Hitchcock Theme-Psycho( Funcut Workshop Output)

Hitchcock Theme-Psycho from DEEPAK’S CUT on Vimeo.

It was my pleasure to be a part of  one workshop named “Fun Cut” conducted by Mr Manish Sharma(my mentor) and me for aspiring filmmakers .It was a 6 days workshop which includes fundamental of composition,use of lenses and lighting study for different shoots.after that there was a small portion of editing where i need to shot anything and show them how to setup a scene in different lighting conditions.As a cinematographer i planned something different for them and took one small room in day light  then create a light setup for night scene and shot a scene on “PSYCHO THEME”  Filmmaking is very tedious job but still we enjoyed a lot during shoot then next day i edited the shot and show them how we do edit on this kind of theme because suspense editing is challenging as always.

“I always try to copy his camera moves,lighting setup,characterization,character expressions. You know to whom i am talking about none other then “The Master of Suspense” Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock ..Thanks for giving such a wonderful cinema to us.” # RESPECT #deepak’s cut #vfxforever

Make Your Own GIF Animation

whenever i have free time  i do this thing because motion design is something which i love the most  after VFX and film-making.I created this GIF animation just to refine my animation principles which we used to apply on our motion works.and if i get the opportunity to share this thing to anyone i always start with this practice .i thought if you want to create good motion design for professional world you need to focus on only one thing which is “Graph Editor“no matter which tool you guys are using  because animation principles n graph editor would be same. and Gif animation is best way so far on 2d medium. But  the real question is how to do this thing at initial level ? So friends if you really want to do any thing you just require one thing which is the zeal of doing that thing desperately . By profession i am not dealing with motion design but whenever i get time i do some graph editor practice by making this kind of GIF animation in after effects which gives me idea to observe more deeply, every time i just give myself a task to create 3-4 sec GIF animation clips on different 2 Themes  may be sometime it will be text falling or some time it’s  shape morphing or maybe any small logo animation.when you play on little  ideas & concepts it always give you a new dimensions of thinking and make your mind more creative.Because you making it spontaneously .always starts with small exercises like ball animation,pendulum exercise etc. and remember that TIME & SPACE is everything in animation.there are plenty animation books n resources are available online  but i think start with this book of animation called ” The Animator’s Survival Kit- by Richard williams  and “Time for animation”

Go and make your own GIF animation and upload it online on www.Giphy.com  and share with your friends on social media

you can see some of my GIF animation on — https://giphy.com/channel/dfordesign

may be this post will helps you.

Thanks & Regards – #Dfordesign #vfxforever



Here is the my recent vfx film for one competition created on very short period of time but still won first prize in vfx category.This clip was influenced with one of my favorite film “Kungfu Hustle” i tried to re create that gun shot scene in my way.i planned this scene on one small room with dark lighting condition and shot this  film in approx 1 hours  .Before i do my shooting i created a rough story board and done some pre -visualization work for the shot which gave me good idea to shot this low budget  film.when you don’t have good resources for your movie always do good Rnd work for the movie and plan your movie according to your resources which will gives you the  flexibility for do best things.the camera which i used to shot this film was   “nikon-D7000′ and that time i only had one lens which was 35mm prime f/1.8. so i planned this shot on prim lens which was again a challenge for me to create any movie through prime lens and i did it,then i moved to vfx and compositing work and change the look n feel of my shot i wanted. Although it was a student competition i learn a lot like always during the process “CHEERS FOR MY TEAM” that’s why i love my teaching profession. hope this blog post will boost your mind to do good and small things on visual communication industry.


Regards – vfxforever.com



Concept Behind Alpha & Luma mattes-Hindi

Alpha Mattes
In it’s most basic form a matte is an image that tells a second image where to be opaque and where to be transparent. Sometimes this opacity information comes in the form of an “alpha channel”. In this special instance, the transparency information is embedded inside the matte image in question. So, a RGB image, with an embedded alpha channel, actually has 4-channels, not just three: RGBA (Red, Green, Blue and Alpha). The alpha channel embedded in the one file can be used to dictate the transparency in another file. So let’s talk about mattes and alpha channels. Specifically, luma mattes and alpha mattes—what’s the difference? And why would you need to invert a matte?

Luma Mattes
When you assign a luma matte to your subject image, you are telling the subject to use the lightness values of the matte image as it’s source of transparency. Typically, the areas of the matte that are perfectly white will cause the subject to be completely opaque: 100% visible. Conversely, areas of the matte that are completely black force the opposite: those areas of the subject will disappear completely. Then, if areas of the matte are gray, there will be partial transparency in these areas of the subject.


In this video i’ll talk about my tricks for Dslr cinematography.
which color profile is best for your video and how we can enhance our video quality in post production.
also covering the concept behind legal and illegal color correction.
Hope it will help you

Department of External Affairs-Award winning Vfx short film

In year 2014 reliance announced a short film competition for 3d visual effects artist and film makers where we can participate on nominal charges and show our artworks to others.when we got to know about this thing.I participated with 5 students to this contest in sci-fi category which is my personal favourite.My first challenge was to make something new which was not seen before.Then i decided to take one student assignment which was so interesting for me when i got it from him during my compositing classes.His name is Mohnish Vaish -you can check his work to follow this link-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUF4I0V1l8pEpeHO9tgeLg.

now when i took something which had a good concept and story line. we need to focus on our film making and camera selection. first we start to experimenting with stock footage and shoot the pre-visualization scenes as much as we could shot on location for lighting study of our movie.The main benefit was to already have a basic pre-visualisation which was done by mohnish earlier.So we just need to focus on the key elements like 3d assets,Hd footage,camera angles etc. we did our film making with canon 700D.

the main challenge was to create stock elements on our PCs.Which was not too high configured.we did this project on Aftereffects,fusion,Photoshop,premiere.I was not too happy with the final output but i was sure it could be impressing for anyone.

finally we submitted the movie to the jury members .The total duration for this project was 2 months.When results were out we got a price on vfx categories.we also have submitted some 2d,3d and live action film making work from our side.But we won on this category only.

The overall credit goes to my students mohnish who made this concept for us and all my 360 team members -Mohnish Gurjar(TL),Mayur Soni,Harshit Pathak,Avni Joshi,Pawan Mahale and other supporting cast.

Soon i will share the breakdown of this short film.

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Breakdowns of “GAME OVER” vfxshort Film

Hear is one of my sci-fi short film project named “GAME OVER”-year 2014

I have decided to make this short film when i was doing my diploma course but it was not possible to that time due to some reasons then finally i made this project with my students even when they did not very perfect with all visual effects techniques.we make this project on Photoshop,aftereffects and premiere.i used to add little bit 3d elements to make this movie cinematic.it was totally fun to made this project with my students from storyboard to final compositing.

whenever i get a chance to  take workshop of any visual effects keener i take this project first to explaining the pre-planning and  RnD for any visual effects short film.

Here are some breakdown plates of this project.Soon i’ll come with video demonstrations of this project.

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