Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Filming Day 4

1. This is an over the shoulder shot of the two main characters (Kate and Carl) talking in their new home. This shot allows the plot of the film to progress through dialogue and also denotes the expression of Carl. 

2. This shot follows on from the previous shot. It is an over the shoulder shot which allows the trailer to denote the facial expression of Kate.






3. This is a medium shot of Kate which tilts up from down to up in order to reveal Carl's expression. This shot has been altered post-production in order to make the atmosphere gloomy and eerie.






4. This is a medium close-up of Carl, which tilts upwards in order to reveal his facial expression. This shot has been adjusted to look left colourful and vibrant in order to make it fit in with the horror genre.
5. This medium shot follows on from the previous shot, denoting Kate. This shot has also been altered to look less colourful and vibrant to fit with the horror genre.






6. This is a very long, point of view shot of Kate getting into a car. This P.O.V shot allows the audience to feel like they themselves are watching her and makes them feel part of the film.

7. This shot follows on from the previous shot, denoting a medium close-up of Carl, watching Kate. I like this shot as it  shows there is sunlight outside, yet he is masked by the shadow which gives connotations of evil and mystery.






8. This is a medium tracking shot of Kate, running through a corridor away from Carl.
9. This shot follows on from the previous shot which denotes Carl running after Kate. These two shots have been altered to look dark, dull and colourless in order to fit with the horror genre. The shot is also a low angle shot in order to make Carl look powerful and dominant in this situation. This is a typical convention of a horror; making the villain appear bigger and stronger through low angle shots as it appears they are looking down on everyone else.







10. This is a medium-long two shot of Carl being aggressive towards Kate. This shot is placed in a build-up sequence in order to create a crescendo. 

11. This is a close-up, over the shoulder shot of Kate hiding under a table, denoting what appears to be Carl's feet walking infant of her. This puts the audience on edge and builds tension as to whether Carl will find her or not, but this is not revealed as this is just a trailer. 

12. This a a long shot of Carl storming towards the camera with a knife to look scary and intimidating. This shot, like many of the others, has been altered to look dull and gloomy to fit with the typical conventions of the horror genre.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Filming Day 3

1. This is a tracking shot used towards the beginning of the horror trailer. I used this shot to denote the main character asleep, dreaming. I will be editing in short, sharp clips of another character, running from someone/something in order to progress the plot of the film. It also gives the effect that someone/something is watching her sleep.
2. This medium close-up shot follows the previous shot; it denotes the character waking up from her dream in terror/shock, this suggests it was more a nightmare than a dream. Within these two shots, I made the lighting darker in order to make the shot look like it was shot at night. I also added a blue tint to the shot in order to enhance the night-time look.





3. This shot is the opening shot of a different sequence. It is a long shot of the main character sitting in the living room using a device. This shot establishes where the character is (at home).
4. The trailer cuts to an over the shoulder shot of the main character reading what appears to be a news article. I altered the lighting in order to make the article stand out against everything else in the shot.
5. This is a low angle shot of the main character which denotes her expression towards the article.  I used this as it allows the audience to understand the emotion behind the character.
6. This is a super-impose shot. I used this in order to show the main title of the article, to keep the audience updated with the storyline but to also to show the expression of the main character. This is a panning shot onto of a low angle shot.
7. This is a very long shot of the character, but from a different angle from the opening shot. In this shot, the music builds up to a sudden stop, and the character looks up from the article after hearing a loud noise. I used this shot as it denotes the character looking up, across the room, suggesting there is something sinister happening.
8. The shot then cuts to a medium close-up of the character in order to denote her confused expression towards the mysterious noise. Each of these shots within this sequence have been altered in iMovie, in order to make the shots look darker and less saturated/colourful. This is to give a sinister feel to the trailer in order to fit in with the genre.





9. This is the opening shot of another sequence. This is a medium  long shot of the character searching through a bedroom. This sequence carries on the storyline of the trailer, where the girl finds a necklace for another girl from her husband.
10. This is a close-up of the characters hand, denoting her discovery of a small box. I used this shot in order to make it clear to the audience of what the storyline is.
11. This is a low angle, medium close-up which allows the shot to show the facial expression of the character when she discovers the mysterious box.
12. This is an over the shoulder shot to denote the character opening the box, and looking at a necklace and a note which reads the words 'To, Megan x'. I used this shot so the audience can see what the main character is looking at, as if they themselves are looking into this box.
13. I used a jump cut into a close up of the note to make it clearer for the audience and to add a dramatic effect.
14. In the final shot of this sequence, I used a low angle close-up of the character in order to denote her confused facial expression, connoting that there is something wrong. In this sequence, I have again altered the lighting, saturation and colour in order to make the frames more eerie in order to fit into the horror genre.





15. This is a close-up shot used towards the end of my trailer which denotes the main character calling for help.  I took a lot of the bright colours out of this shot and washed them out to create an eerie feel to the frame.
16. This is a shot point of view shot of a door. In this shot, the door  slowly closes shut by a supernatural force. I changed the lighting and colour to make this shot appear at late evening.
17. This medium shot follows on form the previous shot in order to denote the expression of the character towards the mysteriously closing door.
18. This is another medium-long shot of the main character used towards the end of my trailer. The lighting and colour again makes it appear at evening time and fits in with the horror genre.
19. This is a medium tracking shot which tracks the main character as she runs from something. This shot has also been altered to appear eerie and to look as if it was shot in the evening time.
20. This medium close-up of a door slam follows on from the previous shot in order to add effect. I have,  again, altered the lighting, saturation and colour to make the atmosphere very sinister.





















Monday, 19 December 2016

Filming Day 2

1. This is a medium shot, tracking a character (Megan) running through a forest. This shot represents what the main character is dreaming as it cuts between this shot and a tracking shot of the main character (Kate) sleeping. I added the 'Romantic' effect from the iMovie frame effects tool in order to make it look dream-like.





2. This is the opening of a different sequence. This shot is a very long shot of the main character (Kate) walking through the woods on a gloomy day. The lighting was altered post production in order to make the weather look dull to match with the genre of the film. 
3. This is a medium shot of the main character, denoting her on her phone, innocently walking through the woods from a different angle. This is a tracking shot.
4. This is a medium long shot which, again, tracks the main character. In this shot, we hear a mysteriously loud branch snap which causes the main character to turn around in shock. All of the shots in this sequence have been altered post production in order to make is appear gloomy and scary.





5. This is a medium shot of the main character in the forest, looking around her which suggesting she can hear something around her. This shot tracks around the character to make her the centre focus.
6. This is another shot used in the end of my trailer which denotes the main character running through the woods. In this shot, I altered the lighting and the colour in order to create an eerie effect.






7. This is an establishing shot  which denotes the house of the married couple (the two main characters). This shot pans from right to left in order to denote the house. The lighting and colour has been adjusted in order to make it appear late at night and to add a sinister effect to the atmosphere. I used this to transition between two different sequences.













Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Filming Day 1

For my first day of filming, I filmed the opening scene of my film trailer. These shots create the equilibrium of my trailer which means the shots needed to be bright. Here are the sequence of shots (in order) in which I will be using in my film project.









Monday, 21 November 2016

Film Plan

Here is my film plan for my film trailer. I may make changes to this plan depending on if the locations or shots go well in the filming.