I was drawn to Blue Journey at the beginning of the year due to the nature of the story: an introspective look on guilt. I was interested in creating a story that blends reality and what the character is feeling, and communicating this visually through the camerawork. My idea was to begin the film soft light, and lighter colours to give a sense of peace and serenity. This was to help communicate John’s detached view of the world and was intended to add a dreamlike quality to the world around him: he is in a state of denial and is filtering the negative parts of the world around him. As the film progressed, the shadows would become more pronounced, the light would become harsher, soft light replaced with the street lights in the park, reflecting how reality finally comes crashing down on John with the weight of what he’s done.