As Mother’s Day approaches, the internet is abuzz with spectacular tributes and dedications, but this 2:30 minute video by 23-year-old filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty is definitely one of the best.
The touching video, shot entirely through Google Glass, follows the story of a man who travels from the US to India to deliver his mother a surprise early mother’s day present.
Filmmaker Chaganty graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in 2013 and set out to make the film in participation with the Google's Glass Creative Collective. The Collective is Google’s partnership with film and design schools and is a project to further the understanding of how Glass might contribute to the art of storytelling.
Although the story is entirely fictional with a setup plot and actors, the video itself is a mother’s day present from Chaganty to his mom in India.
Shooting a short film entirely with Google Glass is a daunting task in itself and provided challenges to the filmmaker every step of the way. The film was shot over the course of 10 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and India. "To tell a story where average shot length is 15 or 16 frames, to be able to convey a story where literally every single frame counts … was really a challenge to shoot, but a lot of fun, to find those pieces and put that together," said Chaganty.