Hollywood star Willem Dafoe found playing a largely silent role in 'Inside' a pleasure.
Every film is an archive—the Bombay of yesteryears is different from the Mumbai of today. The location where the film is shot can make or break it
P.M. Satheesh, Indian cinema’s go-to sound designer, creates soundscapes that breathe life into the moving picture to make the audience’s experience memorable
Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg doesn't regret turning down 'Harry Potter'.
Shaukat Khan runs a fleet of vanity vans with compact make-up rooms, toilet facilities and his ambitions
Kuldeep Sood, a sound recordist from another era when sensitivity to the world met improvisation of technique, talks about how sounds used to speak when words didn’t
Unlike South Asian women filmmakers from her time, including Fatma Begum, Parveen Rizvi, Shamin Ara, and Kohinoor Akhter, Sumitra Peries did not come to the director’s chair as an actress. In that sense, with her education...
Gripping, unlike DPing, isn’t a set job that comes with stardom or recognition; there are no awards instituted for grips, no red carpets or galas either. Yet they run the invisible machinery that creates magic within the...
Charu Shree Roy followed her dreams into films, edting, directing, producing. There’s no stopping her now
Alan McAlex is a maverick with an unusual life, a bit like the cinema he works for
A colony in the Mumbai suburbs provides artists comfort in terms of theatre spaces and some means of living
Tasked with illuminating film sets, a veteran light-man in Bollywood talks about how things have changed on set over time
For make-up artist and hair stylist Shabana Latif, life in Mumbai has been an uphill task especially when you are a single woman and a Muslim
Anthropologist Clare Wilkinson who has studied designers, assistants, hairdressers, craftspeople and crew, argues that there are different kinds of value...
In her evocative photo essay, Aradhana Seth gives us a glimpse of her creative world by showcasing some of her works in films like 'The Darjeeling Unlimited'...
Aradhana Seth builds magical worlds in her home, shrines with mytho-political Gods and dazzling sets that show an imagination simultaneously global and local
A filmmaker, archivist and connoisseur, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, has taken upon himself to restore classics and bring them to audiences
On the many achievements of contemporary digital cinema and the challenges ahead for cinematographers
Raj Surani entered the world of song and dance as a 14-year-old after the death of his father. Now he coordinates big-scale dances of Bollywood blockbusters
A VFX expert, Jayant Hadke, talks about what drives him to make magic happen onscreen in Indian cinema
Kabir Munaf Sheikh was film-crazy. Now he serves the stars
Co-ordinating junior artists requires respecting them, says Pappu Lekhraj
A casting director's job is more important and difficult than you think. Ask Nandini Shrikent
With changing technologies and the digital taking over, the old master projectionist is an extinct breed. So is the art
When an actor says to a casting director that 'struggle jaari hain', he confirms that giving up is not an option, the struggle goes on.
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