The week’s offerings include the Irrfan starrer Madaari, the new Star Trek adventure, and the Hindi dubbed version of Kabali.
Madaari Irrfan stars in and has co-produced Nishikant Kamat’s new movie, about a common man named Nirmal who becomes a criminal. Nirmal loses his son in a tragic accident and swears revenge against the minister who was indirectly responsible. Nirmal kidnaps the minister’s son, inviting the police force on his trail. The movie also stars Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi and Vishesh Bansal as the young victim of kidnapping.
Star Trek Beyond Justin Lin takes over directing duties from JJ Abrams in the third part of the rebooted franchise. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldhana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Deep Roy all return to the roles they played in the first two films. As an alien attack lays low the USS Enterprise, the crew finds itself on an unknown planet where a new adversary lurks. Sofia Boutella plays the alien Jaylah while Idris Elba has signed up for villain duties.
Kabali The latest Rajinikanth movie has been dubbed in Hindi. The movie’s plot has been as closely guarded as the Reserve Bank of India’s gold reserves, but we discern revenge for the death of a loved one as the reason forRajinikant’s grey-haired Malaysian don to spring back into the game. Directed by Pa Ranjith, the movie stars Radhika Apte as the wife and Dhansika as the daughter.
M Cream Agneya Singh’s 2014 independent feature is finally getting a release. Distressed by a shortage of hash in Delhi, four friends travel to Himachal Pradesh in search of the potent Malana cream variety. The cast includes Imaad Shah and Ira Dubey.
Lights Out The latest supernatural horror film features an evil spirit that stalks Martin (Gabriel Bateman). His sister Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) sets out to investigate the story behind the spectre, who might be Diana, their mother’s childhood friend.
Not just for experts: How videography is poised for a disruption
Digital solutions are making sure it’s easier than ever to express your creativity in moving images.
Where was the last time you saw art? Chances are on a screen, either on your phone or your computer. Stunning photography and intricate doodles are a frequent occurrence in the social feeds of many. That’s the defining feature of art in the 21st century - it fits in your pocket, pretty much everyone’s pocket. It is no more dictated by just a few elite players - renowned artists, museum curators, art critics, art fair promoters and powerful gallery owners. The digital age is spawning creators who choose to be defined by their creativity more than their skills. The negligible incubation time of digital art has enabled experimentation at staggering levels. Just a few minutes of browsing on the online art community, DeviantArt, is enough to gauge the scope of what digital art can achieve.
Sure enough, in the 21st century, entire creative industries are getting democratised like never before. Take photography, for example. Digital photography enabled everyone to capture a memory, and then convert it into personalised artwork with a plethora of editing options. Apps like Instagram reduced the learning curve even further with its set of filters that could lend character to even unremarkable snaps. Prisma further helped to make photos look like paintings, shaving off several more steps in the editing process. Now, yet another industry is showing similar signs of disruption – videography.
Once burdened by unreliable film, bulky cameras and prohibitive production costs, videography is now accessible to anyone with a smartphone and a decent Internet bandwidth. A lay person casually using social media today has so many video types and platforms to choose from - looping Vine videos, staccato Musical.lys, GIFs, Instagram stories, YouTube channels and many more. Videos are indeed fast emerging as the next front of expression online, and so are the digital solutions to support video creation.
One such example is Vizmato, an app which enables anyone with a smartphone to create professional-looking videos minus the learning curve required to master heavy, desktop software. It makes it easy to shoot 720p or 1080p HD videos with a choice of more than 40 visual effects. This fuss- free app is essentially like three apps built into one - a camcorder with live effects, a feature-rich video editor and a video sharing platform.
With Vizmato, the creative process starts at the shooting stage itself as it enables live application of themes and effects. Choose from hip hop, noir, haunted, vintage and many more.
Or you can simply choose to unleash your creativity at the editing stage; the possibilities are endless. Vizmato simplifies the core editing process by making it easier to apply cuts and join and reverse clips so your video can flow exactly the way you envisioned. Once the video is edited, you can use a variety of interesting effects to give your video that extra edge.
You can even choose music and sound effects to go with your clip; there’s nothing like applause at the right moment, or a laugh track at the crack of the worst joke.
Or just annotated GIFs customised for each moment.
Vizmato is the latest offering from Global Delight, which builds cross-platform audio, video and photography applications. It is the Indian developer that created award-winning iPhone apps such as Camera Plus, Camera Plus Pro and the Boom series. Vizmato is an upgrade of its hugely popular app Game Your Video, one of the winners of the Macworld Best of Show 2012. The overhauled Vizmato, in essence, brings the Instagram functionality to videos. With instant themes, filters and effects at your disposal, you can feel like the director of a sci-fi film, horror movie or a romance drama, all within a single video clip. It even provides an in-built video-sharing platform, Popular, to which you can upload your creations and gain visibility and feedback.
So, whether you’re into making the most interesting Vines or shooting your take on Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’, experience for yourself how Vizmato has made video creation addictively simple. Android users can download the app here and iOS users will have their version in January.
This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Vizmato and not by the Scroll editorial team.