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FIlm Opening by Mind Map: FIlm Opening
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FIlm Opening

Setting

Mowsbury Woods

Convention of a horror film as it is quiet and secluded

Abandoned house

Also a convention. This allows us to add a creepy and eerie feel to the film opening, especially during the evening

Diegesis

Diegetic

Heavy Breathing

Feet rattling leaves

Creaky floorboards

Non-diegetic

Conventions

Red theme

connotation, Dagger, Blood, Evil

Tense music

It leads to jumpscares

Builds tension and suspense

Death

Usually see death of important characters

Suggest there will be more deaths

Slow paced

Builds tension

Keeps audience on edge

Location

Establishing shot

Shows the audience where the film could potentially be set

Plot

First Scene

Begins in the woods

The victim is being chased by a swifty antagonist

Then victim them trips over

Second scene

The victim wakes up in a room were he is tied to a chair with duct tape

The victim manages to break free from the chair

We then see the antagonist grab his knife which has been wedged into the table, after hearing scurries of the victims footsteps above

The victims tries to escape the house

The victim appears from the dark and ends the victims life

Editing

Film editing is part of the creative post-production process of filmmaking. The term film editing is derived from the traditional process of working with film, but now it increasingly involves the use of digital technology. The film editor works with the raw footage, selecting shots and combining them into sequences to create a finished motion picture. Film editing is described as an art or skill, the only art that is unique to cinema, separating filmmaking from other art forms that preceded it, although there are close parallels to the editing process in other art forms like poetry or novel writing. Film editing is often referred to as the "invisible art" because when it is well-practiced, the viewer can become so engaged that he or she is not even aware of the editor's work. On its most fundamental level, film editing is the art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent sequence. The job of an editor isn’t simply to mechanically put pieces of a film together, cut off film slates, or edit dialogue scenes. A film editor must creatively work with the layers of images, story, dialogue, music, pacing, as well as the actors' performances to effectively "re-imagine" and even rewrite the film to craft a cohesive whole. Editors usually play a dynamic role in the making of a film.

Fast paced

Chase scene

Slow paced

Within the house to build tense to mirror the dark, eerie feel

Mise en scene

Props

Knife

Duct tape

Old chair

Costume

Victim, Casual Clothing, Ripped and dirty, Blood stain

antagonist

Dark and unreveiling

Hoodie or mask to hide face

Lighting

Very little lighting

Dim to add to effect

Characters

Victim

Unknown antagonist

Cinematography

Close up

Tracking shot

POV shot

Establishing shot

Match on action

Long/medium shot

Pan

Tilt

Dolly zoom

Production Companies

Anthony Wickenden & Deepak Dosanjh

Paranoia Pictures

Anthony Luongo

AL Productions