Some of the best things in life happen by chance and my love-hate affair with chance has been ongoing ever since I first picked up the camera. Perhaps you would be wondering as to how can chance play a big role in creating something? Well, it does.
A few days back Abijah Gupta (a pianist, a friend, a comrade) called me up in the afternoon. I was working on a video for my Ethics class which I had finished shooting that very afternoon with Tatiana (she is just beautiful and her line delivery is amazing).
Abijah's words when he called
Veer (brother), can you meet me at the alumni theatre in 10 minutes? I have a very ambitious project to propose to you.
As soon as I heard the tone in which he spoke, I knew he was upto something. This doesn't mess around when it comes to expressing the seriousness of a matter. So of course I agreed and ran down to the theatre.
When I reached the theatre, I saw him pretty much walking in circles. He was so engrossed with the idea that excitement was pouring out of him. When asked about the project, he only disclosed as little information as
Oh, it will be a music video. Can you guess the song?
Well, then he moves to the piano and hits the first C note and I instantly recognized the song. It was Imagine by Lennon. So there I am standing and wondering as to how to shoot this piece and trying to think as to what kind of lighting I would use, the usual train of thought when it comes to assessing a situation where I have to film. Abijah looks at me and says
Veer, let's shoot this right now. Get your camera and we'll do this right now.