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  1. ameykatkar

    Any 2nd AD requirement??

    Hi bhaumik, I found this amazing forum while i was searching a website related to films on google, and i came accross desishoots, this is a great initiative by the admin and this is a great platform for young creatives and aspiring film makers...!!!!
  2. 6th December to 13th December 2012, Mumbai Contact details are here. Spectrum Asia Contemporary Asian films will be showcased in this section to capture the cinematic trends in Asian countries. First / Second Film Competition The Festival is starting a competition of first or second film made by Asian director. Director of the film must have debuted not before before one year of the festival. This competition will be adjudged by an International Jury. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 2,000. Best Short Film Competition Many aspiring young directors and film school students in Asia are making digital short fiction films. 8th Asian Film Festival is organising Short Fiction Film Competition. The idea is to hunt new talents in direction. Short Fiction Film made two years before the festival are eligible. Duration should be upto 30 minutes and in digital format - preferably DVD. Running time of more than 30 minutes will be at the discretion of Festival Director. This competition will be adjudged by an International Jury. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 1,000. Master of Asian Cinema Japanese master Akira Kurosawa first placed Asian cinema squarely on the world map with his classic, Rashomon by winning the Grand Prix at Venice International Film Festival in 1951. Thereafter, Asian cinema has slowly but steadily emerged into international spotlight by winning top awards at world's important film festival. The Award Winner will present some of these award-winning Asian films that bagged the top honours at Global film festival. Satyajit Ray Memorial Award Ths award will honour the person who's lifetime mission is to propogate film culture by running of film society, writing books or Magazine etc. Focus on One Asian Country A package of six to seven films will be screened showcasing the trends in cinema in that country Retro Tributes will be paid to Indian and Asian directors by organising Retrospectives of their films. Asian Film Culture Award The award will honour the achievements of Asian directors, who remain unknown to common cinemagoers in India. There is a little awareness about Indian directors in other Asian countries and vica versa. The award will be presented to recognise the achievement of the director in popularising Asian cinema and artistic achievement in cinematography. The award will be presented to the winner during the Festival's opening ceremony. Background: Cinema arrived in Mumbai, formerly Bombay on the western coast of India, in December 1896 with the package of first ever films made by Lumiere brothers. By 2000, the Mumbai Film Industry had truly acquired the dimensions of an Entertainment Industry, catering to the entertainment needs of a nation of one billion, currently poised on the verge of corporatisation and expected to touch a total turnover of Rupees 15,000 crores. India remains the only country perhaps where Hollywood has failed to capture the local theatres. The Hollywood blockbusters prefer to dub in regional Indian languages to gain foothold in the Indian market and compete with the indigenous cinema. In a country where Hollywood machinations, with its smart marketing and sleekly made films, have made a dent in India slowly in the last five years. However the concept of Asian Cinema is completely alien. It is interesting to note that while the Asian Cinema has been winning accolades in the international festival circuit, none of the SAARC countries screen Asian cinema commercially. It is not even much known in film society network of South Asia. The Asian Film Festival is one such beginning in the right direction. The Festival aims to establish interaction between Asian Film fraternity and create a dialogue with the West. Extending from Turkey to Japan, and divided culturally in the Middle East, West Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and the Far East, the Asian Cinema is as diverse and rich as its topography. Yet, the Asian countries share cultural similarities, and a comman socio-economis scenario. They are plagued by similar problems of poverty, illiteracy, population, lowly status of women. Cinema could be a comman bond, which could create awareness about each other amongst Asian countries.
  3. ameykatkar

    Free film making tools

    Dependent Films has an excellent collection of essential production documents that they are allowing for a free download. You may use them as they are, or as templates and customise them to your requirements. Either way, these are excellent documents to learn from and to work with. Download them here. Included downloads: Script Template for Word * A nice template for Word. Comprehensive menus and customizable macros. (69K) Script Maker Very simplistic template for Microsoft Word. Macro's make this template extremely easy to use. (53K) Simply Screenplay Once again, something we use periodically. Can be set up to format either screenplays or sitcom formats. (96.6K) These zipped templates are in the .pdf file type. Editing Log - (24K) * Field Tape Log - (8K) * Location Contract - (8K) * Camera Shot List - (12K) * Talent Release Form - (4K) * Call Sheet Template - (36K) * Location Relase Form - (12K) * Personal Release Form - (16K) * Location Scouting Sheet - (32K) * Production Budgeting Proposal - (20K) * These templates are in the .xls file type. Call Sheet - (7.27K) Daily Editors Log - (14.4K) Cast Contact Sheet - (7.27K) Crew Contact Sheet - (2.53K) Daily Continuity Log - (19.8K) Daily Progress Report - (6.22K) Easy Script Breakdown - (6.99K) Script Supervisor Notes - (3.48K) Daily Production Report - (4.82K) Continuity Synopsis Sheet - (18.1K) * StoryBoard Tools * Windows based program with simplistic, yet effective tools. Downloadable in .zip format - (1Mb) Widescreen (16:9) - 15 frames (5K .gif) Standard Ratio (4:3) - 20 frames (7K .gif) Standard Ratio w/ Overhead Plan (4:3) - 8 frames (9K .gif) Standard Ratio w/ Detailed Angle * (4:3) - 4 frames (8K .pdf) Standard Ratio: Simplistic * (4:3) - 9 frames (8K .pdf) Sample Location Contract * Downloadable in .txt format - (4K) Sample Performer Release * Downloadable in .txt format - (4K) Sample Script Agreement * Downloadable in .txt format - (4K) Sample Compensation Contract * Downloadable in .txt format - (4K) Camera Journal Printable Journal in .gif format - (47.2K) Equipment List Equipment List in Excel format. - (7.09K) Downloadable in .zip format Film Icons Random icons for your desktop. - (38.8K) Downloadable in .zip format Film Budget Detailed Budget in Excel format. - (29.5K) Downloadable in .zip format P.P. Databases Databases for your Palm Pilot - (38.0K) Color Bars SMPTE Color Bars for your computer Screen - (6.80K) Time Code Time Code Calculator for Camera number crunching - (247Kb) Vid Prompt Turn your computer screen into a teleprompter. Good program to have - (89.2K)
  4. I was speaking to a film distributor in West Bengal (one of the bigger ones) and asked him about the film distribution scenario over there. This is what he said:
  5. ameykatkar

    Raymond Vivan suit

    goood stuff Nidhi, Can we see more of your released work?
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