Film Opening

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Film Opening by Mind Map: Film Opening

1. Diegesis

1.1. Diegetic

1.1.1. Heavy breathing and footsteps

1.1.2. Ghosts creepy voice (dialogue)

1.2. Non-Diegetic

1.2.1. Fast paced eerie music - when the antagonist is getting closer to the victim

1.2.2. Slow daunting music to build suspense and tension

2. Setting/Location

2.1. Woodlands

2.1.1. Conventional setting of a horror genre film

2.1.2. This type of setting portrays an eerie unsettling feeling that will scare audiences

2.1.3. Most people are scared to go into the woods on their own as it's seen as dangerous or creepy, therefore it makes the setting even more terrifying to the audience

3. Plot

3.1. First scene

3.1.1. Victim is walking around his home

3.1.2. Victim walks into the kitchen and starts to experience so weird things

3.1.3. Victim believes he seems something

3.2. Second scene

3.2.1. Victim is in his living room, and the rocking chair moves on its own

3.2.2. Victim jumps off the sofa and walks back frightened as he's scared and unsure of what's there

3.2.3. victim here's a voice

3.2.4. Victims runs out of the haunted house

3.3. Third scene

3.3.1. Victim is running into the fields/woodlands at the back of his house

3.3.2. Antagonist is seen freakily getting closer to the victim

3.3.3. Antagonist gets a hold of the victim and grabs his shoulder

4. Production companies

4.1. Alessia Carofalo

4.1.1. Dark Skies Production

4.2. Alessia Carofalo

4.2.1. Dark skyes Production

5. Editing

5.1. Fast paced

5.1.1. Antagonist is flowing the victim out of the house into the rural abandoned location

5.2. Slow paced

5.2.1. To build tension - when the victim can hear a voice approaching him

5.2.2. At the beginning of the film opening to make the audience aware that something is wrong straight away

6. Mise en Scene

6.1. Props

6.1.1. Rocking chair

6.1.2. Empty glass

6.2. Costumes

6.2.1. White top for the victim

6.2.2. Antagonist will have dark, harsh bottoms, but a knitted jumper as knitwear is stereotypically seen as old peoples clothing

6.2.3. Victim in casual wear

6.3. Lighting

6.3.1. Lighting will be dark, dim and shadowy to emphasis the paranormal

6.3.2. Final scene will have natural light as they victim is in the open

6.4. Characters

6.4.1. Victim - young boy

6.4.2. Antagonist - woman ghost

7. Cinematography

7.1. Close ups

7.2. Extreme close ups

7.3. Match on action & shot reverse shot

7.4. Tilt

7.5. Long/Medium shot

7.6. Off kilt shot

7.7. Still shots

7.8. Pan

8. Conventions of a horror genre film

8.1. The colour red

8.1.1. Connotaction

8.1.1.1. Blood

8.1.1.2. Danger

8.1.1.3. Death

8.1.1.4. Evil

8.2. Music

8.2.1. Helps to build tension and suspense

8.2.2. Leads to the horror and fear of individuals as it can make them jump or startle them

8.3. Death

8.3.1. One killing could portray more killings that are soon to come

8.3.2. Its usually always a innocent individual to die, by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or living in the wrong area moving there with the initial thought that its a lovely place to live where an individual would be safe

8.4. Slow paced

8.4.1. Builds dramatic tension

8.4.2. It also keeps the audience gripped and on edge

8.5. Location

8.5.1. Could give the audience a clue as to where the film could take place

8.5.2. Creates a setting that could lead to the establishment of more shots

8.5.3. Gives the audience a clue as to what sort of film it will be - e.g. A graveyard could suggest the supernatural, like spirits and ghosts