Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Delivery :Short Film

Ramu and Goldy are two babies seperated at a tattoo parlor in India under tragic circumstances.30 years later, Ramu, now an auto driver and Goldy,an ambulance driver meet at a traffic light.

The idea for this short film arose after my various encounters with rickshaw drivers in Bangalore and Chennai.
They are some of the most colorful characters around and stories about their exploits are legendary as they break almost every rule and cause mayhem on the roads.The story underwent several iterations before I settled on the final premise and "look".I worked on the story a fair bit ,trying to get the typical brothers seperated at birth origin crossed with some road rage madness
I come from India and it was important for me to get a unique look and feel that represented what my country was all about, a mish-mash of colors,shapes,people and animals all living together.
Production is going to be a meld of 2d in Flash and 3d in backgrounds and vehicles.Took almost 4 months for developing the trailer with some of the shots!

Monday, January 3, 2011

CGI Workshop @ NID

Took a 4 week workshop in NID , giving students an overview of the entire CGI process.
Guided them through Maya ,AFX and the visual scripting parts so they could come up with a 30 second piece by the end of the workshop.
Here's a video I made of the whole process and kudo to the batch for working so hard to make it happen, all credit goes to them!