But when it happens, it happens in a flash. She also conducts workshops for students and parents where she uses her experience in wildlife filmmaking to create awareness that there are career options outside the standard box, and though these are challenging, they can be extremely fulfilling. I wanted to make something that would entertain as well as educate. Of course, when you are doing filmmaking, you come back after sunset and after that you have to back up all your footage, clean all your gear, pack for the next day, have dinner, clean yourself up and then go to bed. If you tell their story and tell it honestly and in a nice and engaging manner and you bring them to the forefront, and let them unfold the magic for you, animals make the best conservationists
Kapur made her film on Sirocco, a kakapo (night parrot in the Maori language), as her university project on a shoestring budget of just £ Ashwika Kapur on 24 October became the first Indian woman to win prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award. She won the coveted wildlife photography award in best newcomer category for her film, Sirocco - how a dud became a stud.
Panda award also known as Green Oscar of the natural. Ashwika Kapoor, the year-old Calcuttan who won a Green Oscar on the Kakapo, an endangered flightless bird native to New Zealand.
Apart from film festivals, I have taken the film to schools, colleges and clubs across Calcutta, including Modern High School, St.
When I was three or four years old, I wanted a dog. He is a VIP — and acts like one — in New Zealand with a reserved seat on the aircraft when he travels to meet his fans. Off to Africa I grew up as a child actor, so I used to prance around in these commercials and I did some telefilms as well, with some big names, like Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
So I chose to tell his life story in the form of a rags-to-riches tale through which audiences learn about this very unique species at large. Around the time I was turning my home into a zoo, I had been spending a lot of time on film sets as a child actor and was in absolute awe over the entire process of moviemaking.
Animals as ambassadors As far as I am concerned, animals make the best ambassadors for conservation.
On wings of a kakapo, flight to Green Oscars
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|I wanted it to be a celebration. Around the time I was turning my home into a zoo, I had been spending a lot of time on film sets as a child actor and was in absolute awe over the entire process of moviemaking.
Other than the screening, Sirocco has attracted extensive interactions and healthy debates. Ashwika Kapoor, the year-old Calcuttan who won a Green Oscar last month, was welcomed home by her family, friends, former teachers and well-wishers at The Park on November 6.
Wildlife filmmaker Mike Pandey is among the few Indians who have won this award, also known as the Green Oscar, in the past.
I came across the kakapo during research for my graduation.
Kolkata’s Ashwika Kapur wins Green Oscar
Natural history Filmmaking and Communication graduate Ashwika Kapur is smashing produced an $ film about Sirocco, a “celebrity” kakapo parrot. Assistant Editor Purva Variyar reviews Ashwika Kapur's Green Oscar Meet Sirocco, a Kakapo, one of only Kakapo parrots left in the world with most of.
Over the next five years, my 12th-floor apartment on Ballygunge Circular Road was steadily getting converted into a zoo… a pair of rabbits, 20 pigeons, squirrels, macaws, a tortoise and more.
Because dawn and dusk are the most active times for any kind of wildlife and also the light is the best, for photography. But when it happens, it happens in a flash.
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That has been a huge encouragement. Kakapos are a flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling species of parrot in New Zealand that are critically endangered. Kapur wants to be able to continue to tell incredible animal stories from around the world and keep reminding people what a weird yet wonderful world we live in.
Slowly, the thought of studying this formally was becoming more and more attractive.