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Eternal Love

Sunil and Sarita hired me to cover the celebration of their 25th Wedding Anniversary and to celebrate it they organised a Khatushyam. This came in as a challenge as I had never covered an event like this before and I had to create a film telling a very romantic journey of the couple. So mixing a congregation in a occasion like this for a film was something I couldn’t digest at first. I was very much confused while planning the film but started meeting the couple to know their story and over a couple of meetings I knew everything about them. It is such an amazing story that I really didn’t care about anything else and started...

Love Notes

A few days back we were shooting yet another wedding film but this one had a really interesting story behind it. Today, most of us doesn’t really wanna take a chance of marrying a total stranger which is termed as “Arrange Marriage”. Love marriages have majorly taken over, in the past few years. But this was an arrange marriage and the kind of love and chemistry “Sunil & Sheetal” shared was beyond my imagination. I wasn’t ready to believe it at first place until we did their interviews and heard them talking about each other.   It was truly amazing to see how two strangers met through their families, agreed to get married, fell in...

Martyrs of Marriage ...

ABOUT THE FILM: Martyrs of Marriage is an Independent documentary film on misuse of IPC 498A also called the ‘anti-dowry’ law in India. The film chronicles lives of people who have been victimized due to abuse of this law, also accepted as ‘Legal terrorism’ by Supreme Court of India. Lakhs of...

Hemzi’s Buzz

November came and gone but I din’t realise when?  I was shooting day and night and that was my favourite month because The summers were pushed away by the winters. I love winters!!!! - Movember (Yeah! I have been participating since I got aware about it and this time I have grown full beard and moustache) I got an opportunity to participate in Sant Nirankari Mission (this year I shot & directed a documentary). Diwali…Party!!! My Mom & Dad’s anniversary. Party!!! Wedding season began in full-fledged way (Either I am shooting or attending, weddings are so much fun). A lot of shipments came in, added a lot of weight...

Happy Diwali | Lensb...

Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali!! I just recieved my Lensbaby Muse on the eve of Diwali and I went to check it out. Kind of loving it. Sometimes when I get blocked on the creative end such lenses help me calm down and adds a lot of fun. Below are some pictures I took with it (and...

Hello! Breakfast

I made this video, While I was vacationing with my friends in Ladhak. We were waiting for our breakfast and I was telling my friends that I always wanted to make a short video or film of the place I visit. Though I always click pictures when I travel for work or vacation. Video was something I always urged for but couldn’t execute it due to involvement of my friends and family who already are baring me for not giving much time to them. This time when I shared my thoughts with my friends and they happily agreed that I can leave the table for sometime and shoot. I picked up my camera and started shooting our chef who was cooking this...

Together For Life…

Here it is finally. The very first Wedding Film Shot and Directed by me. I never Thought that I would be making Wedding films ever but I am very much satisfied and looking for more such projects. One fine day I was surfing the internet and these stunning pictures came through my way, which happened to be clicked by a friend of mine. I started thinking about it with me capturing the video part. I know there are videos which are stored on Tapes and kept aside because they are special videos butut I also know there are videos which are always with you and that special feeling gets rejuvenated every day/week. So, I decided to make a short...

University of Illinois : GCP India 12-13

The Short Version (for University Website)   The Longer Version   University of Illinois approached me for this project in which I had to travel with the MBA students visiting India. I had to document their visit and present it in a video. It was fun shooting with them. They landed in Delhi and stayed in Delhi for 3 days then 1 day in Agra, 3 days in Mumbai and 3 days in Chennai. To really know how ones experiences one must be comfortable with one other and for that understanding of the understanding between each other is important. When you are filming someone and someone you don’t know and haven’t met before, there...

Phoneography –...

Like most of us out there who are experiencing the power of Cell Phone Cameras. I too am being one amongst you and I have to admit that the simplicity and freedom to capture things, moments, etc is making me lazy to keep up with my DSLR workflow. Sometimes, I just focus on editing too much...

Playing with my Spee...

It was 11:30pm and I unboxed my new speedlite, Canon 600ex-rt. So, I called up my friend who has hair like a bird’s nest and he was quite excited to come and be my model. We were quite fast in setting up mainly because of the handy speedlite (no wires!!!).I took several shots of him...

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What’s going on Delhi?

On the night of 16th december 2012, a woman was brutally raped while travelling in a bus with her friend, by 6 people including the driver. The woman struggled to live but couldn’t make it as the rapists severely injured her. I don’t want to comment on the law and order. I wish the victim’s family gets justice and overcome this incident. I love to click pictures but my intentions were different when I went to join the protest and then I saw people united and a hope that was rising. So, I couldn’t stop capturing few moments. Following images represent 1% of the actual scene at the protest carried by the nation against...

DesertssssS

I was attending a wedding and the section where Deserts were placed got my utmost attention and I couldn’t resist to take a few photographs. I also couldn’t resist to upload this here on my website, someone truly said “The Way To Man’s Heart Is Through His...

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Time-Lapse

My first ever time-lapse, created while setting up for a TV commercial of a wrestling company. I had no plans to make it but sometimes the instant plans work out well and the idea of creating a Time-Lapse clicked. I really like how the day changes to night and the effect you see above is all straight from the camera without any effects. It was shot on a single DSLR and the movements were created in the...

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Bulb Fiction

About The Film It all started when I was in my film school learning “how to light” in general and I noticed that I’m learning more about the safety hazards and the incidents which have happened in the past with film students while shooting. The light gets really hot and the beginners make some common mistakes. Though it was beneficial to know all that precautionary stuff but it had a negative impact on me for some reason. I was restricting my creative uses while shooting. Until a D.O.P (sadly I don’t remember his name) came to me and made me realize that it is just a minor thing and he was the one who asked me to...