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  2. KEDARNATH - The Film Mother Nature knows no boundaries or religion or caste or creed. Humans may invent anything in their best of capabilities but at the end of the road , every living form has to bow down to its creator- the Mother! The film is set in the scenic Kedarnath, a place located in the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river. Beautiful as it is, in its natural form, the place is known for the famous Shivling which looks over the river and attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims and Lord Shiva's followers every year. Mansoor (Shushant Sing Rajput), a shy, reserved and honest Muslim porter gets attracted to the beautiful but rebellious daughter of the local Hindu priest, Mukku (Sarah Ali Khan). The two beautiful souls fall for each other deeper and deeper on the winding roads to the temple. The love story blooms amidst the mountains and the valley leading to bonding of the hearts and thus, romance. Lord Shiva showers enough love on the couple cruising from mundane work to chatting by the Tattu (Mule) trails which Mansoor arranges for the pilgrims and his lady love. He being the strong man in town not only woos our beautiful petite girl but also touches every heart visiting the temple. His motto, to bring a smile on the face of his customer and then running to ring the bell at the temple's gate every time he achieves his goal symbolizes the character's belief in Lord Shiva, as innocent as Shiva is, our man portrays the genuineness with elan.There are sweet, romantic moments between the two Sweethearts, which are beautifully captured by the camera alongside flirting with the sublime scenery. Sara Ali Khan does justice to the bubbly, rebellious yet soft hearted, romantic Hindu girl, who gives up everything for Mansoor. Sushant Singh Rajput on the other hand maintains the bareness of a poor porter while managing to woo the audience from his straight-from-the-heart performance. He not only makes it clear that religion knows only the language of love, not the boundaries set by manipulating and corrupting minds, trying to disrupt peace of humanity, but also tries to bridge Hindus and Muslims of the area surrounding the temple for community's harmony. Director (Abhishek Kapoor) doesn't leave a single frame in the film where the beauty of the place is not heightened by the mesmerizing background score and music tracks created with a lot of love for Shiva by the maestro Amit Trivedi. The track- Namo Namo is energetically soulful, taking the head and the heart closer to Adiyogi. The track is filled with a lot of love and energy that will create a soothing audio-visual effect on the audience. Amit Trivedi takes it one notch higher with every single track. But as the saying goes, every good thing must end, the love story is struck by the wrath of nature leaving the couple devastated as the fury is unleashed on the valley, taking with it everything that falls in its way. The real event was an eye opener to the entire nation to yet another catastrophe caused due to the ill effects of human civilization and growth. When will man instead of creating irrational boundaries of caste-creed, money-status, go down to the real issues of human existence and work towards creating a safer, wiser and cleaner balance between environment and progressive growth? The film will not only evoke strong feelings of devotion for Shiva but will also engulf the audience with visual simplicity, leaving the viewers to ponder and work on ways of symbiotic existence with Mother Nature! Actors: Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Alka Amin, Nitish Bharadwaj, Pooja Gor, Nishant Dahiya, Sonali Sachdev Director: Abhishek Kapoor Cinematography by: Tushar Kanti Ray Story by‎: ‎Abhishek Kapoor‎; ‎Kanika Dhillon Produced by‎: ‎Ronnie Screwvala‎; ‎Pragya Kapoor Music by‎: ‎Amit Trivedi‎; Score By: ‎Hitesh Sonik
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  4. The Sony Z280 is 17X Zoom, 4k 10bit 422. But what's best it has a 1/2 inch 3CCD Sensor.
  5. Sony's PXW Z190 is another one to reckon. 4k, 25X Zoom Lens, 10bit 422, 1/3 inch 3CCD Sensor.
  6. Neha Parti is a Cinematographer based out of Mumbai. She majored in Cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and has gone on to shoot films like Mujhse Friendship Karoge, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Bewakoofiyan, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, and the Netflix Show, Four More Shots Please, amongst many other films, TV commercials, short films etc. Here is an interview with Neha Parti conducted by WICA (Western India Cinematographers Association):
  7. If you have seen classic Bollywood films like Arjun, Beta, Dil, Tezaab, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Mr India, Pukar etc, you have seen the work of noted Cinematographer Baba Azmi. The son of Kaifi Azmi, and the brother of Shabana Azmi, Baba has a strong legacy in Hindi Cinema. Check out his filmography here. The Cinematographers' Combine had a small conversation with the veteran...
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  9. Chhichhore: Life teaches us a lot of things on a daily basis and the best lessons are learnt by individually walking on that thin wire. Chhichhore opens up the pandora box of individual touch-downs and outbursts of nostalgia. Each individual has lived through the best days during their school & college life, so when the reality of competition dawned on us, back then, we all ended up feeling bogged down badly, trust me a feeling, every individual has definitely felt surfacing up while climbing the ladder of age! This film revolves around a child (Mohammad Samad) who has a loving family with its own personal bag of reasons of rifts & drifts. The child who is the apple-of-the-eye of both the parents, is at the threshold of getting into a prestigious college based on his awaited competitive result! Mother of the child, who apparently drifted out of the wedlock over the years, is gracefully played by Sharddha Kapoor, the character is very convincingly detached yet committed to her motherly duties. The doting & supportive middle-aged father of our teen, who's balancing work and parenthood, is portrayed by Sushant Singh Rajput, and is very relatable to half a dozen new-age fathers! Just when the pages of the story are warming up everyone's heart on screen, a well timed twist brings a gamut of characters with shades of vibrant colors of life and emotions.When everything is looking rosy and well carved by pragmatic achievers, fate construes a different story, flipping the coin of life at the hands of lady luck. The incident plays havoc on the parents lives and leaves them yearning for the warmth lost somewhere while climbing the ladders of materialism. The supporting cast is remarkable and performances of each one is better than the other giving the audience a spicy taste of distinct differences of characters. Varun Sharma & Saharsh Kumar Shukla are class apart. How the matured father pulls the loose reins of the three lives after convincing the hopeless mother & super supportive gang of friends, creating a conducive environment for their son to learn the real lessons of life for a better tomorrow and a wiser future, makes this film a worthwhile watch for suppose-to-be realistically cool parents of next generation teenagers. Music from Pritam Chakroborty is as always musically refreshing. "Khairiyat" song in Arijit Singh's voice is mush at its best & has been rocking the charts. The film will be able to open up windows for new-age parents to their children, as they go on moulding their kids into materialistic charmers, unknowingly building pressures, creating false insecurities and instilling some shallow thoughts, resulting into a confused youth. More parents should raise smarter kids who are not only capable of battling the survival & existence game of life but also individuals who are high on emotional quotients capable of beating the rat races and flourishing as a worthy humane human!! Cast & Crew: Director: Nitesh Tiwari Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty Editor: Charu Shree Roy Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Varun Sharma, Naveen Polishetty, Tahir Bhasin, Prateik Babbar, Tushar Pandey, Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Mohammad Samad, Nalneesh Neel, Prashant Narayanan, Shishir Sharma, Saanand Verma, Sanjay Goradia
  10. YOU (Season 1) - Netflix Original Human emotions are the most complex aspect of God's creation. The frailty of the person's understanding-misunderstanding, judging-analyzing horizons and the facets of the human brain all make the complexity even more deep. Netflix's original- YOU, deals with a mammoth array of emotions and the significant effect of present day compulsions with varied emotional consequences, making it worthy enough for serious watching! The complex protagonist Joe (Penn Badgley, charming actor) falls in love with vivacious college-goer Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and how life , love, longing and deceiving spins the life of the characters playing part in the drama, is a craft on its own. There are high's and the low's of this love tale too, as any other love-story but the on-the-edge twists and turns add color to the audiences canvas. Greg Berlanti & Sera Gamble, the creators have conceived this one in a very tasteful manner for the ever-attention hungry youth of today. Each character portrays the typical colorful, whimsical, superficial life, today's youth mostly aspires to live through which a ray of old charm squeezes out at random intervals and how the deep rooted torments of one's personal life can create more chaos to people living around. Interestingly, co-character, Peach (Shay Mitchell) is significantly stronger than any other character and turns out to be a head turner in her own screen space. Peach symbolizes the snooty girls who are everything but loud and so prim and proper that one would think a hundred times before even standing before the scrutinizing eyes. Joe's love interest, Beck, is the sweet girl-next-door with a lot of layers of misery unfolding the beauty of our true damsel in distress, yet somewhere deep down, she's a fierce fighter with a hundred watt smile to warm up the dingiest of rooms. A fine love chase of a man with a trunk full of secrets, a dash of surprise in every move of his, and an old world charm to light up nooks and corners of the pace of the story, makes YOU one of the much applauded- Original, Season 1 !! Cast & Crew: Cast: Penn Badgley, Ambyr Childers, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell Directors: Marcos Siega, Silver Tree, Lee Toland Krieger, Marta Cunningham, Kellie Cyrus, Erin Feeley, Victoria Mahoney, Martha Mitchell, Harry Jierjian, Shannon Kohli, John Scott, Kevin Rodney Sullivan
  11. We missed it! Dates were October 31 and November 1, 2019 in Kohima, Nagaland.
  12. You can also use OpenDCP to create DCP files. Its a free to use Open Source Software. OpenDCP features: JPEG2000 encoding TIFF/DPX/BMP RGB/YUV/YCbCr images Supports all major frame rates (24,25,30,48,50,60) Cinema 2K/4K Profiles MPEG2 MXF XYZ color space conversion MXF file creation SMPTE and MXF Interop Full 3D support DCP XML file creation SMPTE subtitles Linux/OSX/Windows Multithreaded for encoding performance XML Digital signatures GUI and CLI Interfaces Language support Recommended Requirements 64-bit Processor 4gb RAM
  13. For Adobe Users, Adobe's Media Encoder has a built in plugin called Wraptor which can make DCP files for you.
  14. To make a FREE DCP file, one can use DCP-O-Matic. DCP-O-Matic is a free to use, Open Source software that lets you create your own DCP files. The important thing to understand is the drives carrying the DCP files HAVE TO BE FORMATTED AS EXT2 (preferably for the widest support) or EXT3 for Linux. The DCI Projector Servers will only recognise these formats. The reason is, DCI, or Digital Cinema Initiatives, tried to ensure everything around the Digital Cinema system worked on open source software. Your Mac or Windows computer may not be able to read or write to them without additional software. For Mac, you an download DCP-Transfer from Cinematiq. DCP-Transfer installed on your Mac will easily let you format, read to and write files on a hard drive ready for DCP Projection. A Windows version of DCP-Transfer is supposed to be soon released. "Easily Format Hard Drives For DCP Delivery And stop paying fees to make DCP Copies. Format hard drives for EXT2, the universally accepted digital cinema industry format. Easily copy and distribute DCPs for playback at any theater."
  15. A DCP file is a Digital Cinema Package. It contains video, audio files and data streams for projections. From Wikipedia: "The term was popularized by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC in its original recommendation for packaging DC contents. However, the industry tends to apply the term to the structure more formally known as the Composition. ("You PLAY a Composition, You do NOT play a Digital Cinema Package". A DCP is a “packing crate” for Compositions, a hierarchical file structure that represents a title version. The DCP may carry a partial Composition (e.g. not a complete set of files), a single complete Composition, or multiple and complete Compositions." The DCP file will contain a video (or picture track) and an audio track along with couple of xml files, which are in essence asset map files consisting of usually a 'Composition Playlist File', a 'Package List File' or a 'PKL Package Key List' and a 'Volume Index File'. The picture track is typically a JPEG2000 also known as J2K file. The Sound file is a mxf file which is 96KH, 24bits and can carry around 16 channels of sound. Nowadays it is possible to make your own DCP files.
  16. What is the meaning of OTT? What does an OTT Platform mean? In very common words, OTT means Over The Top. This means, in the context of content delivery, any thing which is delivered without the traditional delivery mechanisms, like Satellite, Cable, etc. Over The Top (OTT) means content delivered over the internet. OTT Platform means any "Channel" which is delivered OTT, or Over The Internet. So platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, HotStar, MFXPlayer, etc are all OTT Platforms. All their content is delivered over the Internet and NOT through satellite or cable etc. Since OTT is delivered over the internet, typically their content can be viewed on various devices like internet connected televisions, laptops, smartphones, tablets, or any internet connected devices which support video.
  17. "Where the mind is without fear & the head is full of ideas, pen-down to create a new world!" IMPRESSIVE TREATMENT NOTES: Treatment notes are the little windows for commercial advertisement's clients to know how creatively their promotional ideas will be put forth to the prospective targets.i.e. the audiences.Commercial Advertisements are the connecting dots of every brand between the sales value and the supply-demand chain, bridging the buyer and the seller. The craft of skillfully thought ideas for showcasing the brand in all its totality is called as the Treatment Note from the Director of a Film (TV Commercial). These days absurd advertisements with over the mill concepts flood the tv sets & other video outputs, making a buyer hit the skip button on every singe advertisement that comes across. In such an aggressive environment to be able to connect the film creator-aka, director with the audiences via the most difficult conduit, the client of the Brand, the wholesale onus lies on the Director & his treatment note ! So the beginning is initiated by hours of contemplation over how to go about framing the exact words and images to meaningfully incorporate all the ideas, weaved together to make sense to the client so that the client is successfully able to visualize the entire film right on paper itself ! A Director who is passionate about his craft puts in long hours of sweat and brain to make the notes come alive with verbal and visual beauty. Treatment notes therefore are highly dependent on aesthetics and technical know-how of the writer. The words have to be clearly framed and the vision of the Director has to be clearly connected to the words & images chosen for the purpose of showcasing the entire idea of highlighting the Brand to the Client. Every advertisement need not be weaved through an emotional story or burst of crazy pop up color palettes. A well written treatment note has clarity of thoughts reflecting passion of the director and above all focus on brand as per the clients requirements (undercurrents or full throttle). Each aspect of treatment notes - from lighting, to moods, to clothing, to cast and location should be chosen as per the need of the hour and not as per comparisons or copy-paste ideas. The treatment notes standout to a client only when skillfully the creative ideas are penned down with clarity of story telling and fine balance of imagery, revolving around the main actor being the brand. So to begin with putting in realism, day-to-day connectivity with characters (real life anecdotes add value to the character), formulating the story as a narrative, fragile balance of human emotions, lay the foundation of the film highlighting the brand. The writer needs to use the emotional quotient and realism as the backbone of the story. Good reference images reflecting moods of the film add value to the notes. The proper lighting (with proper references), choice of clothing (right color coding which enhances the lighting and the actor), balanced decor, and appropriate location set-up, a well thought of cast (performance based), which realistically reflects the essence of the story are the key essentials of the treatment notes. Another very important player of treatment note is the background score.i.e.,its music. Music should be chosen after a lot of thinking and appropriately picked music accentuates the importance of the brand in the audience's life and explains why the main hero, the brand, is such an important addition to audience's life. A good background score heightens the essence of the story and backs-up the ideas of the Director, setting the platform for story-telling which is going to lure the buyer of the product showcased as the actor of the story. All the key points of treatment writing are well connected and it is a task which, not everybody is able to get a hang of, resulting into lopsided outcomes.i.e., loss at the pitching turf due to unimpressed buyer-that is the client! A lot of rigorous creative writing can help a prospective treatment note writer to get a hang of the best and creative way of carving the best notes for their directors and producers, making an impactful entry at the client's film pitching stage. Sample writing from the internet can add to creative ideas for incorporating in the style of writing. Sift through established treatment notes floating all over the internet for examples writing, read alot to enhance word structuring and keep looking at creative images under all the sub-categories of the treatment note making resulting into good, better, best notes and as the saying goes- practice makes a writer perfect! Some creative Treatment note's examples from the internet- 1.https://in.pinterest.com/pin/40462096627904675/?nic=1 2.https://in.pinterest.com/pin/40462096627904664/?nic=1 3.https://www.slideshare.net/PaulRegan13/garnier-directors-treatment-treatment-writer-design 4.https://www.slideshare.net/scottkeneally/sk-sample-mc-donalds 5.https://issuu.com/hugojenkins/docs/m___s_-_the_great_british_hotel_101
  18. X2Pro is a must have plugin for everyone who wants to work on Sound on Avid Pro Tools. "X2Pro Audio Convert integrates Final Cut Pro X into the professional audio workflow X2Pro Audio Convert is a cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing. X2Pro provides a smooth workflow between Final Cut Pro X and Avid Pro Tools, allowing users to take full advantage of the functionality of these world-class products now and in the future. X2Pro integrates Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, converting the exported Final Cut Pro X XML into an AAF file, which Avid Pro Tools can open as a session, delivering seamless integration between the two applications. Using the enhanced metadata in FCPXML 1.4 from Final Cut Pro X, X2Pro provides a high fidelity conversion to a Pro Tools session, with support for audio gain and key frames. Taking advantage of the innovative metadata-based organizing features in Final Cut Pro X, unlimited numbers of audio Roles in Final Cut Pro X are converted into Pro Tools tracks, allowing sound designers and mixers to start working immediately."
  19. "Where the mind is without fear & the head is full of ideas, pen-down to create a new world!" IMPRESSIVE TREATMENT NOTES: Treatment notes are the little windows for commercial advertisement's clients to know how creatively their promotional ideas will be put forth to the prospective targets.i.e. the audiences.Commercial Advertisements are the connecting dots of every brand between the sales value and the supply-demand chain, bridging the buyer and the seller. The craft of skillfully thought ideas for showcasing the brand in all its totality is called as the Treatment Note from the Director of a Film (TV Commercial). These days absurd advertisements with over the mill concepts flood the tv sets & other video outputs, making a buyer hit the skip button on every singe advertisement that comes across. In such an aggressive environment to be able to connect the film creator-aka, director with the audiences via the most difficult conduit, the client of the Brand, the wholesale onus lies on the Director & his treatment note ! So the beginning is initiated by hours of contemplation over how to go about framing the exact words and images to meaningfully incorporate all the ideas, weaved together to make sense to the client so that the client is successfully able to visualize the entire film right on paper itself ! A Director who is passionate about his craft puts in long hours of sweat and brain to make the notes come alive with verbal and visual beauty. Treatment notes therefore are highly dependent on aesthetics and technical know-how of the writer. The words have to be clearly framed and the vision of the Director has to be clearly connected to the words & images chosen for the purpose of showcasing the entire idea of highlighting the Brand to the Client. Every advertisement need not be weaved through an emotional story or burst of crazy pop up color palettes. A well written treatment note has clarity of thoughts reflecting passion of the director and above all focus on brand as per the clients requirements (undercurrents or full throttle). Each aspect of treatment notes - from lighting, to moods, to clothing, to cast and location should be chosen as per the need of the hour and not as per comparisons or copy-paste ideas. The treatment notes standout to a client only when skillfully the creative ideas are penned down with clarity of story telling and fine balance of imagery, revolving around the main actor being the brand. So to begin with putting in realism, day-to-day connectivity with characters (real life anecdotes add value to the character), formulating the story as a narrative, fragile balance of human emotions, lay the foundation of the film highlighting the brand. The writer needs to use the emotional quotient and realism as the backbone of the story. Good reference images reflecting moods of the film add value to the notes. The proper lighting (with proper references), choice of clothing (right color coding which enhances the lighting and the actor), balanced decor, and appropriate location set-up, a well thought of cast (performance based), which realistically reflects the essence of the story are the key essentials of the treatment notes. Another very important player of treatment note is the background score.i.e.,its music. Music should be chosen after a lot of thinking and appropriately picked music accentuates the importance of the brand in the audience's life and explains why the main hero, the brand, is such an important addition to audience's life. A good background score heightens the essence of the story and backs-up the ideas of the Director, setting the platform for story-telling which is going to lure the buyer of the product showcased as the actor of the story. All the key points of treatment writing are well connected and it is a task which, not everybody is able to get a hang of, resulting into lopsided outcomes.i.e., loss at the pitching turf due to unimpressed buyer-that is the client! A lot of rigorous creative writing can help a prospective treatment note writer to get a hang of the best and creative way of carving the best notes for their directors and producers, making an impactful entry at the client's film pitching stage. Sample writing from the internet can add to creative ideas for incorporating in the style of writing. Sift through established treatment notes floating all over the internet for examples writing, read alot to enhance word structuring and keep looking at creative images under all the sub-categories of the treatment note making resulting into good, better, best notes and as the saying goes- practice makes a writer perfect! Some creative Treatment note's examples from the internet- https://issuu.com/hugojenkins/docs/m___s_-_the_great_british_hotel_101 2.https://in.pinterest.com/pin/40462096627904664/?nic=1
  20. Subodh Bajpai is Photography is a team of highly experienced wedding photographers. Under the guidance of Subodh Bajpai, the team has offered the best wedding photography services to clients. Apart from photography, Subodh loves to pour his heart and mind out about his wedding photography experiences. He believes in sharing the knowledge and letting world get acquainted with various segments of Couples wedding photography.
  21. Looking for a creative designer with video editing skills to work on an international sports league. The location is in Bandra West. You can connect directly at Indrajit@iconssports.in or 8390615638 We are looking for somebody to join full time on an immediate basis.
  22. Top English News channel in South Mumbai seeking an intern for two months August 12th - October 12th. Internship is unpaid but fantastic opportunity to gain work experience in Media / Television field. Preference for freshers / students studying Journalism / Mass Media who have good command of written and spoken English. Working hours generally 11:00am - 7:00pm although may vary as required. Intern must be detail oriented, proficient with Microsoft Office, with solid writing skills. Knowledge of Editing Software Final Cut Pro (FCP) / Adobe Premiere Pro / Avid a big plus. Intern will receive certificate upon completion of internship. If interested, please respond immediately by emailing a copy of your resume to newschannelinternship@gmail.com
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    Festival allows entry to Release - Unreleased marathi film, short-film's of year. The festival is arranged by Ambar Bharari President Sunil Chaudhari, Nikhil Chaudhari and President of Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal.
  24. Pursue your passion and carry it forward. Submit your film soon..... https://buff.ly/2XpDuT5
  25. Karnataka State Film Awards are the most notable and prestigious film awards given for Kannada film industry in Karnataka, India. These are considered the highest awards for Kannada language films.
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    People converge for what has come to be known as a "mini Woodstock of films" No last dates, no selection procedure, no bureaucracy, no stuffed shirts..... just sea, sand and cinema..... Just land up with your film (and if you have not made a film just land up anyway, to view)... The time slots are chosen by the filmmakers on a first come first served basis and the schedule unfolds...
  27. The fifth edition of GIFLIF was held in Raipur, the capital ofChhattisgarh. It was inaugurated by Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on 5 January 2018 where actor Piyush Mishra's band Ballimaran, performed his famous poems like Ik Bagal' and 'Aarambh Hai Prachand'.
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