Shooting ratio’s,

Kedar asked me what my shooting ratio is generally; Masoom, my first film was shot 3:1.... Mr India, which was a visual effects film was naturally bigger, But when I did Bandit Queen, I was asked to shoot a minimum of 10:1 Elizabeth was probably about 10:1 Four Feathers must have gone up to 20:1 [...]

Post Production !!

So here I am, back in London to come to terms with what I've done. Meantime Jill Bilcock has done an assembly (which means she has strung everything together in sme sort of linear way in order for the film to make sense ... ... the people at Working title (the producers) have seen the [...]

The Break

I am travelling in India right now taking a break, while my editor, Jill Bilcock is getting the assembly ready. Which essentially means that she is interpreting the masses of material I shot into something that actually makes emotional and narrative sense to view !! A film is always.. first interpreted at the script level. [...]

Stone and Wood

Bill asked "Does stone and wood also play a metaphorical role in "The Golden Age"? And given all the wood in the ships, is there a metaphor of the ships being organic or transient as well? Does stone play a role? Or has the approach to set design changed for "The Golden Age"?" Bill, every [...]

Golden Age Music

Ashwin asked : could u comment on the music of the really eager to know how and what kind of music a r rahman has made and when the soundtrack will release...thanks 🙂 Aswin, the music for Golden Age is being co composed by A R Rahman and Antonio Pinto. For those that don't [...]

The last day ..

This is Shekhar again. Thank u Justin for holding the daily blog together so infomatively and so entertainingly. And thank you Melainie for your wonderfully emotional blogs for your all too brief visit to out sets from Australia So what does that last day mean ? Relief ? The end of fatigue ? Not at [...]

..and Cut.

Monday 31st July. 5.10 PM H Stage, Shepperton Studios. The eightieth and last day of principal photography today and so my last entry on this production blog. It was some 13 weeks ago, during a night shoot at Westminster Cathedral, that Shekhar first asked me to start blogging about the production and the history [...]

Love and Exploration

Friday 28th July. 11.30 AM A Stage, Shepperton Studios. Our last day on a revamped A stage which has now become a room in Raleighs London home, Durham House. Its also our last day with Clive and Abbie. With only three more shooting days left, today is our last major dialogue scene as Raleigh [...]