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Steenbeck Edit Suite

Our first Editing Station – The 16mm Steenbeck

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  This is our first Edit station.. a 16mm Steenbeck Two of the spools were for audio and one was for video.. well film not video.  The film ran through and reflected light from a halogen lamp created an image on the ground glass. We were using this back in the 80’s and it’s amazing to […]

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Films – idea to screen

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You just have to give in and trust the process, no matter how drawn out, mundane, over simplified, process oriented and boring it seems. People have been making films and telling stories for quite a while now and have pretty much figured out what we need to tell a good story. Methods differ, some people […]

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Mystery Climbing Fish!!??

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Filming in Ranthambhore we’d pass this point four times every single day. This was post monsoon as the last of the flowing water was slowly pulling back and supply to smaller pools was stopping. A few months back I had spotted a pair of keelbacks hunting in this pool and so by default I would […]

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Sony A9 Alpha – mini review

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Got a chance to test out the Sony A9 with Sony glass and i jumped on it! The timing was perfect! I was filming Sarus cranes on the outskirts of Delhi and was looking for a camera B option. Enter..the A9! I’d used the A7s & SII previously, had liked it and grumbled about the […]

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When turtles visit Rushikulya

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Ravi never sleeps. Or he hasn’t slept for the last 5 days. Working everyday, he keeps an eye out for the returning olive ridley turtles that visit his village beach every year. He called us a few days back, his voice excited and shrill through the telephone. No scientists have predicted this yet, he told […]

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Khullam Khulla is on Youtube!

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Khullam Khulla our show from waaaay back is now on youtube and has a facebook page too! This was one first few shows on air with puppets and animation specifically made for pre schoolers and Big B himself came out and showed his support. With a crazy gang of puppeteers and writers we had a […]

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Supermoon with our Longest Lens!

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The Supermoon this time was supposed to be the closest it’s ever been in the last 100 years or something like that. There seems to be a bigger and better Supermoon each year now!! Anyway.. So here it was.. the night coming in fast. We did our setup quick as we could with the FS7, […]

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Best fun we ever had – Spinning in Rajasthan

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Total lack of budget combined with 1 camera + 1 Lens + 1 simple idea (pre Selfie craze we may add) The best 10 days travelling through Rajasthan and getting all these wonderful people to take photos of themselves while spinning..  Impossible to not smile while watching this! 🙂 Music by Aditya Bhasin from Rajasthan […]

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