Last year, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the crew for the short film "Synesthesia." I was handpicked by the director and writer Ivy Liao to be the Props and Set Designer for the film. I got to work with amazingly talented people as we came together to make the film, which was submitted to different film festivals and won two awards.
Out of the four films I worked on as an undergrad, this would be the one I enjoyed working on the most, as the cast and crew would support each other, crack jokes, and make everyone grin. Everyone enjoyed being a part of this film, cast and crew alike.
Almost all the props in the film are from my house, but the actors used their own laptops/phones. There were times during filming where I had to be absent for a couple hours, and I had sketches that showed how I wanted the scene to be established. I ran the sketches by the director first, and after incorporating her suggestions I arranged the rooms how I wanted them to look.
One of the funniest moments on set was filming the scene when Cody (Jason) wakes up after the accident and the police arrived. The makeup looked so authentic, the police and ambulance came by, really thinking the actor was injured. Everyone had to explain this was a movie and the "blood" could, in fact, be washed off.