Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unfinished Goddess Kali Idol [ BW Version ]

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This year this was my second visit to Kumartuli during my stay of 2 weeks at Kolkata. Kumartuli is colorful and eventful almost always. There is a saying that goes like “we Hindus have 13 festivals to enjoy in 12 months”; and almost all of them need a separate kind of Idols and accessories. And Kumartuli is the one stop shop for all that.

I’ve posted both BW and color version of this image. Let me know which one you like better.

Venue : Kumartuli, Kolkata [ Calcutta ], West Bengal, India
Lens : Tokina ATX Pro SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Video: Speaking with tribal people in Chhattisgarh

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This was taken in the rural, primarily tribal district of Bastar in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. This couple I recorded here have been married for many years, and are the head of a large family that make tribal handicrafts for sale for (mostly) domestic Indian tourists. The man on the right (mostly unseen) was our multi-lingual local guide: he's mentioned in Lonely Planet India. We simply contacted the Chhattisgarh state tourism board office in Jagdalpur, and asked for an English-speaking guide. He is probably the only one, and he's excellent, so if you're planning to visit Bastar District, I'd suggest hiring him.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chase Alias', Empty Vessel: A Portrait of Charles

Tennie Tempah Written In The Stars feats Eric Turner from SuperStar Magazine

Tennie Tempah Written In The Stars feats Eric Turner from SuperStar Magazine on Vimeo.
Music video by Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner performing Written In The Stars. (P) 2010 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Disturbing London Records Limited under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas, Chosen for Chase Alias' Show :)(: Conceptualists' Video Series

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.
[ Full Screen recommended ]

Written and Directed by: Rodrigo Blaas

Produced by: Cecile Hokes

Music: Mastretta

Art Director: Alfonso Blaas

Lighting Supervisor: Jonatan Catalán

Character Technical Supervisor: Jaime Maestro

Character Design: Bolhem Bouchiba, Carlos Grangel,

Sergio Pablos, Santi Agustí

Animation: Daniel Peixe, ManueBover, Remi Hueso

Sound Design: Tom Myers and David Hughes

Post Production Coordinator: David Heras

Special Thanks: Keytoon, Next Limit, UserT38

Full credits: almashortfilm.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

squircles in c minor, first procession

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Just a bit of experimenting around with stills and music to see how they might compliment each other (and how the technical process might go). My music and squircles in this case, but anything from the wonderful Squared Circle group could've been used.

Due to the screen resizing, they are no longer squared however.

See part 2 of this video here.

TTV me

TTV me a video by halixia on Flickr.

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2nd part