• Books - Fiction

    My Book Trailer Video for The Archers Revenge

    I am sure you all remember the book I wrote and published around five-years ago – The Archers Revenge. It’s a crime fiction/thriller novella. Nowadays, as I am creating videos, I thought why not create a video trailer for my own book? So after a week’s efforts, here it is – The Book Trailer 🙂 This trailer runs just for 45s, still, it takes so much time to make. I created this video from scratch, didn’t use any template – btw. I have used page flipping animation so that the book feel is retained even in the video format. I love the music I licensed for this video – it…

  • Thoughts

    Let’s Collaborate!

    I noticed that it’s ME who’s writing posts and creating videos for this blog. And I’ve been doing that for more than a decade! I think things should change a little now that I have grown and matured with all that experience. My second decade of blogging will involve two things, I am going to involve the community by creating guest posts, interviews, journalistic articles about them, etc. In short, I am going to shift my direction to highlight the wonderful things others are doing. I am going to create content not only in this blog but also on my social media channels. The content on the blog will be…

  • Photos-Videos

    Happy Pongal Greetings Video

    Here is a fun festival greetings video I made for this Pongal 2020. The kolam in the video was drawn by Ramya in front of our house. The robotic voice is actually our voice converted with an audio editing app. Hope you like it. And of course, wishing you all a Happy Pongal/Sankranthi 🙂 Destination Infinity

  • Events in Chennai

    Chennai Book Fair 2020: Imp. Info (Jan. 9 – 21)

    So I went to the 43rd Chennai Book Fair – 2020 yesterday and I made the above video with a few photos taken there. The important information like venue, dates, time, entry fee, discount, other attractions, etc. are given below. Venue: YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai Dates: Jan. 9 to Jan. 21 Timings: Weekdays: 3 to 9 P.M. Holidays: 11 am to 9 pm Entry Ticket Fee: Rs. 10 Discount for Books: 10% Size/Visitor Info: 800 Book Stalls 15 Lakh Titles 30 Lakh Viewers Other Attractions: Book Talks & Shows Food Stalls Special Exhibit this year: Kizhadi – Iradi Thamizh Thonmaigal/Excavations (You can buy the Kizhadi Agazhaivu…

  • Events in Chennai

    Carnival 2020 to be held on Jan. 12 (Sun)

    Tamil Nadu Arya Vysya Mahila Sabha is organizing its annual event & exhibition – ‘Carnival 2020’ this Sunday (Jan. 12, 2020) at Ethiraj Kalyana Mandapam, Alwarpet, Chennai. Time: 10.00 A.M. to 6 P.M. Here is an overview video of what you can expect in this expo from one of the stall participants, RR Fashion Jewellery – Yes, we are participating as an exhibitor displaying our range of customizable fashion jewellery products like chains, bangles, ear-rings, etc. All are welcome, irrespective of whether you belong to Arya Vysya community or not. Entry is free of cost. Although this is being organized by the Mahila Sabha, both men and women are encouraged…

  • Thoughts

    Lizol Introduces Cement Floor Cleaners

    Lizol officials launching Lizol Cement Surface Cleaners @ Hyatt Regency, Chennai on Jan. 9 2020. One big issue with people whose homes contain cement flooring throughout or at some places like a portico, staircase, terrace, etc. is the lack of a good cleaning agent specifically designed to be used with cement surfaces. Cement surfaces are known to form white patches on exposure to carbon-di-oxide and it’s difficult to clean them. People might use detergent and phenyl but these are not generally very effective. Lizol, a well-known brand in the cleaning liquid market, has just introduced Lizol Cement Surface Cleaner & Disinfectant in four Indian states where they anticipate the demand…

  • Thoughts

    Island Grounds Exhibition 2020 Timings & Dates [Trade Fair in Chennai]

    The 46th India Tourist & Industrial Fair [Island Grounds Exhibition 2020, Chennai] is open to the public from, Dates: Jan. 1 to Mar. 7, 2020. Timings: 3 P.M. to 10 P.M. [On Sundays and Public Holidays the expo might open earlier – by 11 A.M. but this has not been confirmed officially] The Timings for Giant Wheel and other amusement rides at the end of the venue is 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. Ticket Cost: Rs. 35 for Adults & Rs. 20 for kids aged between 6 and 12 years. Bike Parking Charges: Rs. 50. Car parking is also available in the venue, but I am not sure about the…

  • Sustainable-Living

    Yengal Thalaivi – Greta Thunberg

    I am a Sustainable Living enthusiast, but I have taken very little action to become a Sustainable Living practitioner. There is a big difference between aspiring to do something and actually taking concrete steps towards doing that thing. Action is more important than words or intentions. This was reiterated to me by my new Guru – Sweedish Teenager named Greta Thunberg. (Read the linked Wikipedia introduction about her to know about what she has been doing.) It’s heart-warming to see someone so young being so passionate about climate change. So passionate that she started protesting in front of the Sweedish Parliament and inspired many students from many countries to do…

  • Photos-Videos

    Photobook :)

    As I am learning animated video creation, I get a lot of opportunities to indulge in making creative videos with our own photos and then share it (put scene) on social media. This is one more such – It’s a Photobook with page turn animation!! Although this is a virtual photo book, this style is popular with people wanting to share their memories on social media. Of course, a virtual photobook video allows me to be even more creative with my ideas. So, I have an animated front cover with the first letter of our names being revealed in handwriting style. I have also included a growing leaf animation. I…

  • Photos-Videos

    Survey: Which Logo Animation Style Do You Like?

    I have created three text-based logo animation styles, for my own logo, as shown in the above video. I request you to mention the logo animation style (1, 2 or 3) that you liked the most – in the comments section below. This is a survey to identify which style resonates the most with varied audiences. I am simultaneously requesting this feedback on my social networks and blogs. Once I am done with the survey, mostly in a week or so, I’ll edit this post to reflect the total votes received for each style across all channels. Please participate. Destination Infinity