The Shadow - Final idea
Our final idea: As the title sequence therewill be a man,
with a black hoodie and sunglass on to hide his face, who is
seen taking pictures of a woman while she doing her daily
In scene one of the film the antagonist will be sitting in a
dark room with candles around him and the pictures of the
woman scattered around him. He stabs a knife on one of the
pictures and grabs tablets, which are on the table and takes
Scene two is a dual storyline. The woman is seen getting
ready to leave her work, by collecting her bag. Then it goes
back to the man walking away from a door. Then back to
the woman, she is walking down the road into a darken
park. Next the man is seen sitting on a bench getting out a newspaper and
looking around. Then seeing them both with a wide angle in the park. She walks
faster approaching him, showing slight fear. He stands up and starts to follow
her, and grabs her from behind then puts the tissue over her mouth, blackout.
End with titles.
Age rating: our film will have the age rating 15. This is due to drug abuse, from
the antagonist, as well as violence, by kidnaping her and the stabbing of the
Market research: we did not want to use voice over on our film because we
thought it would take away from the feel of the film, so we went with the second
most popular choice of a montage for the opening. We thought that if we set the
film in the 18th century we would not be able to show our skills as filmmakers
and make up artist so we chose to do it in the present day. We are setting our
film in a town, which is what the market research showed was wanted. The
sound effects that were used in perfume, such as the noise of Paris, will also be
used in our film to, give a more realistic effect.
Type of film opening: we are using a montage film opening.
Weak female character
Low key lighting
System of looking
Scenes of crime
Sub genre: crime thriller
The research that we have done, has built up to this decision of the final film. We
learnt about the elements that we needed to put in our film, to make it a good
thriller. We have watched films to get inspiration for our film, but used our
original ideas. With the research on openings we found different one and used
the one we found most effective.