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Publicity design & Still photography

Some might argue that the marketing of the film is almost as important as the film making itself, as without the former, there wouldn't be many viewers, which in turn would defeat the purpose of a movie. The publicity department of the film production is responsible for generating interest in the public and drive them to the theatres....

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Movie jobs you have never heard of (probably) II

Cinematography, with all the responsibilities and challenges associated with it, is not an easy task. But, the cinematographer is not without help. The following people help him so that he could work peacefully and without any hindrance, apart from keeping his gear ready for the shot....

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Decoding Cinema Light

The responsibility of lighting of a film set usually rests on the shoulders of cinematographer, who decides on the lighting and color schemes that would go on to represent and set the tone of the film. He takes inputs from the director and interprets them as he thinks would best serve the movie and sometimes...

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Movie jobs you have never heard of (probably)

Not everyone who works in a movie receives their due appreciation, but there is not a speck of doubt that they deserve it. In this blog, we are going to talk about such persons who form the technical crew of one of the major crafts of cinema: Art Direction...

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Crafting Sound

A sound editor's job is to bring a sense of equilibrium between the various sounds and their volumes & frequencies for the best audio experience a viewer could hope for. He has to work closely with the sound designer, music director, editor, and director to find the right balance for a particular scene...

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The Commentator

As Tina opened the door of the haunted house, a bat flew out of the door. She paused, shivering, before taking a brave step inside. Evil laughter cackled through the walls of this house, covered with cob webs and dirt accumulated through centuries. Tina looked around to find the source, until she glanced at the roof. Dangling two feet above her, seemingly airborne, ...

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The Beginning of the Beginning

The work of a screen writer begins from the dawn of an idea. This idea, when it’s allowed to bloom, might lead to several other ideas and periodically changes in structure, as it’s an evolutionary process. The process of writing can take from as less time as a week to several months, sometimes even a lifetime...

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The Little Things

How many people, situations, objects exist in our lives that don’t seem so critical, but whose absence can sink us? It could be the morning hug from your little brother, giving you the sweetest vibes for your day ahead. Imagine that a traffic signal in your work route broke down, and what a difference it would make to your day! Suddenly, the absence of a warm hug, ...

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Sway

The power of dance, movement and grace, the release of energy and the art of synchronising the body and the mind to the sound of music is choreography.For someone who grew up to musical films, where every movie has a minimum of four utterly pointless, absolutely enchanting song routines, dance becomes second nature. I might not be a trained ballerina or a street style b-boying dancer,...

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Monsoon Nirvana

Even while I was on my way to the event 'Monsoon Nirvana,' I couldn't believe myself that I'm actually going to a classical music concert. Although I have had the utmost respect for the art form from as far back as I could remember,I never really got exposed to it in a way so as to fully appreciate it...

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Movie jobs you have never heard of (probably)

Not everyone who works in a movie receives their due appreciation, but there is not a speck of doubt that they deserve it. In this blog, we are going to talk about such persons who form the technical crew of one of the major crafts of cinema: Art Direction...

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Whispers Behind The veil

The world of cinema has a number of acknowledged and unacknowledged artists who work together to create a film. While naturally, our eyes do get drawn to the bling and glamour of the on-screen actors; enacting our favourite scenes verbatim, sometimes, what is often forgotten is the fact that what we hear is not always what we see....

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The Emergence of Web Series and Streaming Services

I look up to my tinsel world. I idolize their luxurious hair with the perfectly coloured roots and highlights. Their cupid’s bow is always shaped perfectly, their eyebrows are on fleek. Their noses are always sharp, cheekbones well defined and every eyelash is visible with high clarity. In their distress too, I can’t help but

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Art of cut

A week before Asha’s sweet sixteen, she visited her tailor. In her arms, she held the taffeta pink cloth and the pearls she wanted to be sewn into it. With great excitement and patience, she explained her design for the dress. The tailor nodded, he promised to deliver the dress of her dreams. When the dress arrived, it was the stuff of nightmares. The finishing was poor,...

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Cinematography

The Art of Visual Storytelling The story of a cinematographer begins from the evolution of pictures. The human mind has always strived to express itself through the medium of pictures. Long before the written word had evolved, the Neanderthal stored his stories in the form of pictorial messages on the walls of his caves. We

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The Magic Wand of Make Up Artists

I look up to my tinsel world. I idolize their luxurious hair with the perfectly coloured roots and highlights. Their cupid’s bow is always shaped perfectly, their eyebrows are on fleek. Their noses are always sharp, cheekbones well defined and every eyelash is visible with high clarity. In their distress too, I can’t help but

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Movie jobs you have never heard of (probably) III

Apart from the production crew that are part of a specific department, there are several other people at work in a film production. Although the viewers don't recognize their work, their contributions help to fill the gaps between various processes and help the film...

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The Story of the dressmaker

‘Fashion is never finished’ proclaims Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network, so confidently to his business partner. It merely changes its shape and style from time to time to accommodate the ever-changing tastes of the consumers. Almost by rule, fashion is not the same as it was an year before....

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A Story teller

On the third floor of an unremarkable building is the studio for which I work, Open Face Media. Depending on which of the two lifts you take (left side or the right side) you will enter the door of this office from two different directions (hot tip: I always take the left). No matter which direction you enter from, look to your right as you enter the office...

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Stunt Direction

Welcome to the world of daredevils. “They call me baby driver, and once I am in a pair of wheels, I hit the road and I’m gone” A cherry red Subaru wheels into view on an unassuming street. Baby plays ‘Bellbottoms’ on his iPod, at this point you will catch a headshot of his...

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Your guide to the creative world

Your guide to the creative world The Sun rose over the Amer Fort, Jaipur, and the mirrored ceilings of the palace cast strange, interesting patterns over its colorful tiles and frescoes. The palace was awake, abuzz with the impending visit of the Mughal King, Jalaluddin Muhammed Akbar. He climbs the fort, mounted on his white...

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Abhimanika – A short story

Love stories are eternal. Good love stories are hard to find, often, the magic of romance is lost between the spaces of the written word. Read this breezy, feel-good story of Abhi and her beau. February 6, 2016 It is extremely tough to sit through budgeting meetings, more so when it is a Friday evening,...

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Spotlight

Seema believes she is an excellent actress. She thinks she has the looks, talent and chutzpah to deliver a worthy performance to whichever role she plays. Mr. Chowdary, her agent believes in her as well. So when there is a call for auditions of the much talked about big venture, Punk, Seema arrives at the set, all pepped up for her big day. Judging ...

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