Ace cinematographer Shanu Singh Rajput recent project Avrodh season 2 is being loved by the audience. While the show has some spellbinding performances, the cinematography has also been appreciated.
“Avrodh season 2 is a massive show, especially in terms of the variety of locations. There are as good as 150 locations that we covered for one show. And the schedules were spread over more than one year. So yes, it is really overwhelming to see all the hard work reflect on the product. The show was very meticulously visualized by Raj Acharya and it was an amazing process to bring out that on camera,” says Shanu.
Talking about the cinematography sketch, Shanu Singh Rajput says, “As mentioned, our director Raj Acharya did have a very precise vision and the biggest challenge was the wide range of locations. The idea was to keep everything as organic as possible. So, in terms of lighting, me and my team had to do in-depth research on how these spaces in the reel world actually look like in the real world. Accordingly, we tried to keep every frame as raw and real as possible. The concept itself gives you a feel of de-construction. So, in terms of look and feel, we have tried to create that sense of chaos. We have tried using mostly natural sources of light as key and enhanced the very original lighting visible to the naked eye for the viewfinder.”
He adds, “We used a lot of LED Matt lights battery operated to help us keep things handy. As said, juggling between a vast palette of spaces, saving time without compromising on the vision was crucial.” Shanu Singh Rajput has worked on prominent projects like Punchbeat, Mastyakand, Parchayee, Code M and Avrodh season 1 as a Cinematographer.
Talking about his upcoming projects, he adds, “There is a Voot web series and a couple of south films lined up for this year. And yes a few more projects are being shaped up for next year as well.”