I like to light up with big bounced soft sources ~ Tapan Basu, DOP -R.A.W
Romeo. Akbar. Walter (RAW) starring John Abraham may have opened low but the word of mouth gave it a solid week at the box office. I met with the Director of Photography Tapan Basu and discussed his process of building the world of RAW.
Tapan who has got multiple awards for cinematography in a short span and established himself as a foremost artist in his field. Tapan shot some of the most watched and awarded TVCs and his credit includes over 450 commercials of various product and services. His debut feature film Kahani-2 opened with rave reviews by the critics on its cinematography and he won yet another Bronze in cinematography at the Abby’s Fest in Goa this week for his Incredible India ad.
Excerpts of our conversation.
How would you define your career so far?
How do you plan and set the colour and tone of the film? Is it before you start shooting or while you shoot that you find it?