Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The third speaker of the session was Sreejesh Nair. He is a sound engineer and sound mixer who has worked for various Bollywood films such as Gangs of Wasseypur, Bombay Velvet, Rowdy Rathore, Udta Punjab, etc. He began speaking on the topic 'Reverse Engineering Emotions in a mix'.

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He is an advocate of emotions as we speak. He began describing emotions using his personal life experiences over the years and in general mostly related to sound. He began relating his experiences with examples such as Social Media and Sports Commentary. He also gave examples of Facebook with its new features such as auto stream of the video while scrolling and subtitles when it is on mute, stating that the media is feeding us information through its innovations. He later performed an activity with the audience present in the auditorium with suggestive things (mixed emotions). He gave another example as part of his speech by using the example of his movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ by explaining fear, the what ifs, etc.
He concluded his part by interacting with students. Viraj Asher from 2nd year Media and Communications asked him a question about the realism in the movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. Sreejesh replied by comparing both ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’ as to how one has great amount of realism (the former) and how the latter is too Bollywood frenzy, comparing both the movies under the lieu of Perception of Reality.

Written by Ridwan Aman

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