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I liked the fact that we had a pool of creative people from all around the country and even Canada, to perform, participate and give such great ideas. I like the fact that we have become great collaborators and created bonds through music. IndianRaga has done a great job bringing in talented people to one place.
Vinod was very supportive when it came to creative projects - he pushed us to think out of the box and try unique ideas. Loved the opportunity to work with him. The three days of fellowship have been fun, creative, productive, and great learning experience and I'm glad to have met such amazing artists.
To sync up with Sriram in terms of approvals of ideas. During the fellowship, there was a friction of ideas between Vinod and Sriram. What Vinod loved - Sriram necessarily did not, which makes total sense because they are looking at the piece with two different perspectives. But, it would be productive during the sessions in the fellowship when we get all combined feedback before, so we prep up our ideas before we come to fellowship itself!
1. It would have been nice if we had more audio time. I personally think we should lessen the number of productions to make sure quality is shown in all productions, both in audio and video.
2. Videos and concepts that don't fit with the platform should not be approved and implemented. After the entire process is done, IR cannot let us know it does not fit into the Carnatic element of the brand and then not agree to publish the videos. We got this figured, thankfully. But, this is just feedback for the future 🙂
3. The post-production process can be a LOT smoother. The team should not be responsible for logistics, direction, or basic inputs. The audio team lacks expertise in understanding basic rhythm corrections, the team literally had to write down volumes, timestamps to correct one simple beat, etc.
Script approval - from point to point. We had a lot of issues with our video and wish we knew what kind of video production IR was able to handle during the fellowship week, so we could have planned around those lines and have made the best use of our time and the equipment available.
IndianRaga is doing a GREAT JOB at bringing artists together and making music through productive fellowship weeks. More brand correction and making sure productions priorotize quality over quantity would bring it to the strides we've seen and applauded from IndianRaga, a community we are all so excited to be a part of 🙂
As much as I loved the creative process, the logistics require months of energy and time, and constant back -to-back with the info team, something I should be wary of, in the future.
it is a very good program where in we get to meet fellow artist and create new creation. The final product is very beautiful, the studio the lighting and the videography is very good. The creative directors are very approachable and very helpful.
She is one of the sweetest person i have met. She helped a lot even though she didn't have to . She ensured that everyone was given the opportunity they needed.
The creative director being so young was finding it difficult to deal with some parents and fellow artist. I felt she should have more support to carry out her work without having to deal with all the drama , anger and pressure of the ppl around.
Everything was good about the program. I found difficulty in my stay . If something can be done about that i would really appreciate. With Trupthi initially i had discussed and concluded that , she, her mom, Deepthi and I would share a room and share the expenses. This was discussed on August 5th and we all agreed to this. However on august 21st when i wanted to confirm the room , she just responded that she will be sharing the room with someone else. Being last minute I was not able to share the room with anyone else, nor get a good room to stay as the rooms were super expense at the last minute. If something could be done about this say a signup sheet for ppl staying together or air B&B for all the artist and charge the artist would be better.
Nope. I feel there was sufficient information provided.
expect for the stay mentioned above everyone was good, helpful. I think it will be helpful in future if we put a no parent policy.
1. All of them were talented and the collaboration program was pretty challenging.
2. Creative directors were of great help.
3. IndianRaga team was very responsive which is something to be really appreciated.
4. I really liked working with artists of different genres.
Swathi was very helpful throughout the fellowship program. Her feedback was constructive.
Yes, a couple of video shoot tips for the dancers would be really helpful
Below are the pointers for betterment rather than dislike
1. They should have more lighting for the dance productions.
2. Co-ordination comes through practice and I felt we were running short of time.
3. Not all dancers welcome others to be part of their production.
4. There weren't enough audios for the dancers to select from, most of them were already used.
Yes, a couple of video shoot tips would be really helpful. Live performances are very different from video shoots, it's definitely worth knowing beforehand what can and can't be done during the shoot.
Bringing close globally talented artists is a wonderful teamwork.
I liked the opportunity to meet talented musicians under one roof, and the opportunity to create different aspects of classical music, and it's applications to deliver music in a format that is suitable for the Internet. I learned the aspects that make YouTube productions, and the process of creating projects enabled me to break things down and come up with storyboards and storylines and visions for the production.
Good. Vinod was very helpful at the Google meetings giving his feedback and time on the productions. He was friendly and kind as well.
I felt he was overloaded on the days of the fellowship between multiple projects. Perhaps some more time for input with music arrangements would help bring more fruition to the projects.
The teams should be asked to do an orientation course on software and arrangements possibly.
Perhaps have an extra creative director to handle time constraints between studios.
What I found disappointing was the dearth of musicians for projects. I would have liked the teams to have more talented co-musicians who would be able to give their time between projects.
I think more than 3 projects per musician would dilute their contribution to a project.
I would have liked raised platforms and a few decorative props for some of the videos. Being fellows, it is not possible for us to bring our own props to the fellowship while leading teams on our projects as well.
Video locations and props could be planned a bit ahead.
Schedules should be well-spaced. Recordings need 2 hours studio time, and should not be allowed unless they had a satisfactory rehearsal with complete team. Full team should be present from Day 1 of fellowship, it is not fair to have team members arrive later and compromise all the hard efforts put in by team leads.
Be on time.
Do your homework with the material provided by the team leads. It is time-consuming to explain things.
Practice well and treat every project like it's your most important one.
I would like to work with some team members I did not get an opportunity to work with but thought are great people and very talented. If I get to pick my musical teammates (with prior planning), I would love to do a few more productions.
I really enjoyed meeting all of the amazingly talented dancers and musicians at the fellowship. Often times as young dancers, we do not get the opportunity to create our choreography and I really enjoyed exploring that aspect of dance. I am really looking forward to seeing all of the finished productions and hopefully meeting with these dancers again in the future.
Swathi was really sweet and gave really good feedback during run-throughs, especially as it pertained to what exactly Indian Raga was going for in terms of how to create content that will trend ( as many of us didn't have experience creating content like that)
I think that while Swathi gave really good advice when she did give advice, she was often really focused on her own dances that she wasn't able to see our dances until run throughs. I think runthroughs would have been more productive and helpful if swathi had seen each of the dances a few time before we did them for run throughs. Especially of those who were first time fellows, we don't have the experience to know exactly what Indian Raga is looking for in choreography.
I personally did not like the set up of the studio that we were located at. While it may have been perfect for the musicians, for the dancers, the lack of mirrors, and adequate space made it hard to choreograph. Additionally, I did not like how the schedule got changed around so frequently, with little warning. This forced us to present dances that had not been given adequate rehearsal time during run throughs.
A little more information about the food situation in the area. Aparna was amazing at getting us food, but I wish we had been informed about that option a little before. Additionally, it would have been helpful to have had a rough lay out for the schedule for the week just to have a mental game plan.
Overall, the fellowship was a really good experience! Wish it had been a little longer, but at the end of the day I was really happy with the productions I was in and the people I met
The freedom to create.
How the whole recording set up is done.
It exceeded our expectations although we had so much hesitation going to it, could be because it was our first time attending it. It was a very well organized event. Fellows and their family members were treated with so much care & lot of respect. It was a family & lively environment. Fellows were given freedom to come with ideas and encouraged to explore to be more creative. Indian Raga founder & CEO Sriram Emani is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, very dynamic & down to earth person. Our heart felt thanks to him for proving this platform to showcase our talent. Thanks to creative director Vinod Krishnan for his guidance and encouragement. Chicago fellowship organizer Aparna is an incredible lady with mountain of patience, always tried to do her best.. We would love to come back and also would encourage other talents in our town to apply for fellowship.
Vinod Krishnan was very helpful in suggesting better ideas, giving good tips so you could be better at what you are doing. He did spend lot of time in giving feedback, making sure things went right during audio as well as video recording. He is a remarkable musician.
Yes, we want him to do conference call early in the game so people are well prepared and have a better idea about their production piece before coming to fellowship.
There is NOTHING 🙂
Yes, communication with fellows could have been little better by doing two or so conference calls during collaboration. We didn't know what to expect at the fellowship in spite of going thru production process document. We had lot of hesitation coming to it, had almost dropped out in confusion (:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Work!!! Great Great Great Energy!!!
just testing 😉 😛
Everyone was cool but Aparna was the best 😛
was wonderful. Some of us were scared of the creative director(s) 😛
That everyone is fluent in their native languages too 😛
just testing the form 😉 😛
The parking situation and not enough changing/dressing rooms 😛
More preparedness in the genre selected and a sense of feedback/quality expectations would have benefited preparations to be at the best
Add raffle prizes for best fellow, cute fellow, most hilarious fellows and prizes can just be an IndianRaga sticker, T-shit, coffee mug - something to remember by for that year/city 😉