Ishanee Sarkar |


Guide Arun Gupta
Sponsor Self Sponsered
Keywords colour tone;editing;science;visceral imagery

Clinic explores the idea of companionship and how science can be exploited to fulfill certain human needs. Piku is the protagonist of the film; he is actually a dog who has transformed into a human being. Piku is locked away by three doctors, and though he is conditioned to behave like a human being, he still craves for the freedom of the streets.

After sifting through a plethora of stories, it was decided to work on a story called Dog. The reason for choosing this story was based on the need to explore challenging styles of filmmaking as well as delve into the complexity of binaries involving a human being and an animal. Though a short film, the story was dynamic and thought-provoking as well.

The film was kept short and jagged to create visceral imagery that could have a certain impact and raise questions rather than allow the viewer any feeling of catharsis or comfort. The element of horror was incorporated in the film not as a device to scare the audience, but to evoke feelings of intrigue. It was realised that by converting the colour tone of the film to gray-scale, the story would convey a feeling of desolateness that it so rightfully needed.

Editing is not a clinical process, but an organic one. It is a process that takes time and dedication as well as patience and analysis. This project was an experience that not only helped one evolve as a filmmaker, but taught the finer nuances of pre-production planning and time management. The shoot, where a large number of people had to be dealt with, also taught how to work with a large number of people in a competent manner.
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