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Black Pottery of Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh

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Published on Jun 6, 2016

Nizamabad is a small town in Azamgarh District situated about 100km (62 miles) north of Varanasi on the banks of river Tamsa, which feeds several lakes on the outskirts of the town.

The pottery of Nizamabad is characterized by its smooth lustrous black finish with sparkling motifs of silver grey etchings which resemble bidriware of Karnataka. The black finish is due to application of clay slip, polishing and reduction firing.
There are about 35 families still living in the town which is gradually diminishing.

In an effort to promote this craft, INTACH Delhi, organized a design development workshop with the artisans and made a documentary film.I hope you enjoy and we are happy for your honest feedback.

Direction & Cinematography: Subinoy Das
Art Direction: Darshan Singh
Editing: Subinoy Das & Akhil Gupta
Voice Over: Bhaveen Gossain
Produced by: INTACH, New Delhi, India.

Intach Team: Bindu Manchanda, Anil Browne, Anshu Ahuja, Meenu Sharma, Pitamber.S.Rawat

Equipment used:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 6D
Tamron 24-70mm 2.8
Canon 16-35mm L
Canon 50mm 1.4f
Zoom H1, Nexus 5
Manfrotto 190X PRO B, 681B
Manfrotto Fluid Drag System
Vanguard SBH 300
We edited and colour graded the entire clip on Adobe Premire Pro CC and Speedgrade.

more information and production photos: http://craftsheritage.intach.org/?p=579

©INTACH,All rights reserved
feel free to watch it on Vimeo, to share on Facebook, Twitter etc. but please ask for embed permission and please don't upload the video on Youtube or any other site.

Thank you!

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    • Rag Mian-Ki Todi Pt.1
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    • Ali Akbar Khan
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    • Morning Visions
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    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of AMMP)

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