Introduction to video The first frame of scene 1 (door closed), for 3 seconds stating “How has life changed in our society?” in black, bold writing to make it stand out against the black & white background. After 3 seconds, the words fade out and scene 1 begins.
Scene 1 Camera angle: Wide shot fades into mid shot – characters walk into room. Tracking shot (camera turns approximately 180 degrees clock-wise (follows characters to table). The scene ends on a mid-shot. [Whole while, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - eine kleine is playing in the background (sound effect added) as they walk in, then stops at 20 seconds].
Scene 2 There is a mid-shot maintained steadily from 22 seconds – the end of the scene. Sound effect of door knock will be added at approximately 2:30.
Scene 3 At the start, there is a mid-shot of the Caroline, but when the door opens, we see the full body of Frederick from behind Caroline’s shoulder, hence making an over-the-shoulder shot. During the transition from mid shot to over-the-shoulder shot, the camera moves about 10 degrees clock-wise and zooms into the door. When Frederick has walked through the door, we see a two-shot close-up to the faces of Frederick and Caroline whilst their conversation takes place. Mid shot Transition between mid shot to over-the-shoulder shot Over-the-shoulder shot [camera has moved to the right] Two-shot close-up (camera zoomed in)
Scene 3 continued… When Frederick bends over to kiss Caroline’s hand; a tracking shot is used to follow his movement downwards then back up. Then we find a low camera angle combined with a two-shot to see both characters’ faces, as the conversation proceeds. This low camera angle shows the patriarchy existent in the 18th century [ context of old segment ].
Scene 3 continued… Once again the tracking shot of Caroline when she bends down then back up. Here, the camera moves approximately 92 degrees anticlockwise with a tracking shot to follow the movement of Frederick. Once again, his position is in front of Caroline to reiterate the patriarchal society.
Scene 4 At the beginning of the scene, there is a wide-shot of Caroline and Frederick. Then the camera moves 90 degrees anticlockwise with a pause of two seconds. Here, the steady shot becomes a low angle shot then rotates another 45 degrees to follow the movement of Caroline and Frederick [ tracking shot ]. The camera then remains stable at a mid-shot until 2:00 into the scene, when the camera moves 100 degrees clockwise, with a low camera angle. Then 12 degrees anticlockwise as a tracking shot, to follow the mother entering the scene. Here there is a 2 second pause to allow the gunshot sound effect to be heard.
Scene 4 continued… Here, the camera rotates about 45 degrees anti clockwise (slowly) to capture the reactions of Frederick and the father. This is the conclusion of the old segment of the film.
Introduction to new segment To introduce the modern segment of the film, a three second frame is inserted between the conclusion of the old, and stating of the new video. This frame has a black background with white text stating “But what’s life like now?” once again to create a strong contrast between the text and background, and to clarify the words. To cut into scene one, a an animation is used to creep into the scene.
Scene 1 The scene begins with a wide mid shot, with the mother cooking in the kitchen. When the mother interacts with Caroline, the camera does not show Caroline speaking but her voice can be faintly heard from a distance. When the door knock effect is in place, the steady wide shot remains, but the mother moves towards the door when the father walks through to his room. Here the camera moves 90 degrees anti clockwise using a tracking shot to follow the father’s movements. The camera then moves steadily back into place to see the mother, still in the kitchen (90 degrees clockwise).
Scene 1 continued… Caroline’s voice being heard from a distance is to tell the audience she is assumingly in her room. This repeats twice when the mother becomes annoyed and walks to Caroline’s room. Here the camera zooms into the mother, creating a mid shot when a tracking shot is used to follow the path the mother takes to her room. Then the camera zooms in and moves closer to Caroline’s room. The camera enters on a mid shot, then moves from horizon level to a high camera angle, creating an over-the-shoulder shot to show the mother’s authority over her child. The camera then has slight movement, still maintaining the high camera angle, now in a two-shot so the audience can hear the conversation between mother and daughter (Caroline). The camera then moves to only show a mid-shot of the mother walking out the door with the laptop, then moves back swiftly to show Caroline's facial expression (also a mid-shot).
Scene 2 This is a very short scene where Caroline is seen to get up walk towards the door and slam it shut. A tracking shot is used to follow her movements.
Scene 3 To move from scene 2 to scene 3, an animation is used. Then there is a wide shot of Caroline with a tracking shot to follow her to the dinner table. Here we see yet another wide shot displaying Caroline, the father and the mother in the kitchen.
Scene 3 continued… This remains steady for about 10 seconds, then the camera zooms into the quarrel happening between the mother and Caroline, with an over-the-shoulder shot. The camera rotates about 90 degrees around Caroline’s head and zooms into the mother’s facial expressions then swiftly moves to Caroline then to the mum then back to Caroline. This is to show the degree of rage within the argument. This is followed by a steady mid shot on Caroline while she is having an intense conversation on her mobile [technological advancement]. Also, a two shot close-up is used to show the tug of war for the phone.
Scene 4 To enter into scene 4, a left to right cut animation is used. This effect is used to show the motherly figure looking down onto her child similarly to how God looks down on us to take care of us. In this scene the boyfriend enters the room and there is a wide mid-shot of the three characters in the scene. This shows that Rodney is by Caroline’s side, with the mother alone. This shot is maintained for approximately 1 minute 30 seconds which then zooms in to become a mid-shot which then constantly zooms into Rodney and Caroline exiting the room. Here, a pixel animation is used as a transition into a black frame stating “6 hours later”. This is to let the audience, that it has been 6 hours since Caroline hasn’t come home yet. This frame is maintained for 10 seconds and it zooms into the text to emphasise the length of 6 hours with a sound effect in the background.
Scene 5 To go from the frame to this scene, an effect is used. Then there is a close-up shot of the mother to show her facial expressions. There is then a mid-shot of her when she goes to answer the door frantically. Here, the flash will need to be turned on so the audience can see in the dark. To begin, there is a mid-shot of the door which then zooms into the mother on the floor (high camera angle). Then the proceeding part is a close-up to show the mother’s and daughter’s face. Here, a pixel effect is used to rotate the phone so we can see what it says. Then there is a close up of the mother’s reaction.
End credits Then another pixel affect to say “The End.” with a black frame and white text. The credits begin and move in an upwards direction.