Rajani Ramanathan  


Part 2 of the video series on Varanasi by Rajani Ramanathan
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April 2021 - Part 2 of the video series on Varanasi

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This is part 2 of the video series on Varanasi. This video was really challenging for me since I had a lot of footage and it was a difficult process of elimination in terms of trying to decide what the storyline should be. My first draft of the video was in fact over 30 minutes. I really wanted to showcase the scale and grandeur of the festivals held in Varanasi. I think the video is still too long but hopefully it is informative and would induce you to visit here.

The photographs were shot using my Canon 5D Mark iv, and the videos using my phone. There are 2 background scores that I have used other than of course the original background music and sound that was recorded with the videos.
The first song is the actual "Bhajan" or prayer song that is used when performing the "Ganga Aarti" that is depicted in the first half of the video. The second score is a prayer that is about Varanasi and Ganga that is chanted to seek blessings.


1 comment posted




Peter Shi   Peter Shi
Rajani,
1. Love this episode as much as Episode One. You absolutely spent plenty of time on shooting and editing this video
2. You yourself as a narrator presents the knowledgeable and interesting story to your audience. Like the culture of this country
3. Excellent photography! Good composition, lighting and so on
4. Smooth and steady transitions between clips used throughout   Posted: 03/30/2021 17:04:47



 

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