Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: The Violin Player holds a mirror up to art and artists in India today

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: The Violin Player holds a mirror up to art and artists in India today

Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: The Violin Player holds a mirror up to art and artists in India today Shweta Basu Prasad’s digital playlist: Shweta Basu Prasad’s this week’s recommendation is Buddhayan Mukherji’s 72 mins feature film The Violin Player available on Netflix. The film premiered at MAMI film festival in Mumbai in 2015 and later screened at Kerala film festival. Shweta Basu : Pandit Ravi Shankar once said that the musical instrument is like a body part for a musician, it breathes along. An instrument moulds its musician like a…

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A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief WASHINGTON (RNS) For nearly nine decades, the Cosmic Buddha statue stood alone at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. Museum-goers would pass by the headless, handless statue, a relic of sixth-century China, without a second glance. Few came close enough to even notice the intricate scenes covering the entire stone surface whose paint had worn off. When exhibit curator Keith Wilson first arrived at the museum 10 years ago, he understood why the statue didn’t catch everyone’s eye.…

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How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts

How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts

How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts It was post-production visual effects that made 53-year-old Johnny Depp look like a 26-year-old something in Pirates Of Carribean: Salazar’s Revenge. Hollywood : Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn’t look a day over 26 in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, at least for a few moments. There was no plastic surgeon involved, heavy makeup or archival footage used to take the actor back to his boyish Cry Baby’ face, however. It’s all post-production visual effects, and after…

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Push for digital payment among reasons behind Mandsaur farmers protest, claims MP official

Push for digital payment among reasons behind Mandsaur farmers protest, claims MP official

Push for digital payment among reasons behind Mandsaur farmers protest, claims MP official The situation has been volatile in Mandsaur and Neemuch for the last couple of days. Five farmers were killed in police firing at Mandsaur on Tuesday, while six others were injured. The move to promote digital payment, electricity crunch and ban on the regulated sale of poppy husk are some of the reasons that led to the farmers’ stir in Madhya Pradesh, a top government official said on Friday. The state has been on the boil ever since…

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Why Patty Jenkins Shot ‘Wonder Woman’ On Film Instead Of Digital

Why Patty Jenkins Shot ‘Wonder Woman’ On Film Instead Of Digital

Why Patty Jenkins Shot ‘Wonder Woman’ On Film Instead Of Digital If the trailers and TV spots are any indication, the aesthetic of the upcoming DC Extended Universe film Wonder Woman truly stands out. Just from the footage released to the public, one gets a sense of how Patty Jenkins used her directorial sensibilities to craft a story that truly felt definitive for the most iconic female superhero of all-time. One of the reasons why the imagery of the film feels so tangible is because it was shot on film instead of…

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