Teaspoon – Award Winning Hindi Short Film 2015 by Aban Bharucha Deohans

Rajiv, wife Kavita, and Rajiv’s father, live in an apartment. Rajiv works as an Insurance agent, and travels a lot. Kavita represents a Cosmetic company and works from home, as she cannot leave her paralytic father-in-law alone. Also, a habit that Kavita hates is the manner in which the old man summons her. He mulishly hangs on to a Teaspoon, which he uses to bang on the bedpost to call her. And what’s frustrating is that he never does this when Rajiv is at home. Hence Rajiv cannot understand Kavita’s frustration. A fight over dinner escalates and the resentment is carried forward to the next morning. Series of incidents become ingredients of a Molotov cocktail that lead to a disturbing end.

Directed by – Aban Bharucha Deohans
Cast-
Kavita : Sree Swara
Rajiv: Vaquar
Father –in-law: Bomi Dotiwala
Friend: Neeru Chopra
Writer & Director: Aban Bharucha Deohans
Music Director: Rajat Dholakia, Rajesh Singh
Sound Designer Bishwadeep Chatterjee
DOP: V. Narayanan
Editor: Sandeep Sethy (AFE)
Production Designers: Madhu Sarkar, Rinku and Bhawani
Costume Designer: Aparna Shah
Executive producer: Rahul Chowdhry
Producer: Kiran Doha’s

Pather Panchali: A Living Resonance

‘Pather Panchali’ (Song of the Road), directed by Satyajit Ray was made in 1955, but more than 50 years after its completion, the film continues to resonate today among audiences, filmmakers and critics alike. What is it about the film that allows for its continuing relevance both in India and abroad? ‘Pather Panchali – A Living Resonance’ travels back to locales where the characters within Apu’s world came alive. With interviews from Richard Attenbourough, Sandip Ray, Girish Kasaravalli and many other admirers of Satyajit Ray who try to interpret the film, what emerges is the struggles that went into the making of the film, the nuances behind Ray’s humanist interpretation of the world and his relentless dedication to his art.

Easy Audio for DSLR

If you are new to audio recording and struggling to get crisp and useable audio from your DSLR camera, this talk from Alex from Source Distribution gives some practical insight, tips, and info on the techniques and products which will help you do just that.

All audio in this presentation was recorded with a RØDE smartLav, going into an Apple iPhone using the RØDE Rec App. A little UAD LA2A, Little Labs VOG and Neve 1073 processing was used to even out the dynamics and sweeten the recording.