The Mother

Oscars. Red carpet. Elizabeth. Vanity Fair Party, squeezing through. Frenzied media. Who's this guy in the Maharaja dress ? Better take his picture just in case someone pays for it. Elton John's party. Excuse me, did I step on your Prada shoes ? Oops, sorry, did I spill my drink on your dress as I [...]

Tricks of the Trade

A major benefit of working with experienced crew is seeing their methods to get work done quickly. When making films at school or with inexperienced friends you muddle through learning by trial and error. I cut a film recently and had a lot of trouble with a sequence. I was cutting at home on Adobe [...]

Love and Eternity 2

Pallavi asks : why does (love) have to be irrational and like a drug induced high.... all grand and emphasised through every action and thought... why cant it be allowed to be a little passive... to be allowed to wane a bit at times.... how much energy can be expected from one source and one [...]

Shiva and Parvati

Continuing with the idea that the constant attempt to find harmony between the Male and Female forces that drive the creativity of the Universe, here for those that are asking me questions is : The Story of Parvati After the death of Shiva"s first love Sati, Shiva isolated himself into a dark cave buried amongst [...]

The Assembly,

The editing department normally start on the same day as the film crew, this sounds odd to a lot of people I tell this to who seem to think we start once the crew have finished. It is important for an edit team to be working through the shoot for many reasons, both creative and [...]

Doubt ! part 2

Lu asked me : I do not understand your allusion to courage--why should it take courage to see the suspension of time? I do not see it as frightening or dangerous. What if instead of chaos we find absolute tranquillity? Lu, everyone has ther own experience, and I have no doubt that you will find [...]