Sponsored by: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Mentored by: Industrial Design Centre, IIT-Mumbai
Mentors at IDC: Prof. G. G. Ray and Prof. Mandar Rane
Mentor at MIT Institute of Design: Prof. Prashant Desai
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I made this film for my course of Corporate Documentary in my 8th semester of Film and Video Design at MIT Institute of Design. The course was 5 week long. Script, shooting, editing, special effects and animation have been done by me.
There were some inputs which I received from Mr. Lalit Bahirat in Camera and Prof. Prashant Desai in Script.
This was waiting approval from teach for india side. They have also shared the short version of this video on their youtube channel:
This is my fiction assignment which is also my last assignment of the whole 4 year course. I would say this is the most unplanned film I have ever made with a vague concept and script in my mind. I had done a very rough shot division. I shot and edited in 3 days. Everything was on the spot but yet it came out to be good.
The title of the film is Elbow room. The film deals with a guy who is financially not well and is unable to study further. So, he takes up a job of a sweeper in a design institute and is taken aback by the surroundings and the environment.He keeps on rejecting himself for doing the mechanical job of a sweeper where as the surroundings also reject him as he is just a tiny part of the crowd. The feeling of rejection builds on and he resorts to the rescue.
I was trying to make this film since a month before my final jury which was on june 3rd, 2011. But it got delayed due some or the other reason. The major problem which I was facing was the availability of actors because of the juries and the cleantech uniform so that I could use the other cleantech people too in the background. Then 3 days before my jury, I found Kalp and the uniform (Thanks to the cleantech head for giving me the brand new uniform) and shot the film. Also, Anurag came along and played the role of the photographer. I would really like to thank him for being there to act whenever I wanted throughout the course. Also, Kalp who acted when there were only 2 days left for the jury.
I was not satisfied with this film at first but now after watching it over I think it has come to be very lyrical..but still not satisfied. Could have done better in terms of the execution.
Music Video I made for the “music video course. The song is Hey beautiful by the solids and is also the theme song of How I met your mother.
The duration of this course was 2 weeks. I took 1 week for pre production and building the set. The set is a miniature table top set having dimensions 4 ft x 3ft and 2 days to shoot on green screen. Then I took 2 weeks for post-production. Some of the shots have not come out to be really nice because of erratic lights and also it was my first attempt on green screen.
I draw inspiration of this concept from my experience in my institute. We have come up with so many wacky ideas for making a love story during these 4 years, me and my friends..and I have tried to incorporate everything in this. Also, from Ankit 🙂
I would really like to thank my HOD for believing in this experimental concept. For once, it had really stopped and I had believed that I can never complete this..but because of him and my friend from Animation Design, Divya I am able to finish this and that too very nicely.
Also, my friends Amita, Kanishka, Devika, Riya, Parvatti for all the crazy ideas to make this better and better. We may be from different disciplines but have the same bent of mind ;). And the actors for acting their hearts out. Thanks a lot!
This is a compilation of the videos I took when the picture was being taken during the Convocation of the seniors.
I was the head of Documentation team – Convocation 2011 held on March 24, 2011 with a team of 15 people under me; both stills and videos.
The second course of this semester was TV commercial or Public Service Advertising (PSA). I choose to make PSA on Use Dustbin.
Cast: Sachin Samson, Divya Chaturvedi, Ankita Parmar, Riya Sirohi, Deepika Dhupar
Guide: Prof. Prashant Desai
Concept, Directed and Edited by: Aayushi Sachdeva
Camera: Lalit Bahirat