helluva fun. I learned a lot.
Also, I’m starting to find jobs more easily, so life is getting better in a way.
I added Hebrew translation to my site. To all my Hebs, be sure to check it out!
I wish you all a great weekend.

I took this picture of my beautiful little niece this Tuesday, when I had a day off.

This week I was in Hazerim Base, we filmed a goodbye movie because the Gadna base is closing down.

I was a cameraman assistant and a soundman assistant for two days each, it wasn’t easy but it was helluva fun. I learned a lot.

Also, I’m starting to find jobs more easily, so life is getting better in a way.

I added Hebrew translation to my site. To all my Hebs, be sure to check it out!

I wish you all a great weekend.

Purim week is long over now.
This year I just put a wig and some makeup and went to the army (yes, in Israel, on Purim, you can go to the army in a costume!). I’m what they call a ‘lone soldier’ for the past week, my parents are abroad and I left to manage the house on my own. It’s not hard, but it’s tiring.
Have a nice weekend everybody!

Purim week is long over now.

This year I just put a wig and some makeup and went to the army (yes, in Israel, on Purim, you can go to the army in a costume!). I’m what they call a ‘lone soldier’ for the past week, my parents are abroad and I left to manage the house on my own. It’s not hard, but it’s tiring.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Man on a Bridge
Taken in Jaffa, I went on a busy day and waited for the people to cross the bridge in a way that will align my picture. Then, out of nowhere, this man stopped and stared at me. When the bridge emptied, he kept standing there and staring. I took the picture, and he moved on.

Man on a Bridge

Taken in Jaffa, I went on a busy day and waited for the people to cross the bridge in a way that will align my picture. Then, out of nowhere, this man stopped and stared at me. When the bridge emptied, he kept standing there and staring. I took the picture, and he moved on.

I’ve decided to put some goals so my life won’t be so boring. So, from now on I’m going to update weekly, if not more.
I’ve been in a dry season because I had to do a lot of dirty work in the army (don’t worry! I was just categorizing old videos), and it consumed a lot of hours and power.
This is a picture from the first production set I attended. We made a film for a 17 years to the 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster ceremony.
We made a film about two student who researched the subject and contacted the fallen soldiers’ families.
It was very interesting and I got to use high-end equipment like the Sony F3 and a dolly on a rail!
Have a nice weekend everyone :)
 

I’ve decided to put some goals so my life won’t be so boring. So, from now on I’m going to update weekly, if not more.

I’ve been in a dry season because I had to do a lot of dirty work in the army (don’t worry! I was just categorizing old videos), and it consumed a lot of hours and power.

This is a picture from the first production set I attended. We made a film for a 17 years to the 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster ceremony.

We made a film about two student who researched the subject and contacted the fallen soldiers’ families.

It was very interesting and I got to use high-end equipment like the Sony F3 and a dolly on a rail!

Have a nice weekend everyone :)

 

Boot Camp Part 2: The Basics

At the level 02 boot camp you do one, very special and productive thing:
basically, mostly nothing.

You wake up each day too early, get too little time to put your uniform (which I slept in, to save time in the morning) and brush your teeth (the worst part is putting on the shoes!), you get shouted for being late or early, and the general feeling you’re in a big movie in which you are the extras, the commanders are actors, and the director is… who the hell knows, boot camp are the same since the army was born.

Then, you head to breakfast. Everyone need to be in utter silence, but they always fail, so the officers are always angry and tell us to “get in formation once again, but over there. For that task you have 30 seconds, 30 seconds go!”.

Until it’s really time for breakfast/lunch/whatever and we don’t have time because of a small group of soldier who didn’t want to be in the army so they don’t run or listen to anything.

And that sucks, because we missed a lot concentrating on childish issues.

Some times we had classes, most of the time we had free time. But the highpoint was the shooting range, which we visited only two times to fire weapons, which was fun, exciting and mostly scary. I couldn’t trust the other people in my division to act like grownups around their weapons, so the danger of a shot by mistake was always there.

The officers were mostly female. They were mostly Corporals. We had one Sergent, who was authorized to give us equipment, a division leader who was Captain in rank (I’m not sure that’s the rank in english, but she was Rank 2 Officer) and above her a Company leader who was Major in rank.

In our case, they were all female, which made us, as a boy division, feel a little bit ridiculed, and most of us acted chauvinistically when they didn’t see (I couldn’t stand it). I respected them. They had to spend two years or more in a shitty base, barely coming home, and all of this was for us. Most of them came wanting to make that change and do that tough job. Most of them really took pride in their job. My mother was a boot camp officer once, so I know, from her stories, how hard is it.

But the other privates didn’t see it as I do, and didn’t give a damn about a word they said.

And the story continues on. Each day wake up early, get ready, do a lot of drills, go to eat, do drills, go to eat, do drills and classes, go to eat, go to sleep.

Until one soldier died.

And that’s gonna be in the next part.

It snowed in Jerusalem last week and we took the chance to see the snow before the evening shift.
I have bad news: my grandad passed away. That’s why I haven’t continued my basic training articles.
I’ll be back soon.

It snowed in Jerusalem last week and we took the chance to see the snow before the evening shift.

I have bad news: my grandad passed away. That’s why I haven’t continued my basic training articles.

I’ll be back soon.