Merging the technological and aesthetical aspects
of a production is my way of directing to achieve a creative
supervision along the logistic set up. Thus I think it is
vital to find answers to...
"How much cost this special
effect and what will it provide to our story?", "How does
the light-setup influence our scenic atmosphere?", "What influence
have the specific shots and their editing order to the narrative
time and flow?", "How do I build emotions by using an organic sound
design?" or "how do i manipulate my audience in a dramaturgical
|Michael T. Bhatty experimented as a media and
art student a lot with lighting, special effects, story telling
and all aspect's other's said they can't be done in Germany...
well, suit yourself!
Having a background on Martial Arts like Karate,
Iaido, Body combat, along with Fencing and Arching I love to
do action in a "cinematic" way. Believability is more vital
than realism in my concept. As doing "actionesque" combat-sequences
is a very time-consuming task, I think it is vital to choreograph
the scenes prior to the shooting - if possible working as closely
with the performing actor as possible.
|Michael T. Bhatty loves fencing and martial arts.
Having directed his share of the martial arts and special moves
for SACRED, one can actually find his style in SACRED, 2004.
Regardless if one is talking about a film or a
games production, regardless if a real actor performs on the set
or in his motion-capture-suit, visualising the written words is
the first step to a successful choreography. Thus I work with screenplays,
still and animated storyboards
and production schedules. Working together with the other team members,
crew and cast of course is vital to give room to spontaneity and
artistical improvistion, thus allowing identifiction with the role
and the tasks at hand for all members of the team.
|For Tortuga (2005/2007) Michael T. Bhatty created
a cinemtaic storyboard, featuring the music of his favorite
composer Andreas Adler, whom he share a creative collaboration
with since then.
To improve the expression
of a scene is something I don't restrain on the mechanics
of image composition only or on the acted performance of gestures
or mimics. I strongly encourage the usage of sound and the acoustic
composition. Thus when writing a screenplay I play with the narrative
impact of sound-FX, emotional manipulation of music, voice acting
|Doing what others not dared during the '90s.
a fast paced action sequence including dark elves and orcs written
and directed by Michael T. Bhatty as a media and art student.
It is my concept to combine the creative
directing with the logistical tasks of project management
to master the neccessary chaos our art form drags along;-)