Film Education


Selfie
May 18, 2018, 9:56 pm
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Selfie: Seeking

Art in the Ordinary

While I was on a walk one morning I just happened to fall upon my reflection in this puddle of water and I tried some gestures which made the reflection evocative. The presence of petrol or something present in the environment created this beautiful pink and blue tinge to it which gives it a magical touch. Again I just captured it right no manipulation in Photoshop.

What I love about this image is that as a self portrait this epitomizes me as an ‘artist’ – always seeking, self discovering, its a mirror yet its not. Its a yearning to look within through the means of the world outside.

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The Mikhail/Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Workshop Presented by Oorvazi Irani
MY WORKSHOP INVITE

MY WORKSHOP INVITE



Dancing Shadows
September 30, 2013, 8:12 pm
Filed under: Art Appreciation, Project Creativity

Art Experiment: In search of little truths

From the Lab of the Artist Oorvazi Irani

A spontaneous live shadow performance captured for camera.

Not planned and self shot

exploring the body… light …emotions…rhythm…life ….

Do you experience a story in this shadow dance ?



On The Shores of Eternity – A short film by Oorvazi Irani

My Art Experiment

My dabbling in painting, poetry, acting and cinematography fusing together to create a small film – on the spur of the moment and a one woman effort.



Plagiarism, Inspiration and Beyond

Plagiarism , Inspiration and Beyond

By Oorvazi Irani

‘Looking Within’

None of us artists are pure or not guilty of this crime in small ways and big but we need to strive to be original.

Creativity and originality are two of the biggest challenges for an artist. And consciously or subconsciously we are all copying from the past from  film, literature, paintings etc. Therefore one way to help escape this is being inspired by life – the need to look within and into our own lives. Be inspired by observing life first hand rather than sit back on a chair and soak in the observations of others.

But having said that if a great artist has moved us there is no harm paying homage to the work but we need to be able to take it to another level or make it our own. And if the tribute is very strong the source needs to be acknowledged.

Sometimes  our society pushes us to imitate, to plagiarize, eg a local fashion magazine has an international standard it wants to meet and be assured of success,  thus is not interested in originality, but imitating a successful photographer, his image that can guarantee success.  The new local fashion photographer is told to imitate that international standard image and not urged to be original. The film industry wants a success formula and its industry sometimes pushes the filmmaker to play safe and imitate successful moments rather than create them, but the artist and his conscience will not be spared. The current film “Barfi” (directed by Anurag Basu and produced by UTV) is being sent to the Oscars as an Indian nomination is a case in point.

Each artist needs to try and find means by which he accesses his imagination and creativity to be original. Surrealism as one art movement started in the 1920’s, besides being a revolt also encouraged the artist to a more primal source of inspiration – our subconscious, and a realm beyond logic and rationality. This technique is still used by creative artists today to help them find a voice of their own.

How to be truly original – the search continues for each artist and infact each human being. To make an invention, a breakthrough, atleast strive for excellence and we will be closer to living a more authentic life and create a more authentic world.  Those are moments of inspiration which we need to strive for rather than take the easy route.

 



PROJECT CREATIVITY:PART FOUR- SORAB IRANI “Creativity is your Birthright”

PROJECT CREATIVITY: PART FOUR

SORAB IRANI

filmmaker, media project consultant,literary agent

August 24th 2010

Creativity was at first considered only the prerogative of God as only God could create because it was perceived that ‘to create’ meant to create from nothing some thing entirely new, the notion of something miraculous, something in the divine realm. With time this perception changed radically man was also accepted to have the divine power to create, to bring into being something absolutely new from nothing. The proof of this in true if we just look around us, today modern living is indeed miraculous.

How can one be creative. How to create not how to be innovative. No doubt one can be creatively innovative and hence innovation is also creative, but can we be God-like and create something absolutely new from nothing – yes we can.

Therefore essentially creativity is that process that is a quantum leap from the known into the unknown – the reclaiming of the unmanifest or the ability of being able to bring about a result where the unmanifest transforms itself into the manifest.

All great breakthroughs in all fields of human endeavor have this miraculous process at work. The real point of creativity is a sudden leap into the unknown from where something revolutionary and absolutely new is born. This is possible because the source of all creation is pure consciousness and each one of us in our essential state are pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is also pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibility and infinite creativity.

So each and every one of us has what it takes to create, we have the innate ability in just being conscious, alive, to be creative, it is our essential human nature.

Contemplate this, and be creative this very instant, being alive and conscious is all the tools of creativity you will ever need.



PROJECT CREATIVITY: Part Three: David Lynch’s book – “Catching the Big Fish”
August 22, 2010, 5:08 am
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Extract from this book

PROJECT CREATIVITY: Part Three

David Lynch  “Catching the Big Fish”


Desire

Desire for an idea is like bait. When you’re fishing, you have to have patience. You bait your hook, and then you wait. The desire is the bait that pulls those fish in – those ideas.

The beautiful thing is that when you catch one fish that you love, even if it’s a little fish – a fragment of an idea – that fish will draw in other fish , and they’ll hook onto it. Then you’re on your way. Soon there are more and more and more fragments, and the whole thing emerges. But it starts with desire.