Well, we finally finished it - the made spot by Dhaneesh and I for the upcoming children's TV show, Galli Galli Sim Sim(The upcoming Indian version of Sesame Street - click on the name for more info), is finally done!
Great – you’re back. Well, I saw a poster about this competition about “Making your very own promo for Channel [V]” on a lot of the NID notice boards about, mmmmm… two weeks ago. At THAT point of time, I thought – “Hey – I’ve just made a promo; don’t wanna do THAT again! And anyway, two weeks is nearly not enough to make a proper promo.
So I stayed that way with my little mind, not knowing what a little bit of work frustration and restlessness and a crazy idea could do. You see, my jury’s coming up and I really haven’t done all the work that I should have been doing all semester. There’re tons of backlogs left before I can feel satisfied about my work this year.
But what does all of that have to do with this? Well, the point is, sometimes it takes doing something crazy to bring passion back into your work. And that’s what happened here.
I was still thinkin’, “Hey – I don’t need to make no promo. I don’t hafta prove anythin’ to anybody.” And then I see people left-right-and-center running around doing stuff. I still wasn’t convinced. But then one day (four sleepless nights ago), I had an idea. And I decided – “What the hell – let’s do this and see what happens!”
So, “What happened?”, you ask…
Well, I spent four solid days in my room in front of my computer, with absolutely no paper (but a Graphic Tablet and a Stylus), drank loads of chai, kept myself awake listening to everything from Pink Floyd to the Bluffmaster soundtrack and came up with this –
I hope you like it. In fact, you BETTER like it. Because I’ve uploaded it on the Channel [V] website, see? And there’s NO way I can change it… So don’t go getting any ideas or suggestions or advice. It won’t make a difference. And anyway, I’m gonna sleep through this Sunday, so even if you DO leave a message, I’ll see it only on Monday. So make it a NICE COMPLIMENT.