Opening Credits (Tests)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Smoke theme

Ancient title

Cloud theme

As the film is nearing its completion, I am beckoned by the thrilling world of vfx and compositing which adobe after effects has acquainted me with. So I have decided that I shall devote a small portion of this week to generate different ideas for the title sequence of the film. When I first began compositing, the whole exercise seemed extremely tedious to me, but over the last few months I have started to appreciate the marvels that it is known to produce, often effortlessly. I would really like your feedback on these small test shots that I have uploaded. :)

Mammoth + Shark ray + prawn

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

An attempt to bring back three classic prehistoric species with a twist.

The first glimpse

Monday, November 29, 2010

It is that time of the year when we must all go scouting and rallying for job interviews nationwide. I am soon to graduate and with that reality, comes the stark realization of facing the world without the chaperone of an institute you have grown to love over the past four years.

PS- Sorry for the poor resolution of the video. Please watch it in its original size to avoid distorting the quality.

Diwali greetings from the lazy squad

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Film stills

Friday, October 29, 2010

Against all odds, I stand halfway en route to the completion my first student film. With five minutes in and another three to go, its a precarious place to be. Everyday my mind reels in new ideas which I try to analyze and incorporate into the shots, sometimes resulting in very intriguing insights. Its been a tough ride, bearing the seed of this idea against a windstorm of critics and well-wishers. Hope this tale will soon be ready to meet you all across the shore!

My neighbourhood

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dainty creepers
Bongo melting with affection
Buttercup's midday dewan
The incomplete overbridge
local fowl
My aesthetically-confused neighbour
Peach tarts
Lunch time
Attentive and extremely responsive ladies
Railway junction

In retrospect

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I was initially planning to keep the treatment of the film restricted to a grayscale when I had made this illustration last year. Surprisingly, it had a date scribbled on it which read 8th august 2009. I can't believe it's been a year since I began working on this film and so much time has actually passed since this germ of an idea had emerged. My documentation is almost complete as I prepare for the final, and perhaps the most complicated leg of the journey (which involves a lot of softwares).

Initial character explorations on Ru

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Howdoodoo Buttercup??

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Father and daughter

The Lair of the Rain God

Monday, May 10, 2010

I have been failing miserably in attempting to document my film as continues to unfurl, one little layer at a time. However, I'm posting a low res bg (out of 20) from my film. As it turns out, each bg takes me around a week of effort and many hours of debating about the right blend of colours, the depth field and the composition. I've reached the magical 8 in the sequence, but still have a long, long way to go. I will be posting some versions in which I have attempted to composite the characters with the background as well. Any feedback is welcome. :)

Linked: Vomeja Major

Thursday, April 15, 2010

There is a certain need of a chimera at times when your thoughts play themselves out in a veritable loop of images. When this happens, you know that you need to deviate. After seven months of constant rumination over my film, I picked up my pencil to create something distinctly different from it. As I stared at the sheet lying before me, I was conscious of the 'blackhole' which was slowly forming inside my creative cranium and I said, "Fie! I can't think of anything?!".

I drew a dot and circled it...hmmmm....a tadpole...nope...clumsy

With no apparent image in my head I started to search for things I had been ruminating about besides my film. Lets say...constellations for instance. A friend of mine had once joked that he would ask me to create constellations representing anima kingdoms if his holiness ever wished to hire someone from earth (Why on earth would he do that?!). Needless to say, I felt the tip of my pencil quivering as I began my odyssey to represent this absurd concept.

After developing an elaborate mesh of dots, I decided to combine features of a bobcat and a jack rabbit. It still needs a lot of work as I am yet to position the stars..will upload that once it is complete.

Alice in Vegas: Perspective

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My rendition of the immortal characters created by Lewis Carroll. From left to right: The Cheshire Cat, The White Rabbit, Alice, The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.

I've always wondered how Lewis Carroll actually went about creating such diverse archetypes with his characters. With each character offering a new perspective on curiosity, stealth, jealousy, fear and eccentricity, I've often rediscovered many hidden layers to this story after every read-through. It sure deserves the crown of an ultimate fictional fantasy.
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