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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

United Nations Development Programme - The Water Seekers

I had worked with film-maker Diya Banerjee, on one of her projects funded by the UNDP on ways to tackle water scarcity in rural areas by employing common sense methods rather than using elaborate technology.

The documentary, "The Water Seekers" is a very commendable effort by her with regards to enlightening people about the troubles faced by our farmers in securing their livelihood. I had the pleasure of animating two sequences for her documentary to illustrate the concepts of water saving techniques. Though simplistic science diagrams would have sufficed, I wanted to go one step ahead in livening up the scenarios using organic transitions between each new method of water conservation.

1st sequence illustrating the different types of water harvesting structures:

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2nd sequence illustrating the practices which lead to the depletion of water reserves in an area

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Working with Ms. Diya Banerjee was a great experience and I would like to wish her all the best for her future endeavours.

"Raanjhanaa" : logo animation for Colour Yellow Pictures Pvt. Ltd.

Last year, I had the pleasure of working on the logo animation for the opening sequence of the Hindi feature film "Raanjhanaa". Colour Yellow Pictures is a newly formed production house which debuted with this feature film starring one of the most prominent leading actors in Tamil cinema today, Dhanush.

The name of the production house being Colour Yellow, I decided to use actual coloured powder "rangoli" to animate the sequence. The final outcome is as given below.



I was overwhelmed by the fact that one of the most gifted people in world music today, Mr. A R Rahman later composed the music for the final track of the animation. I came up with the concept of unity and oneness with nature based on the Japanese concept of "Enso" after having come across their logo.

The animation that I had used for pitching my concept of "Enso" is as given below:

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Mr. Harsshil R Patel was instrumental in the post production and packaging of the final product and also for guiding me through the entire process of executing the desired animation.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Animation Sequence Project - Bookworm



The Animation Sequence Project is an unique co-creation project featuring the world's greatest animation artists.
Creative minds from all over the world are invited to create a short piece of animation. The only requirement for the content of animation is that it starts and ends with a 250 pixel square in the exact middle of the screen.
This is my entry for the Animation Sequence Project, wherein I explored the different worlds within a book of tales.

Music : Nethis - Fell out of the Sky

Its up on their website : http://animationsequence.com/entries/dipankar-d-sengupta/

Sunday, December 23, 2012

countdown2convo



This is a short promo I animated for my college convocation, where we decided to make an artwork/animation a day to countdown to the date of convocation. This is a humourous take on one of my friends and animation colleague, Jasjyot.
Song track : Knaan - Somalia

This video is not intended for commercial use. No copyright infringement is intended.

For a better view, here are some other links:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Showreel (2012)




This is my showreel, compiling most of my work done during my animation course at NID, Ahmedabad.
Music : Zapac - Test Drive

for a better view, its on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/53586875

Friday, November 9, 2012

Loopdeloop - Bang

This was my entry for this month's Loopdeloop competition, the theme being "Bang!"

The loop follows the tale of a bullet through a cowboy saloon...

The video is up at vimeo: https://vimeo.com/53160057

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It is up on their website:  http://www.loopdeloop.org/2012/11/dipankar-sengupta-bang/

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Classroom Project - A father's promise

I finally have managed to complete my classroom project at NID after a long long wait. It wouldn't have been possible without the help of a lot of people - colleagues, faculty and family. Here are a few stills from the project, will put up the link for the film soon.

Synopsis : This is a story of the manifestation of a father-son relationship despite all odds.

Here are some snapshots from the film.







I have uploaded my film on vimeo, here is the link to it: https://vimeo.com/51776390