Sunday, 18 December 2016

Videography for Digital Films

Videography refers to the process of capturing moving images on electronic media, for example: videotape disk recording. The word Videography comes from the Latin word, where video means “I see” or “I apprehend” and Graphy means “To Write”, in short it means Videography. The term includes methods of video production and post-production.

Digital Videography

Digital videography in the late 20th century blurred the distinction between videography and cinematography. Any work related to outside commercial motion picture production is known as Videography.
There was an era where, with the advent of computers and internet, videography covered not only shooting video with the camera but also included the digital animation, gaming, video blogging etc. In this field, videographers produce their assets entirely on the computer.
A videographer can be a camera operator. Videography refers to a specific method of combining both pictures with the sound recording. There is way of creating a video by capturing moving images and combining and deducting the parts through video editing...Read More

Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cartoons- Part 2


Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cartoons- Part 2

  • A SPECIAL microphone, The Neumann TLM-170, was used to record Donald’s voice.
  • DONALD DUCK WON AN OSCAR for the 1943 animated short Der Feuhrer’s Face, which was              originally titled Donald Duck in NutziLand.
  • DONALD DUCK first appeared on the silver screen on June 9, 1934, in the animated short film, The Wise Little Hen.
  • WALT DISNEY said of the character: “One of the greatest satisfactions in our work here at the studio is the warm relationship that exists within our cartoon family...Read More


The VFX lab at MAAC Kankurgachi has been bustling with activity these past few months as The Invisibles spent hours poring over computer screens to wrap up the 24FPS’16 VFX Challenge. The clip of choice was one from 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and while it may have looked simple at the onset, it proved itself to be a worthy task for a challenge.
Any member of the team would say that the best journeys are the ones that are memorable, and over the past few months they have bonded wonderfully as they worked to finish the project.
From meeting to select the clip, to arranging the shoot and collaborating with one another during the crucial post-production period, there has been much they have learned. However, all good things must come to an end, and this year’s 24FPS competition is no exception.
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With months of hard work finally composited into around thirty seconds of footage on its way for judging, it was a bittersweet moment for the team members as they put up their poster on the centre’s event board.
Many little hurdles were overcome over adda-filled evening breaks – and a few sleepless nights at MAAC Kankurgachi to fill all the ticks on the work progress table. There was laughter and jokes on the final evening, and above all a sense of relief and accomplishment as the DVDs were labelled and packed.
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Now that the project is over, it’s time to unwind and the team is looking forward to the upcoming awards ceremony in Mumbai. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for these fifteen...Read More

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Importance of Lighting in Photography

Today we are going to discuss about the importance of light during “Photography”. Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “Photography” comes from Greek words, ‘Photo’ means light and ‘Graphics’ means drawing. Hence photography can be described as “Drawing with Light”
 Lighting plays a crucial role in photography. Without light there is no illumination. It can bring a photograph to life. It can generate effects, including spectacular shadows and silhouettes. Say for example- In a room without illumination everything is pitch black we can’t see anything, taking a shot assuming the camera allows to produces a solid black photograph. Now if we switch on the light everything is illuminated.
Lighting determines not only darkness or brightness but also tone, mood and atmosphere. Therefore it is necessary to control and manipulate light correctly in order to get the best texture, vibrancy of color and luminosity of the subject. Without good light, even the most compelling subject won’t make for an interesting photograph.
 Even natural light comes in four basic varieties. Soft light, front light, side light and back light. Soft light works best for colorful subjects.
  1. Softlight: While direct sunlight emphasizes the contrast between light and dark soft light heightens color contrasts, and can emphasize subtle tints that would be lost in the sun...Read More 

The Art of Animation – A Brief History

Broadly speaking, the term ‘Animation‘ means the art of moving images.
Now, animation is of two types, one is the traditional animation, and the other is the computer animation. Traditional animation is done purely by drawing the different poses of a character or an object on special types of semi-transparent papers, known as celluloid sheets.
It is also known as cel animation. Whereas, Computer animation is done using the different software which are specially designed to carry out such types of task eg 3Ds Max, Maya etc to name a few. Traditional animation was being done long before personal computers were invented.
Computer animation is again subdivided into two types. One is the 2D animation and the other is the 3D Animation.2D animation deals with two dimensional shapes which move on a two dimensional plane. Here the characters are designed using 2D shapes like circles, ovals, rectangles etc. Tom & Jerry, Chhota Bheem , Doraemon are good examples of 2D animation.
3D animation deals with three dimensional shapes, which move in a three dimensional space. In case of 3d animation, the characters or objects are modeled using 3d shapes, like sphere, cone cylinders etc.Ice Age is a good example of a 3d animated movie.
In case of animation, different poses of the same character or an object are made in a sequence either by sketching or digitally and then they are moved in rapid succession to create an illusion of a fluid movement. Each of these drawings is referred to as frames. The speed at which the frames move is referred to as frame rate. It is measured in frames per second or fps. The normal broadcasting frame rate is kept at 24fps...Read More

Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cartoons- Part 1

With this infographic we will bring some unknown facts about yours Favorite Cartoons Characters.
 Show White
  • When adjusted for inflation, Snow White still ranks as the top grossing animated film of all-time
  • All of Snow White’s blush was done by hand. For a more natural look
  • In 1944, Snow White became the first film to ever release a soundtrack...Read More