Experimental Video + Animation

A selection of projects ranging from video to animated graphics to stop-motion animation.

12826 Miles in 96 Hours

Video montage of a very hurried mid-semester trip halfway around the world and back — Boston–Kuwait–Boston — in one weekend for paperwork. Being a visa holder of the country I call home (Kuwait), citizen of India, and a resident in the USA, my life and travels have been dictated by my visa status. I captured every moment of this trip to give viewers an insight into the absurdity of going on such a long, arduous journey only to spend 48 short hours with my family. My hope for the future is a world in which the label on your passport does not determine how often you can go home; a world where traveling is more accessible, and every human receives equal opportunities. 

Nikon D5100 and HTC phone | Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

Tender Buttons:  A Substance in a Cushion

A tribute to my love for paper cut artwork, visually represented through an excerpt from Gertrude Stein's "Tender Buttons". 

"What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it. The question does not come before there is a quotation. In any kind of place there is a top to covering and it is a pleasure at any rate there is some venturing in refusing to believe nonsense. It shows what use there is in a whole piece if one uses it and it is extreme and very likely the little things could be dearer but in any case there is a bargain and if there is the best thing to do is to take it away and wear it and then be reckless be reckless and resolved on returning gratitude."

Nikon D5100 | Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects | Voiceover by me


A stop-motion claymation visually defining the word “jump”.

Nikon D5100 | Adobe Lightroom, Premiere Pro

Notice the Little Things

A stop-motion animation based on Maira Kalman's thoughts shared during an interview with Krista Tippett.
Music: "State of the Art" by Gotye

Nikon D5100 | Adobe Lightroom, Premiere Pro