Saturday, February 28, 2009

experiencing kol-katha09 Animation film festival


It was a great selection of animated short films for our viewing which shows that young animation filmmaker n student are throbbing with energy. I could see a lot of good work apart from the mold of NID, IDC and FTII giants.
Works from some private animation academies was eye grabbing though they still stick to very commercial clear cut 2D and 3D style.
I wished that the festival had some more relaxed scheduling so that young and experienced one could interact and talk. There was such a rush to screen 40-50 films in a stretch that I felt breathless. Anyway, since it was their 1st edition I hope in future it will get better.


http://www.animationxpress.com/index.php?file=story&id=17761

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kol- Katha09

Finally something good came our way. our film(SharadMante n me) "Music binds all" got nominated in Kol- Katha09 .
Getting nominated in for 4 places really made our day.



http://www.taskindia.org/


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Anurag Kashyap (director)


I knew about Anurag as much as a common viewer knows.
Means
yeah, a bollywood director!
but after watching Dev D I had to read about him. I wanted to know what goes on a director's mind who can make a film like Dev D.
superb!
his life has been as interesting and struggleful as his films are. may be , I am getting inspired.
it's always good to feel that way. I felt the same inspiration after reading Irving Stone's " Lust for life"

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ram Wairkar: comics artist

Ram Wairkar @ his work table in his Kurla Apartment, Mumbai (pics were taken around 1999-2000)

A portrait of Ram Wairkar @ his Kurla Apartment, Mumbai (pics were taken around 1999-2000)
This album contains photos of legendary comics artist Ram wairkar (Amar chitrakatha). These pics were taken around 1999-2000, when I was doing my summer training @ RMUSL ,
Andheri as animation student.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Amar Chitra Katha online


I think most of kids of my generation grew up reading comics and Amar Chitra Katha was the one which all parents used to buy and give to kids with pleasure. Other comics like Indrajaal, Manoj and Raj were rented out and read happily.
Amar Chitra Katha has such an impact on my mind that whenever we used to hear mythological stories visuals from Amar Chitra Katha used to come. So it is true that Amar Chitra Katha has shaped the visual language for our generation.
Earlier it did not have online presence, now it’s keeping it with time so check out this link:
http://www.ack-media.com/india/index.php

Friday, February 06, 2009

The cover art from' Kalyaan' magazine.


My home town friend Avlesh Varshney 'Anni' is home grown artist and a kind of collector of popular art. He came across some old cover art at a local photo framing shop. He scanned it for his reference and the charm of it.
Thus, this valuable art is for your view:
http://www.indyarocks.com/photos/ind-album.php?alid=1033819
This album has scanned images from the covers of Kalyaan magazine which is published from Gita Press, Gorakhpur, Utttar pradesh, India.