Sunday, 17 May 2015

Mad Max - Fury Road Review




17th May 2015 Mad Max – Fury Road

Mad Max is the 4th film in the Mad Max series directed, produced and written by George Miller. We went to see the film in Inox Screen 1 with Dolby ATMOS sound. I couldn’t be more lucky to have seen it there.  This is evidently the BEST action film I’ve seen in all of time. The film is based in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have now become a wild inhumane race. In a stark desert landscape, the story is about journey of two rebels, Mad Max – a blood bank for the War Boys, and Imperator Furiosa on a wild ride to escape from the Citadel with their ruler (Immortan Joe)’s child brides in desperate hope for a better home. 

The film’s characters are so well rounded and their goals are so evident. The film is thrilling with some glorious visual effects. But what I was absolutely floored by was the fully rounded world that was created in the film. Everything seemed to have been so well thought out, from the vehicle rigs, the characters, tribes, landscapes, costumes - right till the colloquium. Sayings like ‘Witness me’ used by the War Boys was used so dramatically and timely.

The camera work, staging, and colour palettes were absolutely cinematic. I couldn’t stress on how important it is that audiences should watch this in a good theatre with a great screen and sound. George Miller has done such a fantastic job directing that you are always with the characters, jumping with them, feeling vengeful with them and feeling despair with them.

Lastly I’d like to mention the sound. The score is absolutely thrilling and jolting and keeps you at the edge of your seat. The sound design is just spot on, and watching it in a Dolby ATMOS theatre really made it a complete compelling experience.

After a little fishing I found out that George Miller has directed 3 more before this and now I’m definitely going to watch the remaining three. I really think the world designed is comparable to Avatar or the Star Wars Franchises. I’m giving this film a 10/10 on IMDB. I may change that opinion after my 2nd watch but for now, I’m so awed!!


 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Gift - Animated Short

7th May 2015

That's two films in a week I've seen which are AMAZING and with the same name!
This film is SO touching. I couldn't relate to it more. It's beautiful how they've shown true love in such a pure form. I guess it teaches us on how we should treat others and be treated ourselves. Absolutely beautifully directed and animated. :)

Enjoy!

Gift - Adopt Wisely

7th May 2015

I had to share this.

It's been a long time since I saw some genuinely moving and effective film. This one's close to me because it's got to do with animal welfare.
For the past few months I have been considering doing social work fulltime when there are no animation projects going on. I'm still in the process of figuring out how to contribute. Hopefully Ill be making films like these.
In creative fields we never know whether our work affects people or changes the way we look at things. I hope someday I can do that through my work, even if it's over the course of a year or a lifetime.

Please watch and share to spread the message.


Monday, 20 April 2015

Wine Lady

20th April 2015

Just experimenting with a new style. Really gone out of practice with the colour palette! Hope I get better with more such experiments.

Original image

B/W with noise


Edited composition with noise

Monday, 6 April 2015

Speedpaint Challenge W1D1

5th April 2015
Given myself a speed painting challenge for a week to get my understanding of colour and light stronger. Hope I keep this up. Consistency is the main thing!
30 min mark

60 min mark

original image

Monday, 30 March 2015

Back to basics


30th Mar 2015



It's been forever since an update. Every now and then we need to do speedpaintings to keep the ragas of art going. But that's when we're not too far behind. When we're too far behind, we need to go back to basics. i.e: Gestures. After what felt like years, me, Saatchi and Arvind sat down and sketched gestures together. My lines dont have the same flow or speed, but after the first page I definitely started getting the rhythm back. Atleast that's what I think. Here're those 3 pages.

page 1
page 2
page 3


Inorbit Mall Food Court

At Dadar Station before a journey home

Mumbai local
Mumbai local


Friday, 16 January 2015

SP#02 - Storm

15th Jan 2012
It was SO SO hard to get the form and the colours of the clouds right. Daym, I don't know how those Vis Dev artists do it. After a bit of basic round brush strokes I had to use a textured brush to give it a bit of clarity. It looked a bit too incomplete and too abstract. 37 minutes just flew doing this one.
Was hoping to keep it under 30 minutes tho!



Wednesday, 14 January 2015

SP#01 Baby Owl


14th Jan 2015


Did a speedpainting after REALLY long! It's been forever! I hope I keep this up. This is SP#01 for NY 2015! This owl didn't end up looking like the reference, but I think my eye either saturates things or desaturates them. Either ways he still looks like a really cute fluffball! >_<


Sunday, 11 January 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

11th Jan 2015

And a very happy new year to all!! I've been having the best of everything. Work is balanced with play so far - been travelling so much whenever a project ends! There's been a huge mixed variety of work we've been doing so far. Hopefully this year we'll kickstart with some great animation projects!

I finished my Professional Storyboarding Course with CGMA Academy and working on some commercial as well as personal work! Unfortunately everything we've got is still confidential until release, so will only be able to share that later. I only hope I manange to squeeze in time for personal work and fitness now! And then I'd have nothing to complain about. ;)

Happy New Year 2015 everyone! Hope to share something concrete soon! Until next update, enjoy this quick storytelling panel I did for fun.


The Greedy Pencil

This blog is a collection of (some of) my work, the art I do for fun, my inspirations and the sweat that goes into making animated films. Enjoy!