Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank u inspite of the slip

As Rajat was on a branch of a tree Looking through the camera, and running on a branch on a icy evening he went into the Monona lake,WI, but not before the picture above was clicked, thank u to the power that be for keeping me balanced as one ran and managed to make this image before crashing into the lake yup looking down u will se the exact point where b its of rajat's mark still lives, in the lake.

the 1st image on this page has color thanx to use of a polariser filter.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

san francisco

San Francisco , the city of my love draws me to her again, do notice the "dutch tilt" :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

life goes on

winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days, Dec 21st

Time goes on, as One works more and more

been a good 15 days of non stop shooting and learning

interesting day yesterday ,

was on a set where was commended on my calm presence which kept a unit at odds together ,
n the same day got smashed in by a car ( a old german lady driver trying to go around me ) :( oh well
n then of course had a bit of a match up with the landlord flying into a rage, ( was so sudden , that I was more in - oh the poor sod , look old age catching up, as he becomes into a beast and losing control over his seances) anyway here I am happily working on another film, helping with camera, and operating too :)

everything together makes me more certain

being CALM, and KEEPNG CONTROL over ones mental faculty is no mean feat :))

Friday, December 2, 2011

special effects

Special effects:

They are done by

Live action

In camera:

By using model miniature’s

Compositing stills


By in camera matting (where a part of the frame is taped off, n film is exposed, n then the other part is taped off, n that portion which was previously not exposed is exposed (like a double exposure)

By process projection – camera runs in sync with rear projection, often used for travelling shots.

Post - production

Computer manipulation

Image animation



By in camera matting ( where a part of the frame is taped off, n film is exposed, n then the other part is taped off, n that portion which was previously not exposed is exposed ( like a double exposure)

Low budget movie needs more preproduction as we are trying to lock in all the details before we go in to shoot

If you are using a wide-angle lens or a long lens , if you fill in the frame they both have the same depth of field

Note :

if using video : Green is better color

Red screen is better for glass

Blue screen is great as it is spectrally high.

Monday, November 28, 2011

ThanxGiving trip

Went to Arizona, for thanxgiving , loads of food , and a excellent drive ,
here is a pict of the drive , the food will follow ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More on negotiation

kids are the best negotiators

Reframing: look at the bigger picture, zoom out, n realize there is a bigger picture.

If u are fighting over a piece of pizza, zooming out u realize there are other slices they’re that u could work towards

Ask: why

Why not

What if

What would you advice

Ask open-ended questions

E.g.: don’t ask if policy can be changed, ask how can it be changed?

Ask questions on what makes the deal fair

We deal with




How do u deal with these?

a- Ignore the stonewall (though do test it, n then ignore it) if it is real issue the other will mention it over and over,

b- Renegotiate the stonewall as an aspiration.

When Attacked-

a- deflect attack, by ignoring the attack,

b- reframe the attack, that is not against you but against the problem at hand

c- Reframe attack, n deflect it by changing it into a joke

d- Reframe the issue at hand; let go of the past wrong, n work on the issue at hand.


Ask clarifying questions - why? How did you get to it?

What’s your profit margin?

If they are talking too fast - be careful

Look for body language, being same as what they are saying

Make reasonable request, if they don’t agree then they are probably tricking you.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Lighting obectives in a scene

Lighting Objectives




Emphasize on: separation


Graphic effect

Mood- the key light sets the mood

Fill light sets the contrast ratio.

Lighting strategy





Think about where will the key light be?

What’s the source, what’s the motivation?

Decide on camera angle before you lock the look

Lighting ratio? How much contrast

Key light should ideally be exposed normal, n it establishes the mood of the shot

Ratios are like 4: 1, 8: 1, and 16: 1 so on

Background light: it sets tones, and create context for the environment, it is used solely to light the space around the subject.

Practical’s: used as motivation within the space or as a prop. Practical’s are seen in the scene that you are shooting sometimes, like lamp. Campfire

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Met a friend, been almost 13 yrs. since we saw the other, it was like a breath of fresh air, after years and years of just thinking of meeting up it finally happened

People we connect with, even with passage of time there is no change when we meet we pick up where we left off, n take it further, as if time never existed between us, the power of the mind it creates it all