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About the project

Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan planned to treat its guests with authentic Garhwali food, a lesser known gem of India. The robust flavours of the Himalayas, the pahari practices and the culture was sure to satiate the guests.
Venue : Courtyard By Marriott Chakan, Pune
Year : 2019

the Brief

The brief was to capture the essence of the Garwhali cuisine using visuals which had to go hand in hand with the story that Chef Suresh from Courtyard By Marriott Pune Chakan was narrating about his home town. We had to bring about a connect between his childhood stories and the food that he has grown up eating in the hills of Uttarakhand. This would help take the viewers on a journey and help them experience the origin of the cuisine and better appreciate the diversity in cuisine our country has to offer.


We had a team of 5 which included 1 DOP, 1 Focus, 1 Assistant DOP and 2 Light boys. It was a 9 hour shoot and we decided to capture the story bit first and then accompany the chef to get some creative b-roll that would go hand in hand with his story. Pointers were picked up during the piece to camera and then B-rolls were planned accordingly. A rough storyboard was prepared as well for visual references of some of the creative shots. The rest of the shots were planned on the go.

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