Filming in Asia

Back in India

It’s been a couple of years since my last film project here in India. There’s a whole bunch of reasons why I enjoy returning. I am really inspired by how colorfully both culture and religion are expressed here. And though not new to me, I still get a huge creative kick out of the chaos upon each return to almost any country in Asia.

As the Dreamliner flew in over Delhi, a thick, greenish layer of pollution engulfed the capital, I was reminded of what it was like in  L.A. during the mid 1970s, before emission regulations were in place and gas came in a lead-free version and got “cleaner”. Back when the joke, “what happens when the smog lifts from Los Angeles? UCLA” was relevant.

But down here in the south, the air is clear and the sun is mostly shining from a clear blue sky. It’s hot and humid, though. Which means filming takes place during early mornings and later afternoons. Which suits me just fine as that is also when the south Asian light is at it’s very flattering best.