Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Monday, November 28, 2011
It's been so long since I sat with my set of wax crayons!! Took them out after so long, felt so nice! Tomorrow should be colour pencils then. :D .
So now, looking back at this in August 2012,
I did happen to have this chance meeting,
And I dedicate this post to him.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This is the official promo for our colleges' (NID) international animation film festival CHITRAKATHA 11' Edition 3.The Fest' was an absolutely mindblowing insight into animation around the world with eminent people coming in from across the globe and our very own land! ALL of this was organised beautifully by our department co-ordinator, Sekhar Mukherjee! If you'll were around to experience the enthusiasm, you've been lucky!
The promo was started two weeks before the festival. The animation, storyboarding and backgrounds were managed by me and my friend Dipankar Sengupta, clean up of character and outlining, character design, colour palette by me, final compositing was handled by my friend Shravan Arvind; and the saviors to all our last minute demanding for music and sound were Venkatram V and Matthew Jacob!
Thanks everyone awesome working together!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
These were a set of illustrations used in a Workshop for developing a Community Museum for SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association), a project undertaken by my college, the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The purpose of the set of illustrations is visualizing an existing space as a future exhibit of textiles traditions, lifestyle and art of the local communities.
here's wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali! May the festivity begin!.
The Boy Who Slept in Class
This is the video link and some film stills from my final diploma project, 'The Boy Who Slept in Class', at NID, that I completed end of August this year. I worked for an NGO, Thoughtshop Foundation (http://thoughtshopfoundation.org/index.html ), Kolkata. The subject of the film is Domestic Violence (DV) and how it affects children and their performance in schools. This particular script has been adapted from a short story, 'The Boy Who Slept in Class', which is part of their publication and campaign, 'Schools Show the Way'. The srcipt has been revised and rewritten and the film animated by me under the guidance of Santayan and Himalini, my project heads at the organisation, and Sekhar from my Institute (NID).
The sound and music has been composed by Santayan. The dialogue is in gibberish, it will be shown to teachers in rural schools around the country.
The film has been produced by Thoughtshop Foundation, in association with We Can, India (as a part of their campaign to stop violence against women).
Also! this film has won the TBS DigiCon6 International Film Festival Award from India this year and will be screened at the award ceremony in Tokyo on the 18th of November!.
We spread a positive message against violence and hope this film encourages one to voice and express.
The Adventures of a Little Mis's'fit
This is the video and a few film stills from my classroom project 'The Adventures of a Little Mis's'fit' that I finished sometime at the beginning of this year! It's a somewhat personal story and you might relate to it. It is about me as a child and my giant spectacles that attracted a lot of unwanted attention to the things I did and the way I looked. My escape and solution to this was and is my imagination! Hope you'll enjoy it!
This film was nominated for:
Tasi Viewers Choice Awards 2011,
Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival 2011,
Chitrakatha'11 International Student Animation Festival NID,
International Animation Film Festival-JIAFF-2011.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The next set of images are all illustrations finished recently for Scholastic. It is for school syllabus. Each image describes a particular hindi matra, and children have to spot the objects with that matra. These images don't have the text though.. Images make it SO much easier to grasp things especially for children, I remember most of my bedtime stories but not so much schoolwork all because they were so beautifully illustrated!! so I hope these helped!