my relationship with Satyajit Ray was not between a cameraman and a director, he loved me like his younger brother’
Soumendu Ray talks about his career with Satyajit Ray as a cameraman, and the chance he had to work two other very talented technicians: art director Bansi Chandragupta and lighting director Subrata Mitra. He talks later on about Ray’s technical evolution through the years. He explain Ray’s handling of technical crew and actors, and remembers when Ray decided to operate the camera himself. He ends with remembering a nice shooting anecdote….
( in this clip, Soumendu first talks in bengali and then explains the main ideas in english / recorded in 1999 in Calcutta )
this short film is branch#32 of a big tree entitled ‘memories of ray’