Feature Films, Advertisements, and Video Projects that I have been part of in various capacities.
In a film or television production, the Production Designer defines the overall visual look. Working directly with the director, cinematographer, and producer, a designer must select the settings and style to visually narrate the story. As an assistant production designer for feature films, I was responsible for the research based on the script and character background, and the conceptualizing, and visualizing sketches for the sets. From sourcing the key and set property, to creating or supervising required graphic work, to managing set construction and dressing, and finally to re-setting during filming, I undertook all tasks for set preparation as per the script break-down.
SHORT FILMS / VIDEOS
A National Award winning short film, Ekti Kaktaliyo Galpo – A Coincidental Tale, is a short tale drawing an analogy between life’s coincidences and magical reality
The story is based in Kolkata (Eastern India), but the film was to be shot in a studio in Pune (Western India). The challenge was to truly represent and enhance the vision of the narrative in a studio setup. I traveled to Kolkata to study the look and feel of the city. From conceptualizing, sketching, property sourcing, to setting the streets and interiors, I led the production design effort to realise the vision of this film.
Christmas Emotions, a promo video for Associazione Culturale Centro Flauto Dolce, Genova Italia
Christmas Emotions, is a video produced by Veronika Wiethaler, director of Associazione Culturale Centro Flauto Dolce in Genova. Shot in a church in Genova, I handled the camera work and later composed and edited the video. The idea was to showcase the groups journey in realizing this show, followed by the shots of the performance itself, celebrating Christmas!
A Location Realization exercise at Film and Television Institute of India for transforming existing locations into a film set. The project was realized by picturizing an old classic song “Lapak Jhapak”.
Working with two of my production design classmates, we defined the overall visual look of this production. Since the exercise was about transforming an existing location, we modified the set after first identifying and conceptualizing it, and then going through the construction, dressing, and propping, thereby transforming a section of a campus building into a typical low-grade shady (desi) bar.