For years it was only films that went to festivals that needed a subtitle. With the ever increasing global penetration of YouTube and Over-The-Top (OTT) Platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, having subtitles for your film is soon becoming a necessity.

Why Subtitles

Right now the number of people watching films…


Everything we do on set is nothing but collecting raw materials. It is in the editing table that a film actually comes together. …


Much of storytelling through sound in films work at a level that is not very apparent. What we notice most are the dialogues and music. Foley and ambience sounds almost seems irrelevant. But the moment it is not there you will find it distasteful, like a curry without salt.

Foley…


Using sound design to tell stories is an integral element of filmmaking that I’m still only learning. To me personally the other elements of a film stand out more; like the story, characters, actors, cinematography, set design and so on. Probably because they are more in-your-face.

I could not find…


In the first article in this series, we looked at how you can have music in your films without a composer by using royalty free music from SoundCloud and licensed ones from Artlist. In the second article we looked at using Filmstro to truly create music without a composer. …


Yesterday we looked at getting music without a composer from SoundCloud and Artlist. These were all websites that had music made by composers, either given to us for free or at a fee. One of the major struggles you face with that is the music might not always be on…


Artlist | Music Without A Composer

While we were making our debut feature film, Munnariv, we had hired a composer to do its music. As the dates got closer, without any warning or delivering any music, he quit on us. Being already late for a festival submission, we had no time to find another composer. We…


Having Fun Making Films

The journey of making a film is like taking the 25 years journey of a baby-from infancy to adulthood-and rapidly rushing through it in a year or two. Filmmaking is arduous. During those nerve-racking times ‘fun’ might not be the feeling you always have.

When It is Not Fun Making Films

What starts as an idea between…


Great Food on The Sets of Munnariv

If there is one thing that can keep everyone going while making your independent low budget film, it is tasty food on set. Yes it might seem silly, but it is also the truth.

You might be making one of the most wonderful films that the world has ever seen…


If you want to create storyboards and have not heard of Storyboarder, then you are in for a treat. Storyboarder is a software for Mac and Windows that lets you create storyboards. It is free and it is an awesome piece of software.

If you already have a script written…

Ashik Kumar Satheesh

Touching hearts through stories | Writer, Engineer, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur iashik.com

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