I organized Jellybean Team, the team students behind the project, and led our team to create a short film we were all proud of. Directing film taught me a lot about designing interactive experiences. I learned how to better convey emotion using the camera as a tool in the scene just like an actor or prop, lessons I would later implement while working on Madhouse. Jellybean can be found on YouTube here.
Through planning, teamwork and close communication, we managed to properly schedule and shoot the film within one day. Tight scheduling allowed us to ensure that each shot was filmed at the appropriate time of day meaning we only used natural light.
Short on time and without a budget we had to establish setting using cost effective means. Using photography from Savannah Georgia (where the film is set) we were able to create a mood that reflects the atmosphere of the film. This cut time and money costs by allowing us to film in Orlando while implying a different location.