Sunday, 1 September 2013

An Interview

This is an interview that I conducted with Deepak Ram of D-Art Productions. The questions were based on D-Art, Photography and Video making.

What would you prefer: being a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond?
   I prefer being a big fish in a big pond.

Do you agree to the statement "There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what you are."              
  It's not just me and my camera... It's us and our camera. Whatever we do, it's not just me it's the entire crew. And limitations are relative. What appears good for me may not appeal to others. They may consider it as a limitation sometimes.
I personally believe there is no limitation. If we can imagine we can do it. And what you see through camera is not me. That's my character when I'm acting and my imagination when I'm directing and editing. It doesn't define me completely: just shows my acting or directing skills. How good I'm in it or how bad again it depends.      

Is there any particular person or group who has inspired D-Art?              
 Myself.
 I always wanted to do something like this. Form a team for this. But was in search of a good team and a situation. Now everything's sort of coming together so just started off.

With more and more people especially youngsters venturing into photography, video making. What would be one piece of advice or suggestion that you would like to give them.
  Don't hide your dreams. Try to achieve it. It may not come out as good as you expected in the first try, but with a mistake you will learn new ways on how to make it better. Don't give up and follow your dreams.
 And as you said with many people coming into this field, try to make your mark among the crowd. Try to stand out, be innovative.
 Innovation is the most important aspect in one's life for any matter. Not only video or photography.

Even now movie making, photography is considered as a taboo in Indian society. What's your say on this?
 I didn't know that it was considered as a taboo. And personally I don't believe in all these. If one has the capability of doing something creative just do it. Don't think too much about these silly taboos.
 Personally these kind of taboos are set by people who are jealous of people who can do creative work. Just because they can't they deny it saying it's a taboo. And I disagree with most of the society stereotypes like can't marry from different religions etc etc.. I am not going too deep into it.
 So what I'm saying is there will always be forces to pull you down, but don't give a damn to it. Do what you love and love what you do. That's all that matters here. 

VENTURE

Hi there,

Presenting to you all the first venture of D-Art Productions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ess7f3-UT_0
Hope you guys like it. And feel free to post your comments.