Working with The Anon. Productions was a learning experience. We’re a bunch of young adults who were passionate but not very erudite about how things work.
The first day of work came with a lot of anticipation and nervousness. It was a blend of unabashed excitement and a small little voice in everyone’s head, saying, “You don’t know how to get things done!”
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is where Anon comes in.
The first day of indoor shoot required us to work with a kid, about 6 years old. We, being new adults and some still waiting to step into adulthood don’t particularly score high on the patience bar and boy, did the kid make us go bonkers. I remember holding a half-eaten ice cream in my hand, as a bribe for the little kid to finish his scene. I wasn’t thrilled to be doing so, to say the least. Sreyan da would look at me and go, “Kheye ne tui” and giggle.
The scorching heat wasn’t doing much either, but, I can say with confidence that none of wished to be anywhere else. The heat hardly bothered us – we were too overwhelmed with the thousand little things that went behind shooting even a little scene or getting the lighting just perfect.
Virsa and Anon working together was an experience worth cherishing for both the teams. Starting from running about to find the perfect frame, to arranging props for the shoot, the air around us had a vibe of ‘We’re all in this together’ and it couldn’t have been any better. Anon houses a bunch of really talented, patient and hardworking people who do things in a way that is methodical and particular.
Making ‘Time Travel- the Story of Oriental Seminary’ was Virsa’s first attempt at filmmaking and we couldn’t have asked for better associates.
I’d like to end with saying a big thank you to Anon, for teaching us everything they know and making the whole experience a memorable one.
Maitreyee Chakraborty (Team Virsa)
Swarnava Ghosh, Nayanika Mukherjee and Monideepa Majumdar. Groupfie by Alimpan Ghosh
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