Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New venture- Music!!

First things first!!

1. The short film shoot has been put off(not indefinitely!) due to the sudden realisation we are engineering students. But it WILL happen!!

2. So we decided the next best thing to do was diversify and get into music and music videos!!

The result of that is Ek Sapna Lekar

3. I've suo moto decided to call our band !Xobile - as a tribute to Russel Peters!

Download it from here
Username: railneer
Password: laloo

The song has no relation whatsoever with the choice of the username and password!

Bharath J,EC,BE IV;
Jojan V Jose,ME,BE IV
Mrinabh Dutta,CO,BE IV
Nikhil Kulkarni,CO,BE IV( Me,of course!)
Shubham Srivastav,Btech II.

Produced by 10+3i
Music and Tune.. Bharath and Joji
Lyrics.. Nikhil and Joji(some hindi words from hari)
Synth.. Bharath
Voice.. Joji(some chorus by Nikhil)
Lead guitars.. Mrinabh
Bass Guitar.. Shubham
Recording.. Kenny
Editing.. Bharath and Chinsi

About the song

The song 'Ek Sapna tha' is a typical campus song which echoes the sentiments of us final year students who are about to leave the college in a few days' time. The song talks of the good, bad times we spent together and also looks at the future, about how the money we'll earn is no of value compared to the evenings we spent together.

Must admit that the lyrics though are a little on the paler side, but that was the best I could come up with. That I am a South Indian is no excuse, but somehow we were hardpressed for time and that whole project came off in two days flat speaks a lot of our commitment. Seriously! I guess none of us slept for those two days and that morning when we recorded the song on the terrace, everything fell into place so well and the world was suddenly more beautiful. Some sense of acheivement that was!

The song is quite popular in the college. Hope you'll like it as well.

We are open to all kinds of criticism. KIND Criticism we mean:)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Update Update!!

1. We are currently working on a shortfilm. The script,screenplay and cast are finalised! Shooting remains to be completed.
We need help
1. Financial- please mail if you want to be
associated with us.
2. Post-production - Editing,sound and colour mixing.
3. A word or two of encouragement!!!

2. The documentary will be uploaded by 8:00 p.m. 30th March.

3. A mention of the documentary was made in today's Ahmedabad edition of Times of
India, a pleasant surprise! Check this link. Page 2 under 'Campus
4. Our wardens watched the documentary yesterday. An official screening is to be
arranged on Monday, the 3rd.

Things looking good overall!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Running successfully all over Surat.

A report on the first screening of 10plus3i's documentary 'de Young Basanti' during Kshithij at SCET,Surat on March 9,2006.

de Young Basanti’ - anyone hearing this can make out it has got something to do with the latest Rakyesh Mehra - Aamir Khan movie. Yes that is how we have named our first documentary.

A video footage of more than 2hrs, after putting in more than 2 sleepless nights on editing (hats off to Nikhil) had yielded a 25 minute proper documentary. Now the task on hand was to get proper publicity for out product. This particular blog actually is the report on our first step in this direction.

9th of march was the date, an ‘event’ful day for Surat, two main engineering colleges of the city are buzzing with the fests going on in each of them. KHSITIJ the techfest of SCET and our very own SPARSH the culfest of SVNIT. There couldn’t have been any better time than that day to conduct the first screening of ‘de young basanti’. We remain indebted to PT-Professional Tutorials for arranging a time slot during KSHITIJ for the screening. The time table for the day wasn’t any relaxing for the people in 10+3i either. Me and Jayanth were involved in one or the other Sparsh work all through the day and Nikhil had to conduct a quiz at 4:30, while the screening was supposed to be at 6pm. Then somehow we managed to wrap everything up and reach the venue just before 6, while two of our juniors,Pranav and Anand made sure everything was in place there before the start.Real sweet juniors they are!. But then at 6 it wasn’t dark enough to screen anything with a LCD projector in an open air theatre, so we waited for half an hour at the end of which everything was perfect, just beginning to dark, a nice cloudy sky, and more than 200 people seated in that place waiting for us to start the proceedings.

Here's the trailer of the documentary -

Nikhil, the senior most of us all gave just a brief on what can the audience expect from the documentary to be followed and we started off. The sound system though wasn’t great but still it was just fine enough for the A.R.Rahman’s beats in the backdrop to keep people interested in the beginning atleast. Documentary was all about the views and opinions of Indian youth or say Surat youth or to be more precise our college youth about the movie and the Indian society shown in it. There were around 15 people who spoke in the video out of which some 6 were girls and rest guys. Can’t really say if the audience there listened to what was coming out of the speakers but yes they liked our college girls for sure. So hootings began, it started off with ‘ooh-aaah’s for girls and ended with ‘1 2 3 4 band karo yeh atyachar’ when guys were on the screen.

Actually ‘de young basanti’ was to be followed with the screening of its parent movie ‘Rang de Basanti’ on that very same screen. So the anxiety of the audience there seemed a bit justified. Still our juniors present there were very upset with lukewarm response we got there. But then being first timers in the field and that too making a documentary on social themes we can’t expect a star like acceptance anywhere. Though that was the funda we gave our juniors to keep them grounded, in some corner of our minds too the question ‘didn’t we deserve something better than this?’ was making rounds. We had different funda to get ourselves going also, ‘only people who are hooted at have the rights to hoot at others’. With the singing night of SPARSH already on by the time we got back, we had our chance of hooting now and believe me that relieves you of all the frustration inside you better than any marijuana or vodka.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Where/What on earth is 10+3i?

Well,10+3i is an aspiring movie production company currently based in Surat,because the person who started this nonsense is currently doing engineering at NIT,Surat.

This menace began because Nikhil's uncle gifted him a handycam on his birthday and a few idiots around him like this guy and this guy encouraged him in his noble endeavour to wreck havoc on people around him.Matters are made worse with the entry of jobless fools like Yugank and Kunaal.With another devil called the internet aiding them, they plan to spread this disease to people far and wide. If you've read this till now, you are 67% infected.At this point, if you contact a pediatrician, there are 89% chances of you being treated and cured. If you are really intent on dying,read on.

But why 10+3i?

Nikhil happens to love his college a lot . So he gave a very 'engineering sounding complex name'.That is what people said when he thought of this name.That made him very happy and he decided to stick with that name.The reason being, it sounded like an 'engineering name'. Finally he had done something that had something to do with engineering. What if it is only in his final year?!

On a more serious note,here's reason and it is not all that complex.Nikhil's college is at a distance of 10 kilometers from the railway station.So, that explains the 10. It is situated near Ichchhanath,a Shiva temple.Now,Shiva has three eyes. That, accounts for the 3i. Just to appear a bit 'fundoo', he put in the '+' and made it to a complex number and give it an engeering connotation.Simple?Fundoo?Complex?.You decide.

We have already finished two projects.

1.A humorous(?) public service ad 'Over and Out' about drinking and driving.I mean,drinking and not driving.

2.A documentary 'de Young Basanti' on the movie Rang De Basanti, its effect on the youth, their views on the movie and India.What according to them are the problems plaguing India and what they plan to do for the country.

More details on these to follow soon.