Sunday, November 21, 2004

Of Draggy movies and camera angles....

Well, I saw Veer-Zaara, what a drag. Too melodramatic. I understand that it takes a lot of effort to be melodramatic but it takes an equal amount of effort to bear it! Grrrrrr...
But the best part is that I can now enjoy any kind of movie...ANY kind at all..coz I can now figure out the technicalities-headroom, looking-room, camera angles etc. etc. So, it was not all that bad for me. It was like a three and a half hour class-only it was learning from observation! I can now make out where they cut a particular shot and where they dissolved it into another one. It's good fun.
Went to shoot at a Go-Karting place called "Kart Beat" yesterday. It's Chennai's first indoor Go-Karting track. It was great fun. I had a wonderful time behind the camera coz I could shoot at all sorts of camera angles.
Did I mention that I covered day two of the Kanchi Shankaracharya arrest? I was camping outside the Madras High Court all day. Got footage of members of the BJP and RSS protesting and subsequently getting arrested. My teacher was happy with the footage and believe me he's almost impossible to please. He can manage to find flaws with the story that fills you with pride and almost never compliments your work. I think he does that so success doesn't get to our heads. His purpose might be to keep us grounded but at times it becomes demoralising. But I have immense respect for the man and I think he's simply the best. The man has an unbelievable amount of energy. I wonder if he ever gets any sleep. He's always on his toes.
Anyways, I have to get going now. Will keep you posted.Ciao:)

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