"now anyone with a phone can shoot a film"
1. Is it comfortable to direct a film in cellphone camera ?
yes it is very much comfartable to make a film on mobile..it's portable, you can shoot at any place
2. Then what about the video quality ?
yaa video quality is bit a problem..but as far as you are able to convey your message to the audience, it's ok i guess...what one can do is..should have a good cell phone with widescreen resolution
3. Kindly brief us about mobile film making ?
The process is pretty much simple...have a good script with u...have a decent cell phone camera with you and shoot it...itz way too simple that shooting on large cameras...one can have that rough look to the film and can make it look real
4. What are the various views of people you see for mobile film making ?
People have the perception that making a movie on mobile is difficult but I would like to say that making a movie on mobile is very simple..I think it's the future for independent film makers
5. What do you think as the merits and shortcomings in mobile film making ?
There is a long list of advantages that go along with shooting on a mobile phone. For one, now anyone with a phone can shoot a film. The only thing stopping you, is you! The camera is also able to shoot in locations that were before restricted by how large and bulky the camera was, with a phone; any room is now a set for your film. This gives the films a sense of unpredictability and spontaneity because we can now almost literally go anywhere. For the most part, the images will be too grainy if shot from too far away, so the subjects are kept close to the camera. Many people like the effect, this has on the film as it makes it seem more intimate and engaging.
6. What is your memorable incident in mobile film making ?
I made my first film "compassion" on mobile phone and the great thing is the child actor who is the hero of the film doesn't even knew he was on camera
7. How was your experience with Abhinav Nayak,director of "Status updated" ?
yaa working with Abhinav for me was a total learning process..I was assisting him during the film "status updated"..and my role was to manage the shoot..and yaa Abhinav is very hardworking guy and I'm sure he is one of the future's best director
8. What's your future plans ?
I'm 18 yrs and currently completing my graduation in mass media - advertising and after completing my graduation i am planning to join a film school and keep making movies...!
9. Do you think that true talents are recognized ?
yes I do think so... the perfect example for me would be again Abhinav sunder Nayak..his byte recently got published in the news paper so i think "yes industry recognizes talent"
10. What's your view on CDTV ?
I think CDTV is one of the very few channels which promote young talents and provides a platform for upcoming film makers like us to show our work to the world..I think CDTV is doing the great job of promoting upcoming talent and motivates to do work.
Karan Joshi was interviewed on 14/01/2011