I AM THE DREAM – Culrav Promotional Video

The morning chirruping of the words – Culrav . The Cultural Fest of MNNIT Allahabad.

For those who haven't seen the video yet, here you go :

This Project was executed in a kind of hurry. Because the main purpose was not to make a great video but to get it done on time.

It all started 2 years back. When i heard this track. Since then i wanted to use it somewhere. Even though i was never really attached with Culrav, this time me being the Organising Secretary, i had put my best effort into making the video. So, here are some quick facts about the video :

  1. This is the first video i shot with a handycam (sony). Previous ones were shot with a canon digi-cam.
  2. The toughest part was to find the cast. I asked for help from my friend pallavi for the casting.
  3. Out of the 4, only the role of the dancer was constant… as in she was always the only pick for the role.
  4. My biggest CG work with After Effects till date.
  5. My biggest headache was to get "dates" from the extremely pre-occupied cast :P. Only the poet girl was kind enough to finish her part on time.
  6. The "i am the passion" title text clip took the longest time to render.Heavy on effects.
  7. The original track is different. I remixed it and made it longer.
  8. Overall project duration( from first scene shot to the final rendering) – 5 days
  9. i am really sleepy right now :yawn

AnF 2.6 “College”

 
This one is dedicated to all the present final years. I know this is a bit too early to be posting such farewell stuff but it is important. We still have time, time to make the most of the college life. This life will never come back. So to all my friends, also to all the juniors, make the most of your life… no regrets. DO EVERYTHING you always wanted to do in college.. dream.. and let it come true 🙂

AnF 2.1 “On Time”

Yes guys, AnF is back 🙂
 

After a long loooooooong break… AnF is back. For those who dont know what this is about, check out the AnF Season 1 >> HERE .
This one is an excerpt from a poem by W.H. Auden.
As usual, I try to express the thoughts more graphically and less through words. I Hope you guys enjoy the ride.

P.S – Get well soon Mitesh "The Rook" Karwa…. we miss you

Re-Offender

[NOTE : This is a sequel to my previous release "The Day before the Day". So if you haven't seen it, see it first before watching this one. Here's the link – PART 1: The Day before the Day ]

Now, Why did i make this one? A. People insisted that i should end the story on a happy note, or rather i should end it and not leave it to the viewers imagination like i did in the previous video.
and B. I myself felt that there was something more to the story of these two people, and the concept of “US”. so lets see what becomes of these two :)
A new thing with this one is the voice-overs. I did the male voice-over and payal did her own. i also learned the techniques of keying, so do check out the scene in which everything else is in black n white except the color of tshirt of the guy.
 

 

SONGS :

Husky Rescue – New light of tomorrow

you gave me hope amidst my sorrow
may it be tomorrow, that i can love again
and in return for what i’ve borrowed
be with you tomorrow and until the end
i know the road we’re on is narrow
along comes tomorrow, we’re gonna see the sun
and with the wings of the first sparrow
new light of tomorrow
we gonna be as one

Travis – Re-Offender

Keeping up appearances
Keeping up with the Jones’
Fooling my selfish heart
Going through the motions
But I’m fooling myself
I’m fooling myself
Cause you say you love me
And then you do it again, you do it again
You say you’re sorry’s
And then you do it again, you do it again
Everybody thinks you’re well
Everybody thinks I’m ill
Watching me fall apart
Falling under your spell
But you’re fooling yourself
You’re fooling yourself
Cause you say you love me
And then you do it again, you do it again
You say you’re sorry
And then you do it again, you do it again
And again and again and again and again
But you’re fooling yourself
You’re fooling yourself
Cause you say you love me
And then you do it again, you do it again
You say you’re sorry’s
And then you do it again, you do it again
You say you love me
And then you do it again, you do it again
You say you’re sorry’s
And then you do it again, you do it again
And again and again and again and again

The Day Before the Day

[NOTE : This is PART 1 of the story. A sequel is also out. so after seeing this one, do check out how it ends. Here's the link – PART 2: Re-Offender ]
My Directorial debut… a short little movie i made in my campus… completed in 3 days for Gnosiomania 2010 . A special thanks to DIDO for writing such a beautiful song… Its about losing a loved one.. i hope u guys like it.
 

 

Lyrics :

Speeches won’t be made today, clocks will carry on
flowers won’t be left in parks, work will still be done
people won’t be dressed in black, babies will be born
no flags will fly, the sun will rise,
only we’ll know that you are gone.
You who loved to love and believed we can never give enough.
It wakes me every single night, thinking through the day
did you stop at any time – have doubts at any stage
and were you calm or were you numb or happy just to get it done
I’ve lived my life without regret until today.
You who love to love and believed we can never give enough.
I didn’t get to say goodbye, the day before the day
was trying to get to work on time, that’s why I turned away
and missed the most important thing, you ever tried to say
I’ve lived my life without regret until today…
And you who love to love and believed we can never give enough
and you who hoped that underneath, we all felt the same
that was until the day before the day
the day before the day
the day before the day
ooh, the day before the day
the day before the day
ooh, the day before the day
ooh, the day before the day
ooh, the day before the day