…this was my best trip to India yet!
I got there with two days to get ready before teaching.
I ate like a pig for about 4 days and then got very sick. Fortunately it happened on the weekend so I had the chance to lay in bed and recover through the worst of it.
I taught well and made a few contacts that may last me for a long time.
I got footage while riding around that supported my intention to make a short movie for the folks at Motorola who’d loaned me a phone/camera with the request that I generate some material for them. I did finish the movie later on and turned it in by their deadline.
Here’s a look at it.
I watched a lot of movies on this trip. I have a comprehensive list elsewhere, but I’ll list a few of them that come to mind right now.
Up In The Air – watched this for the second time, all with the sound off. learned a lot from that.
Raiders of the Lost Ark – never saw this before. needed to see it
Wow! I thought I could remember more of the films I watched on that trip. Will have to dig up my notes and make a more comprehensive report here.
While I was in my room in Bangalore, I did a lot of troubleshooting on the logistics of ArtShots. (A jointly organized filmmakers’ competition for Bay Area filmmakers matched up with prominent local artists.)
Also, my friend Varun gave me a copy of Shantaram — an extraordinary novel that had me want to become a regular reader again. (I mean I read thousands of words every day, but not too many of them from books and only a portion of that for recreation.)