Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Muslim Cultures of Bombay Cinema

Muslim Cultures of Bombay Cinema
February 26-March 22, 2009
At Al Dhafra Auditorium, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi
The Film Festival is co-hosted by New York University Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and curated by Richard ­Allen, professor and chair of ­cinema studies at NYU, and Ira Bhaskar of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

This festival celebrates and explores the rich influence of Muslim cultures on the cinema of Bombay from the 1930s to the present and includes the work of key Muslim directors, Mehboob Khan, Sohrab Modi, and Kamal Amrohi. Muslim cultures are expressed in Bombay cinema through the influence of the Urdu language on a cinema that is often termed "Hindi" cinema, through Islamic poetic forms, story-telling traditions, and musical expression, and through distinctive forms of social life. Through Muslim cultural idioms widely inform Hindi-Urdu cinema they are most articulately manifest in the three broad genres that are represented in this festival: the Historical, the Courtesan Film, and the Muslim Social. The festival will feature 14 films drawn from these genres that have been selected on the grounds of their historical and aesthetic importance. Some of these film have never been subtitled into English before nor widely seen since their original release. Filmmakers and actors will attend the screenings for Q&A, and a workshop will take place on the topic involving experts on Islamic art, culture and society in South Asia.

Screening Schedule

Historical Films
Thursday February 26 at 7:00pm, Jodha Akbar (2008) Dir. Ashutosh Gowariker
Saturday February 28 at 3:00pm, Pukar (1939) Dir. Sohrab Modi
Saturday February 28 at 7:00pm, Mirza Ghalib (1954) Dir. Sohrab Modi
Sunday March 1 at 3:00pm, Chaudhvin ka Chand (1960) Dir. M Sadiq
Sunday March 1 at 7:00pm, Mughal-e-Azam (1960) Dir. K Asif
Muslim Social Films
Thursday March 12 at 3:00pm, Najma ( 1943) Dir. Mehboob Khan
Thursday March 12 at 7:00pm, Mere Mehboob (1963) Dir. H.S. Rawail
New Wave Films
Saturday March 14 at 3:00pm, Garm Hawa (1973) Dir. M.S. Sathyu
Saturday March 14 at 7:00pm, Mammo (1994) Dir. Shyam Benegal
Thursday March 19 at 7:00pm, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989) Dir. Saeed Mirza
Courtesan Films
Saturday March 21 at 3:00pm, Fiza (2000) Dir. Khalid Mohammed
Saturday March 21 at 7:00pm, Sardari Begum (1996) Dir. Shyam Benegal
Sunday March 22 at 3:00pm, Pakeezah (1971) Dir. Kamal Amrohi
Sunday March 22 at 7:00pm, Umrao Jaan (2006) Dir. J. P. Dutta
Richard Allen is Chair of Cinema Studies at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

*Seating is limited; please RSVP by the day before the showing.

Check the original links for more details: Link 1, Link 2

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Windows Movie Making with Windows Movie Maker - Part 2



Short Descriptions of WMM:

Story Board :
where you can drag the photos, videos, effects, Transitions

Time Line :
Where you can drop (add) the Music /Audio files and arrange time duration by slide wise.

Effects :
By clicking "Effects" from left menu, you can see all the effects in centre of the WMM window; you may see the preview of the selected effect by clicking play button in preview screen.

Drag and drop the selected effect in to the "STAR" mark bottom left corner of the photo which you have already dropped in to the story board.

By clicking "Transitions" from left menu you can see all the transition effects in centre of the WMM window, you can see the preview of the effect by selecting and playing in preview screen.

Drag and drop the selected Transition in the story board in between two photos / clip boxes.

“Publish to"

While you are saving you WMM file it will save as a RAW file in WMM , you can see it in Window Movie Maker only.

To see in Windows Media Player or in other format you must select one format from “publish to" menu from the left side. You may choose the quality and format of the movie with this.

Note : better always save file first on “this computer” option, later you can write on CD or DVDs

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Windows Movie Making with Windows Movie Maker - Part 1

How to make movie clip with photos in Windows Movie Maker ?
How to make photo slide show in Windows Movie Maker ?
How to add the background music for it ?

these all questions I have faced before and I find out the answer is very simple and now my friends also asked me so many times for its tips, accordingly, I prepared this tutorial for all as posted here...

You can make photo movie clip / photo slide show very easy with adding background music and special effects with Window Movie Maker and show to your friends and family with this you can watch tons of pictures without boring and enjoy a lot.

4 steps to making simple photo movie clip

STEP 1. Import Pictures into WMM
STEP 2. Import Audio or Music into WMM
STEP 3. Drag & Drop photos in to Story Board
STEP 4. Drag & Drop Music file in to Time Line\Audio

Your photo picture is ready. You can watch your photo movie with music immediately by clicking play button in right side preview screen.


The photos you want to make the movie/slide show arrange those all in one folder or remember photo files location to import in to Window Movie Maker

After opened the Windows Movie Maker see the "Pictures" buttons at top left under the sub-heading Import .

By clicking it "import file" window will open, then select your photos one by one or select all and click "Import" button. All the photos will be imported in to the Windows Movie Maker and it will appear in center of the WMM window.


See the "Audio or Music" button at top left, under the sub-heading Import .

By clicking it "import file" window will open, then select your music file and click "Import" button, selected music file will be imported in to the WMM window it will appear in center of the WMM window

3. Drag and drop the photos from the center of the window, where you were already imported, one by one or select all in to the story board boxes.

4. Drag & Drop your selected music file in to Time line / Audio
to be remembered … Story Board & Time line is the same button and appears at bottom left of WMM

Click the play button in preview screen and enjoy it. Read more .... CLICK HERE

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