We believe we stand at a point where we might just break the barrier of how independent films in India are perceived and received by people. When a person messages me on Facebook telling me how he has never contributed for anything in his life, and how he saw our work and he believed in what we were doing, I know we are creating a bridge.
Shuchi Talati raised $75,000 (approx. 40 lakh INR) for her first feature film Guttersnipes-that she plans to shoot in mid 2013- through a successful campaign on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. DearCinema spoke to her to find out what it takes to make crowdfunding work
Rolling Frames Short Film Festival is calling for entries for films (live action and animation) up to 30 minutes long.
“Hansa” cinematographer Sachin Kabir shares his experience of shooting the film on Canon 5D
While selecting the crew, I took along whoever wanted to contribute to the film in his or her way, within the budget I could afford.
From the skyscrapers in New York to the ravines of Chambal in Paan Singh Tomar, cinematographer Aseem Mishra’s body of work is diverse. Aseem, who holds the distinction of shooting the first Hindi film on Arri Alexa feels nostalgic about the good old celluloid but believes that the future is going to be digital.
First-time director Hemant Gaba gets candid about the struggle of making his first feature film independently
Now that I knew what I had to shoot, I knew a simple camcorder would not do justice to the whole project. I had earlier never made a film on a DSLR, but had seen quite a few videos online and knew what was required for this one, considering the look I wanted. So, I then rang up a friend who owned a DSLR, a Canon 550D and called him aboard to help us.
The workaround to edit DSLR footage on FCP is to convert it into another codec called ProRes 422. This is an Apple codec. Once converted, you can work smoothly with the footage on FCP and that’s what I had to do.
Reader Dheeraj Jindal shares his learnings from shooting a documentary on Canon 7D.