1. What is our films theme?
As a film we decided that our theme would be Horror, as teenagers and from our peers we know that the most popular films for teenagers are either comedies or horrors. As we thought it would be to hard to create a comedy, we thought we could gain a more consistent film through horrors because they do not have to be to original as there are several horrors which contain characters of our age. So we done our research and found what we could include such as mise en scene and lighting with the main results being masks and torches which we also applied in our film. Also there is a local field/woods which we saw to be a great setting for our main plot. It also seemed to be an exciting challenge for our group because we have one boy character and one girl which we saw as an opportunity to create a horror because in every horror you need a vulnerable girl and a horrid man/boy.
2. What are the mood progressions?
Through our research we saw that films mood never started sinister they took away to introduce the sinister side to the film, whats called tension rolling which we applied to our film because at the start of the film where Ben and Aimee meet they in some extent high spirits but they are certainly not worried at the moment in time. But then as the film progresses the emotions become more revealing for example the shot reverse shot of the alley the two characters faces symbolizes the slight anxiety they are consuming. Then finally they get more anxious and the tension continues to rise for example when Aimee confronts the killer you can see the scared look upon her face. Also in our research what we saw to be effective is pathetic phallacy, that the weather reveals the mood of the characters/film. We applied this to our film because the start of the film it is reasonably sunny outside and then it gets dimmer with the moods get more anxious then finally when Ben dies it is pitch black to show an end of his night metaphorically speaking.
3.What location should each sequence have?
It starts at the top of the hill then the journey will begin to the alleay were the anxiety starts and then they will go through one alley leading on to another alley. Then they will come out the second alley then approach the field as it is said to be a shortcut. Then finally they end their journey in the darken woods.
4.What statement should each location make towards the film premise?
First of all we are meeting at the top of the hill, because it represents the mood at the time because it is just a journey and there is no reason for anxiety or tension. But then we are continuously on the move to portray that time is passing, so they then next approach an Alley way. Then this portrays a sinister look to represent the theme of horror. So all the scenes have huge significance for the film, they all convey the emotions to the auidence. Also the represent the bad decisions bad by the characters which occur in most horrors for example in ours they go down an alley instead of the streets then they depart in are darken woods which only deems a negative outcome, and represents that this field is where the killers murders occur and that it will be a main location throughout the rest of the film so would be key to introduce the most important location in the opening minutes. Also the main plot has to be carried out in the woods as it is the best possible venue which we could freely use in our film to represent the theme of horror.
5.How should each set be lit?
First of all the lighting is quite bright because we applied the effect of pathetic phallacy, so that the setting was sinister at the beginning to show a journey and how the journey continues to get severely more uncomfortable. Then the journey to the alley gets slightly dimmer. Then when we reach the alley the lighting gets considerably darker so thus is why we introduce a torch by picking it up on the way, for two reasons one to make it more realistic because if you cannot see we wouldn't know where we was going, but also to gain a better effect of the characters emotions by revealing the anxiousness on their faces. Then finally at the end of the film it is significantly dark, which works very well with the clip of the wound on my characters neck because the definition of the wound is a lot more revealing when it has a bright light on it.
6.What kind of belongings do the characters keep around them?
From our research we decided that to consume the props which were most popular, for example we used a mask and a knife, following the footsteps of the film "Halloween" as the character "Mike Myers" uses these props. But also The characters find a torch on the way of their journey so we can gain a better picture in the dark of the characters as the bloggie does not gain a great picture in the dark.
7.What do the characters wear?
The character of the villain wears a mask and a jacket with a hood, so it does not reveal his face as then the auidence would see that i am the villain and my initial character. But also to portray a sinister image of the villain because every Villain needs to look severely sinister otherwise it does not carry out the theme what we are trying to reveal. Ben wheres normal teenage clothes in a jacket and chinos so the target auidence can connect with the character as that is what you would usually associate with an average day teenager. Aimee is wearing a jacket and jogging bottom which are half covered up by Hunter wellies, which also you would usually accociate with an average girl teenager. The reason why we have revealed Ben and Aimee like that is so t reflects our target auidence which will make them interested with our film.