“I keep designing for every project till I don’t produce my best design yet.”- Omung Kumar
by Kanika Mehta Business Events | August 6, 2015 | News
One of the most looked forward to sessions at the recently concluded ICWF 2015, ‘The nuances of architectural applications in set design’ was conducted by the multi-faceted Omung Kumar who is an award-winning production designer and art director. He is also the director of the film, Mary Kom. Interestingly he has designed and worked on a few prestigious and high-end weddings recently.
Speaking of his own way of designing, Omung said, “I design close to 2 sets everyday. It is very important to reinvent everyday. I do not design for a project or for others. I design for myself. I keep designing for every project till I don’t produce my design yet.”
Telling an enthusiastic audience about his work on the film ‘Black’ he elaborated, “During Black, on my say, Sanjay Leela Bansali tried all the things that he never did before and eventually he liked every new idea that I suggested.”
Stating the difference between a set design at an event or wedding and a film, Kumar explained, “For a film, every angle has to be covered so that each and every frame looks perfect. Every space has to be picture perfect.”
He also added, “ For me, a ginormous design element in the center of the set is a must." However, speaking more generally, he said, “Detailing is what makes an ordinary set extraordinary and perfect.”
Interestingly, Kumar discussed one of his recent wedding projects, where he had created an acrylic dome from the client’s bungalow to the sea!
Following, he left delegates astounded when he described his work at Delhi Commonwealth Games. He spoke about a 100 feet train designed by him which was made with only scrap. Further he explained how he made some last minute decisions which although seemed risky, went on to win him applause and appreciation from one and all.
One of the most looked forward to sessions at ICWF 2015, ‘The nuances of architectural applications in set design’ was conducted by the multi-faceted Omung Kumar.