Varanasi – A Nomad NRI and travel filming in India

By: Sona Nambiar,

Chasing a personal documentary project in Varanasi led to me making this travel film that is also featured on my Youtube channel. A creative experiment. Using a Sony RX100v and Iphone7 plus. A high-end compact camera and my mobile phone to depict the real sights and sounds of the oldest living city in the world.. The rough with the smooth..

The beginnings of a new journey…. In Kashi – my soul city. Varanasi is also known as Kashi, Banaras and Anandvan. This film was shot over two trips in November 2017 and January 2018.

Have to thank Sony Middle East for letting me review their nifty compact camera, which is great  to shoot on the go.. At times, you think it is too small and might not have captured the scene. But during the post-production stage, you can really see the results..

Works great with a Manfrotto mini tripod when you want to travel light while getting the real feel of cities.. I paired it with the Iphone7 plus to get those sudden moments where the phone is your best ally and there is no time to whip out the camera or change settings..