Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Was getting thoroughly restless yesterday and was aching to animate, so did this! I set my best friend's hair on fire! I'm sure he won't mind though :D Happy Diwali once again to everyone, have a safe one and contrary to this, don't set anything ablaze! 

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 ( ), 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.