Let’s talk about sound. I consider sound to be more important than your visuals. One can create great visuals for a particular scene; but even if the scene is shot with a consumer camcorder with available light, if the acting is right and the script is taut, then it wouldn’t matter. The only thing that […]
In this post, I will outline the process I used to find my camera
The question is simple: can we create the same look and feel of big-budgeted feature films using technology that is cheaper?
As of writing this article, the simple and unpopular answer is: No, we can’t.
Now that I had the script (and the money) in place, I was on the lookout for a great location to shoot the film. It had to be an odd and possibly scary looking house, run down but still safe to shoot. Also, I didn’t want to spend one rupee on production design or artwork. […]
Now that I had the screenplay in place, and an ending that I thought worked, I was faced with the uncertain challenge of putting it together in a tight shooting script – one that would be purely dictated by the budget and schedule. Most films are budgeted and scheduled after the shooting script is planned […]
Anyone who has ever written anything knows how easy it is to visualize an idea but difficult to put it on paper. Not only do you have to do it once, but again and again, until you have something that can be shared, understood, and hopefully enjoyed and appreciated. The script of my first feature […]
The easiest of tasks can appear impossible simply because it hasn’t been done yet. Let me introduce you to the scariest, most humiliating, back-breaking, distressing, overwhelming and ultimately unrewarding experience in motion picture history – the production and distribution of an independent feature film in India.