‘Backdrop’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube

As we battle an invisible enemy, ask yourselves, were we really at “peace” back in pre-pandemic times when the world was supposedly “normal”? And hopefully, when these tough times are behind us soon, what will “peace” be like in the “new normal”? I made my short film Backdrop in 2007 after I first witnessed theContinue reading “‘Backdrop’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube”

From Connect to Connectment

Connectment Films is the evolution of Connect Magazine which was co-founded by Nyay Bhushan in November 1990. Yes, it was way ahead of its time, billed as India’s first magazine on global entertainment, launching just months before satellite television signals began beaming into India starting with CNN’s coverage of the Gulf War. The resulting explosionContinue reading “From Connect to Connectment”

“The Language of Hollywood”

Or how to traverse through a bit of film history via virtual reality. Thanks to Coursera.org , I had an enjoyable five weeks studying for Wesleyan University‘s course “The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound and Color”. This included watching films starting from the silent era to the early days of sound and color. So inContinue reading ““The Language of Hollywood””

My Super 8 Movie Contest

How an idea turns into reality! I posted a message on the Facebook pages of Pro8mm – a leading California based film services company specializing in Super 8 film – about why now is a good time for people to share their Super 8 films timed with the release of the Steven Spielberg-produced and JContinue reading “My Super 8 Movie Contest”

Super 8 Dreams Forever

The classic Super 8 film format inspired many directors to chase their celluloid dreams in their formative years. While video cameras long replaced Super 8, the format has still survived amongst professionals for all kinds of projects, such as music videos, commercials and short films. Hollywood has flirted with films based on the format, mostContinue reading “Super 8 Dreams Forever”