Friday, January 3, 2014

2013-14 : Kuder Pada Cinematography/Stills

Late 2013, and early 2014, I participated as the sole cinematographer in the making of the short film , "Paudha : the plant" .

It was filmed totally on location in Kuder Pada (on the outskirts of Badlapur, 68 kms from Mumbai) , and  partly in Badlapur itself.

I shot the entire film on my Canon 1100D DSLR, and completely edited the film myself.  This film was shown in the Short Film Showcase program of SAAM TV Marathi, on 26 November 2014, during the morning and evening session.

Presented below are photographs of the actual Kuder Pada location.

The Video of the film Paudha: the plant, appears at the end.

                                         An abandoned kitchen store room

                                 A typical  yard : children will be children

                                          The Mother leads; they follow .   

                   The needs of firewood  and stocking it all up.

                        A random collage of the unavoidable and the new

                                                 And the land provides

                                                          The tilling fields

                     Lodging, Boarding, Working , Recreation ; all in one

                     Busy times at the Pada: harvesting,storing, safeguarding