Friday, July 26, 2013

Kal Ho Na Ho (Cover by Gokul)

Hey here is a video from my friend Gokul's channel. He plays the guitar and has an amazing voice and does covers of various songs.This one is of him playing on of my favorite songs  Kal Ho Na Ho from the film of the same name. The videos,shot by another friend of mine Ashwin, are really sweet so do check them out at the channel here. He even offers to cover songs on demand, so drop in and suggest your favorite songs! Find him on FB here.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Somebody's back




Someone beautiful just came back into my life :).

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Studying Cinema

I came across David Bordwell's website while researching for my final year colloquium paper. He is one of the top authorities on cinema online at the moment and runs the excellent film studies website davidbordwell.net. where he shares his observations on world cinema. His essays on various topics are both in-depth and at the same time quite accessible to all (without needless use of jargon and linguistic gimmickry). Here is one I found particularly insightful.Its about how film study is different from film watching.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

That 'One Day'


Shit.I just saw this film called 'One Day' by these guys from  Gobelins. Left me stunned. Watched it over and over again already a dozen times. Even paused,downloaded and played frame by frame to admire it. Shook me hard. Rattled me (in a good inspiring way) to the core.How on Earth DO PEOPLE COME UP WITH FILMS LIKE THESE !?

I was in this isolated sense of epic awe for two days. Then I snooped about and came across L ROSSI and his blog.He was one of the five students (I think it is five) who formed the team that made the film. It was so great to read his post on the making of the film. A lot of the things in there resonated in my head. As a student of animation myself on the other side of the world trying to realize my dream ,single handedly (sadly), some bits of that post really hit me deep down. Sort of ignited this fierce inspired angry passion to complete my own project once and for all,which has itself been dragged over the major part of the last one year.

Ok,I am a sentimental fellow alright.But every artist is in my opinion.And the guys at Gobelins,especially Rossi's and his team just showed us all that when talented artists get passionate about something,they create something truly epic.

Thanks Nix for haggling my brains into watch this film. I am so glad I did! Now dear readers,I humbly present to you the wonderful film - 'One Day'.

If this doesn't inspire you,I dont know what will.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Through The Looking Glass



Finally nailed the treatment for the BG plates. This was done using acrylic paint and then working it over digitally.The final look of the film would now just include the characters(whose colours have a different approach)  in front of these plates and some final AE  touch ups during compositing.

If all goes well there wont be any more changes to this look and now its just a matter of executing it in every scene.Hope all the scenes hold up with this treatment.Ah well too many uncertain things,too many things to hope and pray for and  so less time to execute all of it.

Just the way I like it ;).

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Acrylicized

Got a new set of acrylic paints yesterday,and I did this.



Thursday, August 2, 2012