My Graduation Project film.

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

Documentation of the project coming up!
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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.

visit Divya’s blog:

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!

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Also, the alternate link to the film:

Convocation Batch Picture!

Convocation Batch Picture! from Aayushi Sachdeva on Vimeo.

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.

Use Dustbin PSA

Use Dustbin (Public Service Announcement) from Aayushi Sachdeva on Vimeo.

The second course of this semester was TV commercial or Public Service Announcement (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

Mise-en-scene Assignment

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Laloo Chaat Bhandar

This was a warming exercise given to us by our faculty to make an advertisement on a hypothetical client that is Laloo Chaat Bhandaar to promote his samosa’s. No more brief was given. So as there was no brief, I made Laloo Chaat Bhandar, a international brand which exports Samosa’s. Laloo who started the business and his son and grandson carried on with it. Now on 75th anniversary of the brand, the Grandson wants an advertisement made. I got the brand involved with nation as 75 years means it was there at the crucial time of independence. Hence I made this was a really nice exercise and I had fun doing it. It was all done just a night before my jury like in almost 8 hours everything from scratch.

Nisargopchar Ashram (Naturopathy Ashram)

This is a video project I did at the end of 6th semester which was to do Corporate film. I did it on the Naturopathy Ashram which is located 35 km away from Pune in Uruli Kanchan on Pune-Solapur-Hyderabad Highway. Since, my insititute is located in Loni-Kalbhor which is just 12 km away from Uruli Kanchan so it was a fairly good idea to do it. The name of the place is Nisargopchar Ashram. They provide treatment for any diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, skin diseases and other chronic diseases too through Naturopathy which is curing through Panchatava. Panchatava are the five elements with which are body is made of. Those are Ether (Aakash), Sunlight (Tej), Air (Vayu), Water (Jal) and Earth (Prithvi).

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My entry for RGB 2010 (NID fest)

This Film was made for on the spot film making competition in NID.The given time was one and a half day and we had three limitations for it. 1-the number of people. if the number is 3 then we could not use more or less then 3 people for the film. 2-the punch line-“bus ek se hi chalega” which was same for everyone. 3-the prop- ” a cold cup of tea. and the the timeline could be more than 3 and less than 15 minutes. I won prize- the viewer’s choice award for this film. It was a simple film i made playing around the beautiful NID campus and students from NID.

Informal Bug

It is a story is about a guy who is struggling within himself to get rid of his sickness but is unable to do so because of his inner self which constantly empowers his struggle. It was an independent film. No college project. This was the first time I have used lighting properly. I had used it earlier but not in a very good manner. I think its one of my best film till now. The next projext which I am working on i think will turn out to be more better than this. I have to re edit this once again, cutting the duration and putting the music in a better shape as there are many jerks. It was a 2 day work, day one had a 4 hour long shoot and day 2 included editing. I would like to thank Shaan who is the main actor in the film for putting so much efforts and having patience with me.


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