This photograph was taken at 2:30am in the morning 2004 after the last shot of "LOOP", a model animation film shot in 4 days. one of the most memorable working experiences with a 'scattered team'.
from left to right - The Real Slim Sethi (he has to make it obvious that the shoot was tiring), Alfred E. Neumen & Pali(nominated for best moral support & dissapearing act).
"Loop" is an experimental model animation film shot in 4 days by 3 'Animation Film Design' students - Prateek Sethi, Longbir Ingti Kathar & Amrapali Hazra at NID, Ahmedabad in the summer of 2004. it took 2 weeks for pre-production & production before shoot. these would be - cooking up the story, storyboarding, model making, set building etc. was executed fast.
The film explores the possibilities of model/clay animation. the story was written to fit this criteria. the story is about a schizophrenic man & his hallucinations in a room combined with dialogues from "The Fountainhead". as this was the 1st model animation project for all 3 of us, we were pretty excited & nervous.
we had to device many contraptions as the story was very demanding. like the "chameleon-clock" sequence where the clock strikes 12 & a chameleon appears from within the clock, extends its long tongue to lick clean the blood splattered on the wall & go back the same way. the chameleon was way bigger than the clock, so we used "flexi-stand"(metallic table lamp stand that can be bent in any direction) for the body. made replacement head models. stands for the extra long tongue.