This day was a super special day.
We managed to shoot about 5 scenes-in which there was one scene where in we shot death of the protagonist-for which we were able to achieve a yellow melancholy.There was no electricity here-so at nights we shot a runaway scene by lighting with natural diyas.Then we shot a bunch of small scenes and then a single take to end the day.We worked 16 hours this day and were very hungry by the end of the day.It was a very satisfactory day.And having put together the scenes-i feel a small tinge of yayy!I began to wonder about the grand collaboration that is cinema.Death scene was shot with an ensemble of non professional villagers mourning at the death of protagonist.The light design of this particular scene felt so mathematically right.In the midst of it,I saw three children staring at the commotion-The cameras,boom Mike's,gels,crowds mourning,an actor playing dead,an air full of cries..their reaction defied our expectations of what we would get.Cinema seemed a search-the shore for which seemed such moments of amazement and wonder.At that moment what they felt seemed very truthful-for in our fiction they were able to convey a documentary truth.Something I've always been interested in...to observe the Observers.
Probably my favorite shoot day of the year.
And this photo kinda encapsulates that subtle joy connected to having achieved this scene.
And it wouldn't have happened without @abhi_kalakaran & @unni_mon_ .
Miles to go before we sleep bros-
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