• From draft four to our final draft, we made a few amendments to our opening sequence idea.• For this, we had to change the ending as we received feedback stating that it wasn’t exciting and that there wasn’t a good climax.• This is essential for a thriller opening sequence.
c• This was a challenge, as we were limited for time, however we were able to justify going over 2 minuets as we had to create suspense.• This change helped us to improve overall because it made our opening sequence more appealing to our target audience, as it became more exciting and scary.
New Idea.• Drew sits at her desk uploading a video she recorded onto her blog of when books were falling from her shelf. She has a flashback of this event. Suddenly the door opens slowly.• Drew gets up to look if theres someone there but there isnt so she closes it. As she walks away it open again more violently and drew shuts it in fright. As she stands against the door the TV turns on by itself, Drew grabs her camera to record this.• She tries to switch it off with the remote, then she presses the button on the screen but it doesn’t turn off. Suddenly the TV witches off and Drew sees a dark figure walk behind her in the screen reflection.• She turns to record this but nothing is there. Out of nowhere the closet doors start aggressively moving and banging. She walks towards them still recording. She quickly opens the doors and finds nothing but cloths.• While filming inside of the closet she hear her necklaces jingle. She turns with her camera and sees them moving. She backs away and runs to the door in an attempt to leave the room but it wont open. Struggling to open the door she feels something behind her and turns quickly in horror and gasps.
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Inspirational Films – The Ring• The film that inspired me most is ‘The Ring’• I want to use a similar long shot in our opening sequence.• It’s an effective way of keeping the audience’s attention to the puddle of water whilst showing the character come up the stairs.• I also want to use a fast zoom in our opening sequence.
Use of costume and make-up in ‘The Ring’• Quite frightening to look at and an effective way of scaring the audience.• The lighting throughout the whole movie is kept more or less the same.• This creates a very eerie and creepy atmosphere in the movie, common in most horrors and thrillers.• I want to use dark lighting in our opening sequences .
Inspirational Films - The Haunting In Connecticut.• Another film that inspired me was ‘The Haunting in Connecticut ’• Its paranormal theme has inspired me to make my opening sequence about a haunting.• Slamming doors…• It especially inspired me to set my opening sequence in a building that’s haunted. E.g. a haunted house.• I would like to use old newspaperarticles such as this to briefly show thehistory of the area.
Inspirational Films – Rosemary’s Baby• A scene from ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ also inspired me.Close up of hand reaching into cribDraws the audiences attentionto what shes doing.. Allows imagination to run Close up of Rosemary’s face It never shows what emphasises her shock, and wild making the audience she sees, only her reaction. uneasy. horror at what she sees.