8 YOUNG DPs UPPING THE ANTE OF THE CREATIVE LANDSCAPE IN THE COUNTRY.

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In the golden age of content creation, video too is getting redefined. From broadcast to digital, the canvas has never been this exciting for both short and long-form video content. Meet the talented, young DPs (Director of Photography) who are defining niches with their prolific craftsmanship and visual storytelling.

ADITYA VARMA

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Fav Format: Films/ Music Videos
Camera of Choice: Fujifilm XT3
Follow the Feed: @adityavarmaarts
Home on Web: www.adityavarma.in

Inspired By: Santosh Sivan, Kartik Vijay, Roger Deakins, Emmanuel Lubezki, Seamus McGarvy.

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Counting narratives and feature films amongst his favourite formats of storytelling Aditya Varma is quick to admit, “Narrative is very important to me. The format dictates the runtime. I also like large-formats or full length films because the journey lasts between 4-6 months.” Aditya’s repertoire comprises of a wide variety of visual narratives — from festival darlings like Namdev Bhau, Kia & Cosmos, to music videos such as ‘Cold/Mess’. Although the photographer swears by Fujifilm XT3 for all shoots, “There are times I shoot raw footage on cinematic camera. Built-in ND filters and functionalities regarding motion and rigging are important.”

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Fav Format: Long-Format Fiction/ Music Videos
Camera of Choice: Arri Alexa Mini LF and Sony Venice
Follow the Feed: @autorickshawman
Home on Web: www.adityakapur.com
Inspired By: Roger Deakins, Robert D Yoeman, Robert Richardson, and Darius Khondji.
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Brought up in Kolkata and based in Mumbai, Aditya Kapur has worked on music videos, commercials and documentaries. The DOP behind the Parekh and Singh music video “I love you baby,” is a rising star having recently shot for the as-yet-unreleased large-formatted Netflix show Masaba Masaba on fashion designer Masaba Gupta. He reveals, “I prefer shooting in any environment that I’ve planned for. But, sometimes the environment surprises you, no matter how much you plan. “My go-to cameras is either the Sony Venice or the Arri Alexa Mini LF. I switch between them depending on the demands of the shoot day. With regards to my lens choices, the Arri Master Anamorphic has been my favourite all-rounder, although I like to test different lenses.”

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