Monday, October 20, 2014

Reading 'The Director's Mind' by Ujjal Chakraborty

Am reading this brilliant book by Ujjal. Have finished 7 chapters. Inspiring and detailed. Based on the work of masters like Ray. Pather Panchali seems to be the textbook for Ujjal. Covers several aspects like characterisation, dialogues, editing, music, location, shot selection, costumes etc.

Ray has been an inspiration for long for me, especially his Gopi Gayen Bhaga Bayen - Remember watching the movie on a Sunday on a national telecast. The movie left an indelible impression on me. There have been modern attempt and even an animated version recently. The original B&W version by the master is still fresh.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Funds and Support Trickle In

Have started getting the first mails on helping to produce the movie from people whom I have not seen in my life. Am so touched by the gestures. That I am left with a huge sense of responsibility and gratitude. Work is progressing on the first glimpses of the movie. And the launch of the website in November. Prashant, one of the first investor.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Work on Trailer begins

After a lot of back and forth, Girish and I started work on the trailer of the movie. From what I see on the storyboard, I am positive that we will be able to give a taste of the movie soon. All shots are well through through. This is my third trailer script.

The FIRST The BEST Campaign receives a 1000 views in a day

Thanks all for making this a successful post. Need your ideas and support now.

Campaign to solicit support from the animators community

Our First Campaign to raise money for the project

This video is my inspiration.

Punyakoti, the picture book....

The final touches for the website published by Partridge Publishing. Soon the book and movie project has to be tied together. Thanks to the constant guidance from the self publishing arm of Penguin that is helping me get my head around the marketing of a book. Learning the ropes slowly. So many of my friends are waiting for the Indian edition so that it becomes affordable. The illustrations from Gujjar and the colouring / layout by Binesh are a treat to watch.

The website at last...

Managed the first version of the website for the movie project Punyakoti. Thanks to Girish for conceiving the design in a unique style that brings out the ethnic flavour very well. There are still lots of corrections to make. But all the same the journey has begun.

It is almost 9 months since we started putting together the pieces together. First was the facebook page in January. Next was some dummy pages in the website.

Work on the resources page is crucial as there will be a mini application inside that will allow the teams to collaborate. Looking forward to some help from my dear friends for this.