Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Improving Cartooning

R K Laxman was the best cartoonist in India. Bal Thackeray was also good. Mario Miranda too. Ajit Ninan Mathew too is. Sudhir Dhar had a fine humor and had simple lines.
But somehow I liked R K Laxman a lot. His cartoons seemed to tell stories which seemed close to my level of understanding.
But can I improve my drawing to his level? As I feel, I need to draw diagonals in a square, rectangles both ways fast and accurate quickly. Then I have to do this in ellipses and circles. But at the same time I need to make the squares and rectangles accurate in length and angles.If I master these, then my observation and imaginations will come into consideration.
I wish to cartoon better than Daniel Craig !!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kuch Filmy Baatein !!

If I were to be a part of team making a film I would use the following strategies :-

  1. Music - Music is important. And I will recommend my name to the team for music direction. I can play dafli and singing; and I am confident of driving inspiration to the music team. And together we can give good music.
  2. Cameraman - I will insist on sets and costumes. Therefore, I will ask the cameraman to focus on sets and costumes. Not too much on character or actors.
  3. Screenplay - I am confident of helping the team in converting a novel to screenplay. There is a good concept here. A funda !!
  4. Acting - I will insist on hand and eye movements and also face movements more. Like Kathakali dance. It might be exaggerating but meaning will be conveyed more.
By the way, there are some good short films made nowadays. I have forgotten the website name. The movies are about 15 to 20 minutes and some of them are good. I saw about three short films, courtesy NDTV.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A 400 year old house

I was born in a house which was 400 years old. I was born on a Sunday in my village in Kumbakonam. I possibly picked up the habit of controlling evil immediately.
Later I went to Kolkata as my father worked there.
Delhi life was different.
But now I feel there is no point in dying for evil. Because I control evil pretty well.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Latest in IT World

So, these are the interesting happenings in IT and mobile arena.
1) Lima is a terabyte level personal cloud like device. You store media and files in Lima. All your other devices like tablets phone and laptops can then use these files. (By the way I have probably only 1000 songs. But I wrote higher number in my other blog because I had other devices with copies !!)
2) Microsoft's to be installed Windows phone app now has an extension .xapp. But I think you can make it available in Windows Phone Store. However, there is a payment. But the earlier .xap Windows Phone App is also supported. I have checked this out.
3) Windows 10 will make file sharing more synchronous across its devices. So possibly, a Windows phone altered file can be immediately accessed on the Windows laptop.