Film Opening

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Film Opening by Mind Map: Film Opening

1. Costume

1.1. Killer

1.1.1. Long Coat

1.1.2. Hat to conceal face

1.1.3. Smart clothes under coat

1.1.4. Dark clothing

1.2. Victim(s)

1.2.1. Party clothes

2. Diegesis

2.1. Non-diegetic

2.1.1. High pitched strings

2.1.2. Orchestral music to build tension

2.2. Diegetic

2.2.1. Stabbing sound

2.2.2. Footsteps

2.2.3. Screams/shouts

3. Cinematography

3.1. Use of light to set the mood

3.2. Ideology of shadows

4. Props

4.1. Knife

4.2. Hat

4.3. Mobile Phone

5. Editing

5.1. Starts slow but speeds up

5.2. Cuts

6. Location

6.1. Well lit area

6.1.1. Creates an equilibrium and connotes initial safety

6.2. Dimly lit street

6.2.1. Builds tension through lack of light and run down area

6.2.2. Conventional slasher setting

6.3. Dark, run down area

6.3.1. Narrow alleyway

7. Plot

7.1. Scene 1

7.1.1. Main character leaves party after talking on phone

7.1.2. Starts walking home

7.1.3. Gets murdered after chase

8. Conventions

8.1. Blood

8.1.1. Death

8.1.2. Injury

8.1.3. Danger

8.2. Music

8.2.1. Builds tension

8.2.2. Creates scary scenes

8.2.3. Shows the current mood

8.3. Knife

8.3.1. Sign of danger

8.3.2. Threatening

8.3.3. Shows the killer

8.4. Location

8.4.1. Creates fear

8.4.2. Low lighting

8.4.3. Indicates death is coming

8.4.4. Places for killer to hide