Film Opening

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Film Opening by Mind Map: Film Opening

1. Conventions

1.1. Red Colour Theme

1.1.1. Connotation

1.1.1.1. Blood

1.1.1.2. Danger

1.1.1.3. Evil

1.2. Tense Music

1.2.1. Builds tension/suspense

1.2.2. Leads up to a jump scare

1.3. Death

1.3.1. Usually see the death of an unimportant character

1.3.2. Suggests there will be more deaths

1.4. Slow Paced

1.4.1. Builds tension

1.4.2. Keeps the audience on edge

1.5. Location

1.5.1. Establishing shots

1.5.2. Shows the audience where part of the film could potentially be set

2. Diegesis

2.1. Diegetic

2.1.1. Heavy Breathing

2.1.2. Footsteps

2.1.3. Running through leaves

2.2. Non-Diegetic

2.2.1. Fast Paced Music (Chase Scene)

2.2.2. Slow Paced Music (Builds Tension)

3. Cinematography

3.1. Close Ups

3.2. Tracking Shot

3.3. POV Shot

3.4. Establishing Shot

3.5. Match on Action

3.6. Long/Medium Shot

3.7. Pan

3.8. Tilt

3.9. Dolly Zoom

4. Setting

4.1. Woods

4.1.1. Typical setting for horror movies

4.1.2. Quiet; as people never usually go there, which makes the film more realistic

4.2. Empty house

4.2.1. Typical setting for horror films

4.2.2. Gives the film a creepy/spooky feel, especially during the evening

5. Plot

5.1. First Scene

5.1.1. Begins in the woods

5.1.2. The victim is out for a casual jog

5.1.3. Antagonist is seen and victim runs away

5.1.4. The victim then trips over

5.2. Second Scene

5.2.1. The victim wakes up, in a room, tied to a chair

5.2.2. He then manages to escape from the chair

5.2.3. We see the antagonist grab his knife in the room below, after hearing the victim's footsteps

5.2.4. The victim tries to escape

5.2.5. The antagonist comes out of nowhere, and slices the victim's neck

6. Editing

6.1. Fast Paced

6.1.1. Chase Scene

6.2. Slow Paced

6.2.1. In the House

6.2.2. To Build Tension

7. Mise en Scene

7.1. Props

7.1.1. Knives

7.1.2. Duct Tape

7.1.3. Old Chair

7.2. Costumes

7.2.1. Victim

7.2.1.1. Casual Clothing

7.2.1.2. Tracksuit

7.2.2. Antagonist

7.2.2.1. Dark and Unrevealing

7.2.2.2. Hood to hide face

7.3. Lighting

7.3.1. Very Little Lighting

7.3.2. Dim Lamp

7.3.3. Natural

7.4. Characters

7.4.1. Victim

7.4.2. Unknown Antagonist

8. Production Companies

8.1. Anthony Wickenden & Deepak Dosanjh

8.1.1. Paranoia Pictures

8.2. Anthony Luongo

8.2.1. A L Productions