Monday, February 21, 2005

Hugging Mother Ceremony [ 3:46 min]

Behold the Amma, South India's famous hugging mother! After a brief appearance, we see the grandeur of the ceremony and the miles of people assembled to pay their respects to the woman who hugs for a living. Some freaky dances and costumes, and even a few bands perform too. And the twist at the ending, the outside... Downloads HERE.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Grim Reaper Haunts A Quiet Indian Town [1:51min]

This video shows a PETA (People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals) demonstration in Ahmedabad, India, with a grim Reaper trying to kill a cow with his sickle of death. Leather is murder, the onlookers are told. Dowloads HERE.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Box Maker [53 sec]

The Box Maker, as you will realise after watching this film, is not a human being at all! It is a humanoid box-making machine that sits and makes boxes all day. Kindly notice that the speed of his hands is not a special effect by Soumyadeep Paul, the film-maker. The shot is presented to you as-is and wondrous! Download here.

Moustache Dreams [2:43 min]

Salvador Dali used to say that his moustache was antennae for alien signals, the way he recieved messages from outerspace. Check out this video clip to see the longest, coolest, funkiest, hairiest moustaches on the blue-green-gold planette! A film by Soumyadeep Paul. Download HERE.

Glimpses of The Land of Sand and Sun [ 59 sec]

This film is a montage of footage shot in Pushkar, Rajasthan.With no particular focus the film shows you images you might otherwise miss in the crowded streets... A film by Soumyadeep Paul. Downloads HERE.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Legends of Mud and Flesh [ 3:36min]

Durga, the Hindu Goddess, according to the Wikipedia: Durga was created as an warrior goddess to fight the demon Mahisashur who had unleashed a realm of terror on earth, heaven and the nether worlds. Mahisa means buffalo, Mahisasur emerged out of the form of a water buffalo. Durga is worshipped every year in West Bengal and the rest of India with great fervour, and this includes a long tradition of artists and sculptors. This breathtaking digital video trailer is their story... A Film by Soumyadeep Paul. Download or stream the video in various formats HERE.

Pushkar Horse Dance [7:07 min]

A film by Soumyadeep Paul: The annual cattle-horse-camel fair of Pushkar, Rajasthan (the western desert-state of India touching Pakistan) was meant to be just a weeklong animal market. Now, it is known as the most colorful festive extravaganza in Rajasthan, drawing tourists, backpackers, villagers, and filmmakers alike. This clip is a glimpse of a competition unlike any other... - A horse dancing competition! Downloads in various formats available HERE.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Chor! (The Thief)

Brief Storyline: Three students who share an apartment find themselves in a fix when a thief breaks in... Duration: 12:43 Language: Hindi (English Subtitles) Writing, Editing, Cinematography and Direction: Soumyadeep Paul Projected Image Productions Produced by: Saurabh Nishant Various download options (in MPEG2, MPEG4, Streaming) [HERE]

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Invitation to Vloggie Doggies

CSF Vlog, as you can see, has been launched. This is a loud call from the Dog without Borders to all Vloggers, especially from South East Asia, to come forward and vlog here. There are several places where you can put your videos for free, for instance will gladly put up 100MB files for you, honest souls that they are. Once you do that, vlog it for the world to lap it up, link it up, here. Let's bark and bite... bitch!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

AlgoMantra 2005 Videos

People, the first AlgoMantra video has been released. DOWNLOAD MPEG [16MB] In the video, we played the scenario of a hive-mind police control room where someone is trying to send the message that 500 grams of cocain is being sent in a blue truck at a particular time from Powai. The game had people walking around like automatons on a tile-gird, so they shared packets of encrypted information and figured out the intended message due to crystallisation by hive activity.