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Hey Krishna, great work on the 'A Conversation' and 'In the morning'. Wondering, if you can share the making of 'In the morning', or maybe just a few post production techniques or effects that you might've used. Cheers and keep up the experimentation.

Thank you so much! In brief, I shot the actors in front of a blue screen (it was actually a narrow blue door) and then chroma keyed them onto an image of a Hopper painting (from which I Photoshopped out the people he'd painted). Over this, I added a canvas texture. And also, I adjusted the color of the footage I shot to match the background.

I dunno, is that what you meant? :)

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What is your source of inspiration?

Inspiration is everywhere. Film and filmmakers I love, things I've lived through, my family, my friends. Not in that order at all. No one source.

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Your favourire 10 movies

My answers will be different everyday, but a few titles will pop up in all of them: "The Wizard of Oz," "King Kong," "Pinocchio," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Plan 9 From Outer Space"... I dunno. I love movies. I love so many movies. Hard question.

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I was on your twitter page the other day.came across one of your twets which said you have lost most of your hearing in one ear.is it true.because I too have hearing loss of higher frequencies in both ears.and I aspire to be a film critic.am roger eberts fan too.thing I loved most about roger(it was

My ears are fine now. It was a build up of wax that had reduced my hearing, partly because I used earphones too much. Being a cinephile, filmmaker and occasional "composer," I need to be able to listen to stuff. I've found that I can use headphones extensively without any problems.

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What angers you the most?

Hypocrisy, especially in myself. And people with blunt pencils. And communication gaps. Yep, communication gaps really get to me.

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Glen or Glenda was great as well! Orgy of the Dead just seemed like Manos the hands of fate met the skeleton in Linda Lovelace's closet. Have you seen what was really Tim Burton's last biopic titled, Ed Wood? One of Johnny Depp's most inspired performances.

I love "Ed Wood." One of Burton's best films; it really gets the passion and honesty of Wood--of course, I didn't know Wood, but I'd like to think he was something like Depp's version.

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Haha, we've all been there. It's the worst when you don't realize how juvenile your ID really is because it's not something you really think about; and then suddenly you're 16, someone asks you your ID and you go.. 'blaziken123.. oh shit.'

I've come to embrace "krishna_niceguy," actually. It sounds self-aware and subversive (ssh, don't say anything to the contrary and ruin this for me).

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why are you such a dweeb? lol

Because the world needs it.

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How much did Youtube pay u 4 the 1 mil+ views in your gravity/superman vid??

Actually the video now has 5 million views, but I've seen no money grow out of it. I can't monetize my "Gravity"-"Superman" mash up because of copyright reasons, so all the money from those five million views is going somewhere else.

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PS: I'd love to help in any new project of yours in any way that I can! Cheers

Thanks again, but who are you? E-mail me: krishna_niceguy@hotmail.com

P.S.: I will take no help from you if you laugh at my juvenile e-mail ID.

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Dude, you are SO FUCKING brilliant, it blows my mind when I look at what you've created and think about how we're the same age. Big Fan. Keep at it. Know what/ who you remind me of ? Ed Wood. Your surrealism seems a lot more.. Down to earth though haha, Just wow!

Thank you so much. No one has ever said that to me before, the Ed Wood comparison. I take it as a huge compliment! He was so passionate about what he was doing and he just kept doing it, against all odds. "Plan 9" is truly an all time favorite.

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Are you studying right now?.....if yes where?

Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India.

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are you a part of any network who manages your YouTube account?

Nope. Completely independent.

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When are you making your first feature length film? What genre? - Pradip Atluri (atluri.pradip@gmail.com)

No idea. At all. It'll probably not be an action picture, that's all I can say for sure.

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what did you wanted to be as a child?

Filmmaker or comic book artist or painter or illustrator. Exactly the same things I want to be right now.

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did you get a call from sanjay leela bhansali?

No, why? Should I have?

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It said "Ask Krishna Anything"...So I thought I'd ask you for a million dollars.hehehhe....just kidding! found your website interesting....

Where do I send the money?

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I am a web developer, well a try hard, I have been very much confused all the time whenever i try to do something unique but i just want to say that you're site is very much intriguing and fascinating to know that its something that even your videos and pictures have. any tips?

I'm not sure. Just do what you love, and just because you love doing it. Of course there will be other factors and motivations, but the main thing should be that you're doing whatever just because you *really want to*. If that makes any sense.

Why am I even giving these sermons here? Just have fun, man. And it's fine to be a try hard. That's where most cool things begin.

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You inspire me. When did you start working on your website and YouTube channel?

Thank you so much! An honor. I started the YouTube channel when I was around 15 and my first website a year or two later. I've always used Wordpress for my blogs. I find that it has everything I need. Some day, I'll give Tumblr a shot.

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What's your favourite chocolate bar?

Snickers.

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what is your favorite colour?

Yellow. For sure.

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krishna--- I knew Roger Ebert for 51 years, since we worked on the Daily Illini together, and I've decided to do a book, a memoir/bio, of his life. Carol Iwata suggested I interview you. Please e-mail me at Ivorybells1@cs.com. Roger wrote about our friendship in Life Itself. Best,Bill Nack

Yikes. Just saw this. E-mailing you right away!

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If you could communicate with your pet for just a minutes, and they would understand, what would you say?

"I know what you're up to. You can fool my mom, you can even fool my sister... but I'm onto you. Asshole."

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What's your favorite thing to eat for lunch?

My favorite thing to eat any time is my mom's dosa with her homemade pudi.

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