The 25 year old Aben calls himself a “one man band”. Quite interesting, isn’t it? Representing the North East India, Aben is a self-taught musician who can sing & beat box as well. His area of expertise, though, lies in playing percussive slap guitar.
The first Page3Artist we would like to present to you is Ms. Annie Chakraborty from Kolkata, West Bengal.
The art of resounding Sotto Voce
“Main tumhe bhool jaun yeh ho nahin sakta, aur tum mujhe bhool jao yeh main hone nahin dunga…!” Suneil Shetty articulated his undying love in his oft-imitated voice with as much élan as Shahrukh expressed his stalker tendencies, when he stammered as he said “K..K…K…Kiran.” Voice modulation is an integral part of acting and may be that is why we too feel Sunny Deol’s anger when he threatens with his “Dhai kilo ka haath” and hearts melt when Sonakshi says “Thapad se dar nahin lagta saab, pyaar se lagta hai.” Actors infuse emotion in their dialogues and wield their voices like weapons. It is an art that takes careful honing and patient nurturing.
We’ve all hummed and crooned along with chart topping numbers like ‘Krishna nee begane baro by Colonial Cousins or ‘Kya Soorat hai…’ by Bombay Vikings. Over time, a lot of Indian music bands have come, sung and conquered. They have given songs that are still remembered with nostalgia and stored in our music devices to be listened to again and again. There are quite a few Indian bands though who have managed to fuse Indian and western music and created such a niche for themselves, that they are well-known, even in other countries for their particular variety of compositions. Read More
A profession like acting, calls for schools/colleges that are able to deliver the absolute best. Schools that will teach them to emote, to dance, to be able adapt to any language and everything else that is the pre-requisite to completely transforming oneself. Schools that will teach its students not to recite lines but to become a malleable mindset, that can assimilate and reflect an entirely different character.
Cropping, rotating, zooming, contrast and other such tools have become a part of everyday conversations and more so with the rampant use of the cameras in our phones, people have a lot of photos to work with too. Given the constant evolution of how people socialise, online presence and look, have both become the order of the day, after all, a picture speaks a thousand words. Photo-editing is as integral as it is easy to helps achieve the desired ‘look’ for many. For those who are looking to tweak their photos, here are 10 free editing tools at their online disposal.
In an industry filled with experienced and fresh artists, finding the right talent is not an easy task as many might think. For a newbie employer, finding the right contacts will be a major challenge. How can such an employer with a handful of jobs of artistes get into the bandwagon of running after artists, their managers and their acquaintances even? Do we have an organization that keeps a seamless track of artists of all experience levels? Even if they do, how accessible are they to upcoming producers/employers? Fact remains that there isn’t a very easy and efficient way to find the talents like Actors, Models, Photographers, Dancers or Singers. One way is through an efficient casting agency and the other is through reference and word of mouth. Not everyone can afford to pay a casting agency and not each one of them can assure quality service. What are the other alternatives for finding the right talent?
Erasing the struggler tag. Once and for all.
Every industry anticipates fresh, bright talent who will not only give the established ones a run for their monies but also will their rawness hit us like the aroma of morning coffee. Well, now the question is whether they have it easy to make their presence felt. Be cinema, modelling, music or any related field involving performing arts, freshers face a tough time projecting what they have in store. Very often do we hear terms such as ‘one film wonders’ and about super-talented artists who couldn’t make it big in their respective industries. No, blaming the destiny is passé but the performing arts industry in India, in stark words, is quite inconsiderate to the ones without significant contacts. They end up looking for the right channels to push their talent across but in vain. Most of us must have heard about talent management firms and the likes but do we know the tedious procedure, industry politics and the money that goes into making a good career though such organizations? Many of us sacrifice our passion for performing arts and resort to other professions precisely due to the lack of such a mentor.