Tech use should not compromise discipline of filmmaking: Goutam Ghose
Kolkata/IBNS: Though technology has brought a sea-change in filmmaking over the last few years, especially the pandemic, Indian director Goutam Ghose feels the discipline of filmmaking should never be compromised.
Ghose said this during a press conference at the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival Saturday.
In a suggestion to the budding filmmakers, Ghose said, "I will tell one thing to all film students and young filmmakers that usage of new technology should not compromise the discipline of filmmaking. We must maintain the discipline of cinema which is very important."
"A filmmaker will have to think of edits, cuts and how the rhythm can be created because there is a rhythm in motion. We have to consider them during filmmaking," he added.
Ghose said taking cue from a discussion over his recent film Samayer Shritimala or Memories of Time, which was screened at the KIFF Friday.
The film spanning 36 minutes is about an upper-middle class couple, played by Gargee Roychowdhury and Suman Mukherjee, and their relationship amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns.
Speaking about the challenges of shooting during the pandemic, Ghose said, "There was always a tension to shoot during the pandemic days. Filmmaking is very physical so shooting during a pandemic is very tough."
"We needed a flat for the shoot. But no one was offering it during the pandemic until we somehow managed," the ace director added illustrating his experience.
The film will later be streaming on YouTube.
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