No Clap, it's Tab for Ravichandran

The filmmaker and actor has done away with tradition and embraced technology for his upcoming film Apoorva.

Published: 20th April 2016 01:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2016 01:41 AM   |  A+A-


In the past, Ravichandran has shown that he is one filmmaker and actor who is inclined to break rules and pave way to innovation in an industry, which is crawling, albeit at an amazing pace, to erase its conservative and conventional approach. Moving with times, he has taken liberties unheard of before in Sandalwood by using technology and setting new trends. For his new film, Apoorva, the actor has done away with the traditional sounding of the clapboard, opting for a tab instead.

According to the multitalented personality, there was a time when the clapboard was required to sync the sound and negatives were developed based on the ‘Ok’ and ‘Takes’, but it does not serve much purpose. “With the arrival of digital technology, many things have changed. The tab is now my best friend. It records with sound,” says the director while noting that he entirely depended on the instrument without needing a clap boy or assistant.

Asserting that there is a need to move ahead rather than move on, he avers that it is time for Sandalwood to embrace the latest in technology and utilise the maximum benefits. “I still see the assistant directors and associate directors scribbling on the spot and running around holding the clap and a chalk piece, which is a waste of time. With the tab, the team on the sets can see continuity,” he points out.

Apparently Ravichandran has also written his experiences while making Apoorva including the script writing on his tab and he says that he is waiting for the film to come out to reveal the events. But he shows his apprehension to disclose the release date of Apoorva. “Filmmaking takes time. We are now at the DTS stage and I can gauge the time it will consume, but it is a not a regular film, which I can finish in one week.  For me, it is not a film, but an experience,” he states.

But according to sources, Ravichandran is hopeful to come out with the film on his birthday, which falls on May 30.

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