The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, a memoir turned film, is about a journalist named Jean-Dominique Bauby who, after a stroke, suffered a locked-in syndrome. Mentally aware of his surroundings yet physically paralyzed with the only exception of some movement in his head and eyes, Jean finds his escape through imagination and memories and tells his story through blinking. Using his memoir as a search for freedom and his only way of self-expression, Jean learns to live life and realizes that he wasn’t fully living life even before the stroke. Jean teaches the viewers that we can find freedom through the power of the mind. He eventually is set free from his diving bell and flies like butterflies.
Concept Development, Storyboarding, Prop Set-up, Texture Making, Photo Treatment
Photography, Projector, Lightroom, Photoshop