Filmmaking

I have a vision. Will I make you see it on screen?

Just A Bunch Of Confused Souls

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel confused about the pursuit they think they must pursue?

When you come across a new wonder and you think, “YES! This is the thing I want to do! I just couldn’t say it or comprehend it.” and then work on your way towards that only to come across another interesting thing and think about this with the same enthusiasm, then you begin to feel confused about what your time deserves.

They tell us to pursue the thing which you love the most, but what if we aren’t able to figure out what that really is?

Will we have enough time to learn that new interest and put a dent in the universe? Or is the current interest “the one”?

What if we want to pursue both the interests? Will we be successful then?

I pondered over these thoughts for a long time, until I came across a TED talk.

It was labeled, “why you’re going to FAIL in your career.” by Larry Smith.

It was a very interesting watch. According to the man, there are only two types of careers –

1. Bad Careers.

2. Great Careers.

Those who look for the good careers FAIL. Those who convince themselves that they don’t deserve great careers because they aren’t geniuses like Steve Jobs or Einstein fail as well.

He also talks about another excuse people make when they hunt for “good” careers.

Our parents / guardians / whoever, convince us that if we work hard, then we’ll have good careers; So, logically, if we work really, really hard, then we’ll have great careers. WRONG!!!!!

The world loves to exploit us and make us work really hard, and believe me, the world will give us many, many opportunities to work really, really hard. But is that the path to walk to reach the “great career” land??! No!!

In our pursuit of happiness, we find many interests and if you can’t find them, then you’re living a boring and an out-cast life. And like love, which happens so beautifully to all of us, one of those interests develops into a passion. That happens so unexpectedly that we won’t even notice it’s happening to us and then we fall into its arms. Sound familiar? 😉

It’s that passion that drives us to have a great career and nothing else. Not your good grades, not your sob story, not your interest, but your passion.

So, don’t waste your life living someone else’s.  ( Steve Jobs reference xD )

Find your passion.

Funnily enough, by the time I finished writing this post, my drive to pursue all my interests is rejuvenated. So, yaay wordpress!

We will not let exam results decide our fate

I have never been a fan of how the education system works. Some may disagree, but most colleges don’t function like how Harvard or MIT does.

With that thought in mind I watched this video a couple of months ago and it completely changed the way I thought about everything. It made me see that the society is based of hypocrites and we must learn to disregard them and just do what we do best, no matter what that is.

This video is for everyone. So, spare 5 minutes and give it a watch. I promise you, it’ll be worth your time.

The movie continues

The series of tests just got over and everyone’s finally free!
I was so excited about the movie project that I could not focus on those tests and worked on the movie plot instead.

The co-writers, including me, met up today and discussed about the movie plot and we were impressed by it.
Usually, the creators are critical with what they do and they try to change it to make it perfect, but with this, the plot was already brilliantly written. There were a few loop holes here and there and that was what the meeting was about.

We were on fire while discussing about the plot, that we were able to extend the story with more twists and turns and make it an actual film.
For that to happen, we would have to talk to local producers and pitch our idea; convince them to produce our movie, while I directed it.

But we thought, “once step at a time fella” and stuck to the short film that we planned 😀

What do you want to do?

There are a series of tests starting from today. The results of which assign a value to me and my self worth is determined by that by the society.
What if my strengths lie elsewhere?
Then these results and scores shouldn’t matter to me or to the society.
It’s nothing more than a distraction; tasks which consume time, which otherwise could be used to do something productive.

Sadly, the short film will be stalled by these tests because the other people involved in the movie are also studying for these tests.
Another sad thing is that dropping out is not that easy here in India. The society plays a MAJOR role. I know it really shouldn’t matter, but the parents come into picture and the pressure just builds and smothers you; it eventually shuts you up, leaving you with no choice but to suck up to whatever they want you to do.
The engineering course is not what I thought it would be. I can only sulk about it.
In the end, there is no option to quit.

The filming journey begins.

You’ve all heard of Christopher Nolan. Yes, the one who directed the dark Knight trilogy, inception and the prestige to begin with. The way he makes every single movie and the actors he picks are all ingenuous. 
Batman was just a bunch of comic books I read when I was a kid, but after watching Nolan’s dark Knight movies, I looked at batman as a liberator despite being an adult.
Nolan defined each character in every single one of his movies perfectly.

 

Until now, I had been an avid fan of entrepreneurship and starting a tech business or any business which had the potential to grow. 

I still do. But, the field has changed.
I don’t know if it’s childish to say this, but Nolan inspired me to make movies which tell a different kind of story.

This is when I came up with a story that would make the audience go “huh? wait a minute!!!”. This is when both my worlds collided. Tv shows/movies and business. The business of movies.

I’m off to make a short movie based on that story I mentioned earlier despite the academic obstacles which I’ll have to face.
Follow me on my journey to know more for I’ll be posting about the progress 🙂