Wednesday, May 9, 2012

So I'm getting to Kathmandu Nepal in a couple hours. I am waiting for my connecting flight in Muscat Oman. I chose a great day to arrive in Kathmandu, supposedly everything is going to be closed "Nepal Bandha," no cars are allowed on the street and all the shops are closed. It's going to be quite a scene attempting to bring all my equipment back home and then fly out Saturday. Here is a picture of all my equipment when I was packing in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hi my name is Amitabha Joshi and I'm a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the graduate Social Documentary filmmaking program. I am preparing to leave on May 5th to go shoot my Thesis film in Nepal. I was born in Kathmandu Nepal and I've always wanted to do my thesis film in Nepal.

My film will take place in a remote region called Mustang, in north western Nepal a region that borders Tibet. The film is about three unique individuals who are struggling to keep alive a culture that is coming under threat. The film will follow three different individuals during the summer of 2012. Tashi Bista, Munku and Nurbu have all been trying to in their own ways to preserve the culture.

To illustrate the story to you guys, I worked on creating a short animation that introduces the characters and the story. Hope you enjoy.. Here are some production stills from the creation of the animation. Special thanks to Erik Spink for letting me use his basement and helping me with the animation.