Today I realized once again why I chose to take up filmmaking! For every muscle that pains in my body today, for every second of the headache that I am experiencing right now, for the barely-any-breathing time that I've had in the whole day, I have with me, a thousand fold satisfaction!
An ad shoot. A crew of 3 plus 2, a cast of 2. A small room of 5m X 5m. And a spirit that was calm yet high on energy, firm yet smiling. And I did the whole thing with such delight bubbling within!
I'm just so supremely happy! Although I haven't seen the rushes yet, I suspect I've been able to translate exactly what I wanted to. The set came out beautifully! Even more than I had anticipated. Although I dearly felt the lack of a jimmy jib(lol! I know... too much expectation!), what we managed was great!
I feel SUCH a bubbling warmth that only work can provide. Ah well, as if anything else in life can ever come out like you want it to!
Thank you, whatever powers that be,for everything. I just hope work(apart from family) shall continue to lend meaning to me forever, for I suspect anything else can matter so much to me anymore. As life goes on, so many illusions get shattered, and simplicity disappears between the folds of its pages. The one thing that still, somehow sometimes manages to smile with perfection, is work. And today, I might have just got my share of it! :)
Thanks a bunch Faroooq, Pratik, Sammy, Shambu bhai and Jagdish bhai for all the help. Thanks a million to Punnu and Tatatou.Nea Thankoo Neha for the pictures and Tyagi for the timely help. And a big thank you to everyone who helped me with the sets, location etc, especially, Mrs.Sukhvarsha, our chief warden.
Amma, appa, Swethu- thank you for all the support.
P.S.: Yes, that pretty much reads like an Oscar speech! :P LOL. That was not the intention at all. It is just some delightfully happy simple rambling of a marginally uncomplicated girl! :D
Off I go to shoot again! :D