Many a times (while watching a movie) I felt that “if this was made my way it would have looked more appealing”
In short I always wanted to make movies of my own.
As I mentioned earlier in one of my blogs, a good and appealing movie is that which has a good story line, a good director and perfect editing.
Remember Richard Attenborough’s movie Gandhi which bagged 8 Oscars out of the 11 nominations, way back in the early eighties ?
I had the privilege of watching the shooting of that movie, as a major part of the movie was shot in Pune.
One thing I loved about it is that they do their homework well before the commencement of the shooting. There is no half baked script or cutting corners and penny pinching.
Just imagine there were 300000 extras for the funeral shot (in
) Twenty thousand feet of film was shot (with 11 crew members) which was cut down to just 125 seconds on the editing table. Delhi
My all time hero (as a director) is Steven Spielberg. You have to hand it to him for the variety of movies that he made. From Close Encounters of the third kind, Jaws, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, Munich . . . . . . the list is endless.
Steven Spielberg did not make it at the Oscars (for ET) as it went to Gandhi. He finally got it for the Schindler’s list in 1993.
In case you are wondering what the above photographs have to do with the Oscars and Spielberg well its my first attempt to make something like a movie (at zero cost)
I put together some of the still photographs and some movie footage that I captured with my digital camera, and tried to make it into a video. Hope to do better and better in my future attempts when I lay my hands on some good editing software.
So here is my first attempt at it. (hope Spielberg doesn’t see it)
The first one is of the Chenda kottu (drums) that I saw enroute from Cochin airport to Thekadi in Kerala.
The second one was to capture bits and pieces of Dance at a friend’s wedding. Frankly speaking I don’t like those disco lights and its very difficult to capture the action in such light (that’s why the still pictures I used in the video looks better)
In the future I hope to make something like this that is shown below.