Once Upon A Blue Book – Shawn, Chloe & Ryan.

Once Upon A Blue Book

In the quiet part of the library sits a hopeful book patiently waiting for someone to pick him up and read him, he sits quietly on the dusty shelves looking at all the university students walk past him. Hopeful that someone will find some use of him one day, Bryan patiently waits to be lifted from his boring state. The unexpected one day finally happens as Sam, an art history major picks Bryan up and browses him along with the other books waiting to be borrowed. Along the way to the counter, Sam bumps into another student and drops Bryan by accident. Without knowing Bryan was left behind, Sam continues to walk away leaving Bryan to fend for himself. Will Bryan stay still on the ground and hope for Sam to notice, chase after him? Or will he be left for the librarian to come by and return him back onto the shelves to live the rest of his boring life. Bryan goes on a journey through the library as he tries to make his way back to Sam without the notice of anyone in the library! Along his journey he will meet new books that experience the same fate as they join forces to make their way to the counter and leave their horrid lives on the shelves.



留莲 – Linger – BTS / Reflection


During the process of pre-production, I was actually quite nervous as this is my first time writing a short film and directing.

There were lots of small details that we have to take note from continuity to props and wardrobe.  For this film I decided to go for the color teals and orange to show the separation of the Dad and Ah Liang which he belongs to the bluish tone but with a subtle of orange to feel up his face also representing a sense of hope.

By furthering enhance the color, I told him to wear a blue buttons shirt as blue represents lonely and cold. So during the post production all I need to do is to change the blue into teal in color.

Props were also important as it built up the mood by creating a real setting. Every props in the video we have to source or either buy from it.  For this film I spent about $100 just for durians as props for both of the day.  As we are using the durian store to shoot, I’ve to buy some durians from the uncle to allow us to film in the store which I felt its a good deal.

Overall, I felt it was really a good experience as a first timer to direct our own film. I felt a sense of completion after watching the video in a big screen during our presentation. I’d like to thank everyone who has put in their time and efforts to complete this film.

Hopefully by submitting into local competitions will help us to build a better portfolios and also benefit to the casts.

Lonely and cold (Cooler/Bluish Tone, Wardrobe to further enhance the mood.) Orange tone as feel light to act as a sense of hope.

Actually, I added the date “5/20/15” representing the Dad’s death  anniversary and also the date has it own meaning.

As for 520, it means 我爱你 wǒ ài nǐ, and is a great Chinese love word to say today (and whenever you can) to your loved one. May 20, 2015

Candle were also added to further enhance the scene but it also has it own meaning behind it. Which I added in my film.

The candle symbolizes light in the darkness of life especially individual life, illlumination; it is the symbol of holy illumination of the spirit of truth. Lit in times of death, they signify the light in the next world, and they represent Christ as the light.


BTS Photos

Some BTS photos of us in this short film.

Group Photo!