I’ve tried then to train myself in telling these question-riddled stories in as ‘accessible’ and ‘entertaining’ forms as possible, so that a wider set of individuals – wider both by age and culture – can access it, and be moved by it. The medium doesn’t matter.
"I wanted to try and make the vibe of Knives to feel like the sort of movie the main character would himself enjoy."
My photography helps in composition. The kind of film you are making, based on that, you find it easier to frame each and every shot.
The whole process took about a year and a half. Half the time was all preproduction. After that, it was a fairly monotonous but amazing experience of slowly turning the whole project into animation. I did about 3-4 seconds a day.
Strangely the character is so so much like me. When I and Arati started discussing the character, I would end up saying that's just me!