Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our interns chat with the Graphics Team

Intern Diary-Week 5: Signing Off

Dear Diary,

Today is the last day at work, and like each new place loads one with a whole lot of new things to learn, I got my new set of ‘things I learnt’ too; about people, new equipment and software, which I hope to use when I go to film school.

I will miss Akka’s warm coffees, random heated talks about food and IPL matches at the lunch table, Bailey (of course) and how close I was to people with skills and software that fascinate me. Trust me when I say this: learning to use Adobe After Effects has changed the way I see animated videos and
also other videos in general. Although I crib about waking up at ungodly hours of the morning, the fact that each shoot will teach me new things and make me meet new people was what acted as a shot of caffeine and made me jump out of the bed. But just as the best of the best food doesn’t last forever,
time here at Studio 33 has come to an end too.

Working here has brought me one step closer to my dream. I feel braver and much more confident about the next few steps that I need to take in the days to come.

Thank you Studio 33.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Intern Diary-Week 1: Signing In

Dear Diary,

One week in, and I feel like I am the most amazing photographer (not true, for obvious reasons. But hey! Let me live in my bubble for a moment.) My friend Darshana (urf Daaru) and I have been here at Studio 33 for precisely 5 days now. We certainly didn’t expect this kind of chill-ness from a corporate film production company but clearly the world hasn’t ceased to surprise me yet.
The first two days included reading up on the basics of video-, photo-, and audio-graphy along with how to be a decent blogger. Seeing how reading big words can make us sleepy, I decided to distract Daaru by having a little fun with Cards Against Humanity silliness.

On Wednesday we drove off the check the first shoot, which was about a catering company. There were lights, camera and I assure you about the action. Did we learn something new? Pft, yeah! We learnt about lights and how it changes so much about a scene, how camera angles can make so much of a difference, about really cool and new equipment which makes taking stable videos and photos really easy, and the best thing we learnt is to not to enter any space, for that matter, when onions are either being cut or even peeled. Not to mention, it’s amazing how receptive the crew is especially about taking time to teach the interns about how the shoots are supposed to happen.

Thursday was a little more relaxed when we finally went through all the photos of the previous day’s shoot and picked the best pictures to be put up on the website.

Now Friday. That was a blast! We went for a music video shoot and spent the whole day watching the actors. I even got to be a model… for the lighting purposes (tee hee). But on a serious note, it was amazing learning about how lighting can affect the mood of a single shot from a crewmember who actually spent time explaining each point about ISO and aperture i detail. It’s a day to remember.

This is me, Esha, signing out. Looking forward to next week! 


Friday, June 3, 2016

Studio 33 - Week 3

This week has been a rather calm week as our main goal was to finish editing the wedding videos and make a rough cut. Four big folders, over five hundred videos and hours of footage later, we're finally done. After all that it feels as though we know who everyone is and were part of the wedding as well. We learnt some of the shortcuts of Premier Pro but more than anything we learnt that editing is not as easy as it might seem, keeping the deadlines, technical errors and not to forget the power cuts
in mind. Always Ctrl+S (save) kids, always.

But just as soon as your mind might start to drift, you could always recharge by playing a game or two of fooseball or badminton. With the start of the rainy season, it was no surprise that we got stuck in the office one day because of the thunder storms but more than panic or anxiety about how or when we'd reach home, everyone was just chilling and getting on with their work. This place really does feel like a home away from home, especially when you are met with pakodas on a stormy evening.

- Sanjana and Shreyanka
The Interns of May 2016