Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Yes, making a film is much more than a college assignment. i just went through Nemy's blog and saw a post on how she's 'having fun' making her first movie. She's pretty correct when she supports the popular opinion and says 'Documentary is safe and fiction is fake.'
But I don't know why, i find making a fiction simpler (You know I am this lazy creature who just hates running after officials for permissions!). And you know, this is my second film, so I can be called 'one-film-old' in terms of experience (Uff, bloody airs!).
But i am not writing all this because I want to talk about my film, but I want to talk about something else. It's called TEAMWORK. Whenever I have worked in a team, I have always deliberately taken the whole responsibility on my shoulders, with that I-am-a-workaholic-so-let-me work attitude (Bloody airs again!)
But this time I have team members who have been willing to work; willing to contribute. Exciting! I have been made the official leader of the group, but looking at the way things are going, it's pretty satisfying to see 5 leaders. It's good to see everyone work.
I don't know whether we'll be able to make a good fiction or not. I don't know whether we'll be able to manage each and every desired shot or not. I don't know whether we'll be able to succeed or not.
I don't know about the result, but what satisfies me is the fact that WE are working!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I wrote this poem when our college shifted from nizamuddin to the present location. It was disappointing, when compared to the older one, but i just wanted to force myself to be optimistic. Now we have spent almost 7-8 months here and we have learnt having fun here , shooting here, writing here; living here too. While flipping through my diaries, i found these lines of mine, bringing back memories of that moment; the moment i saw the new campus...
i was disappointed,
trying my best to be optimistc!