Showing posts with label Featured. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Featured. Show all posts

Sunday, March 16, 2014

In Search of a Dawn

Hello my invisible minnions. I am back at my blog! Albeit for a very 'short' and incoherent rant .


This is a small graduation gift I made for my friend Gaurav Ogale, for his continued awesomeness of existencce. Do check out his insanely interesting delusional conversations with himself at his chai blog. The painting was inspired from a photograph of his. 


Thursday, January 2, 2014

This New Year, We Dance :)

The final painting.

Arvind's sketch.

A painting of a ballerina, done over a sketch by the immensely talented Arvind Singh Jeena. Part of a series of pin ups that we plan to do. Check out Arvind's wonderful blog the Jumping Dot here. So A Happy New Year to all my millions of amazing invisible viewers and followers !!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Brave

Ok, so what could trump a year ending footnote illustration as the last post of the year? Well, the answer is music. I discovered Tejas Menon through my friend Arvind. Tejas is a musician par excellence and he creates some of the most soulful and amazing work, I've heard in a long time. Do check out his youtube channel here. I've been tripping over this particular song called 'Brave' for some time now :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Setting the Stage



A promotional visual for this theatre group,called Tanariri, started by my friend Neeraja. Plan to make more such pieces borrowing quotes from famous actors (with theatre history). Starting off with the great Sir Ben Kingsley.

Check out Neeraja's theatre initiative at their facebook page and do like it here https://www.facebook.com/tanariri.theatres?fref=ts

Friday, July 26, 2013

Kal Ho Na Ho (Cover by Gokul)

Hey here is a video from my friend Gokul's channel. He plays the guitar and has an amazing voice and does covers of various songs.This one is of him playing on of my favorite songs  Kal Ho Na Ho from the film of the same name. The videos,shot by another friend of mine Ashwin, are really sweet so do check them out at the channel here. He even offers to cover songs on demand, so drop in and suggest your favorite songs! Find him on FB here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Studying Cinema

I came across David Bordwell's website while researching for my final year colloquium paper. He is one of the top authorities on cinema online at the moment and runs the excellent film studies website davidbordwell.net. where he shares his observations on world cinema. His essays on various topics are both in-depth and at the same time quite accessible to all (without needless use of jargon and linguistic gimmickry). Here is one I found particularly insightful.Its about how film study is different from film watching.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

That 'One Day'


Shit.I just saw this film called 'One Day' by these guys from  Gobelins. Left me stunned. Watched it over and over again already a dozen times. Even paused,downloaded and played frame by frame to admire it. Shook me hard. Rattled me (in a good inspiring way) to the core.How on Earth DO PEOPLE COME UP WITH FILMS LIKE THESE !?

I was in this isolated sense of epic awe for two days. Then I snooped about and came across L ROSSI and his blog.He was one of the five students (I think it is five) who formed the team that made the film. It was so great to read his post on the making of the film. A lot of the things in there resonated in my head. As a student of animation myself on the other side of the world trying to realize my dream ,single handedly (sadly), some bits of that post really hit me deep down. Sort of ignited this fierce inspired angry passion to complete my own project once and for all,which has itself been dragged over the major part of the last one year.

Ok,I am a sentimental fellow alright.But every artist is in my opinion.And the guys at Gobelins,especially Rossi's and his team just showed us all that when talented artists get passionate about something,they create something truly epic.

Thanks Nix for haggling my brains into watch this film. I am so glad I did! Now dear readers,I humbly present to you the wonderful film - 'One Day'.

If this doesn't inspire you,I dont know what will.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Couple of Smiles



This is about a painting I did which had an interesting story behind it.(We'll at least I found it interesting and worth sharing).

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Puss in Peril


The other day I was walking by the third floor corridor toward the only working water  cooler in the building when I heard a really high pitched agonizingly painful MEOW !! Now there was only one creature I knew who could make a cat cry that bad (one which would make even the other cats go like,"Woah,dude!You've sound like horse  taking a dump with a mammoth  furball up his a-hole!"),and that was that nameless fat white cat that roamed about our insti all day,eating from dumpsters and knocking over paint bottles in the stationary store.Goes without saying,I didnt  have much regard for him,though I did find painting his white butt black with poster paint a rather amusing pass time activity.

So I heard the cries and,well, I was curious as to where the meowing was coming from cos he was nowhere around.And after a few good minutes of looking around I gave up on him and left for  the cooler.But spooky as it may sound the same thing happened the following day and the next.I was beginning to wonder if the cat was getting some kick out of this whole invisibility trick.I even joked to my friend that the bastard was dead and was haunting the third floor.And so I told myself.

Untill this morning.



Thursday, May 17, 2012

Infinitesimal

'Infinity' - A Film written and directed by Akhil Khandeparkar in which I got to enact a character.Had a great time on this film.


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Possible SPOILER ALERT so READ AFTER WATCHING the clip:

Working on this film was great fun. I knew Akhil had been wanting to make a film based on a dialogue centric script that delved into the darker corners of the human psyche for quite some time. So it came as no great surprise when he showed me the initial drafts of Infinity,(which itself had derived from something else far more deranged).And then one day he comes to me and says "Hey Alok, you've got a small role in the film".

Monday, February 13, 2012

Award winning film by Nikhita and Tapan

Wiped

Wiped from Nikhita Prabhudesai on Vimeo.


With great pleasure I present to you 'Wiped', a short film made by my friends Nikhita Prabhudesai and Tapan Agarwal. 'Wiped' won the first place at Mov(I)e it,the college short film festival at Quasar 2012 and swept away the prizes , winning accolades for best Editing, Sound, and the coveted Audience Choice award.