Message.. <ul><li>This film doesn’t have a very clear message but there are a few things you could read from it. </li></ul><ul><li>The main character has a passion, photography, and he finds very creative and exciting ways of creating the perfect image. </li></ul><ul><li>However, this technique involves almost breaking the law so when he gets to the end of the circuit, he returns the camera to the victims and then invites them to his gallery to see the pictures. </li></ul>
Camera techniques.. <ul><li>The film starts with numerous close-up shots of random objects and then lots of long, still shots of locations and people. This acts as a placement for the audience, they can get an idea of where the film is set. </li></ul><ul><li>These shots are also used to show what seems to be people doing every day things like working at restaurants and children skipping in the street </li></ul><ul><li>From the shot in this sequence, the camera pans up, revealing the main character. </li></ul><ul><li>When the camera takes a position further back, the character is placed in his location; outside a restaurant. </li></ul>
Camera techniques.. <ul><li>There is a close up shot of him as he locks his eyes on something across the street, the camera follows his gaze and the audience are shown what he is looking at; a family taking a picture. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera tracks him as he approaches the family </li></ul><ul><li>As he takes their picture, the </li></ul><ul><li>camera switches from his view in the camera to theirs. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera then tracks him from all different angles as he runs, being chased by the man. </li></ul>
Camera techniques.. <ul><li>It then cuts to what seems a completely irrelevant shot of children skipping but then reveals them running round the corner; the skipping was set up by the main character as an obstacle. </li></ul><ul><li>Slow motion shots are used of a few occasions as the pigeons fly away, when one of the guys jumps through a huge poster and when he takes a picture of one guy having water thrown over him. </li></ul><ul><li>There is hand-held shots as he continues being chased as he weaves in and out of further obstacles. This could imply he had also set up someone to film it, that is what the audience are seeing. </li></ul>
Camera techniques.. <ul><li>There are some close-up shots of the main character’s face showing his enjoyment of what he is doing. </li></ul><ul><li>This is followed by a low angle shot of the main character’s legs as he runs and then skids as he comes to a stop. </li></ul><ul><li>There is then a sequence of shots in a different location; his gallery. He invites all his victims to come and see the images he took with their camera while they were chasing him. </li></ul><ul><li>It then finishes with a low angle shot of him on treadmill. This has a comedy factor, this is because if that is the way he does his photography, then he has to stay fit. </li></ul>
Sound.. <ul><li>There is both diegetic and non-diegetic sound in this film. </li></ul><ul><li>There is some dialogue at the beginning of the film in another language and then in English for the rest of the film. </li></ul><ul><li>The non-diegetic sound of the music throughout the film matches the energy of the film; when the scenes are calm, the music is calm but when the guy is being chased, the music gets faster. </li></ul><ul><li>Towards the end, when the tension is building, the main character has come to a dead end and the guy is closing in on him, the music picks up and increases the tension. But then the music relaxes as the audience are made to relax, the main character runs out of film and so returns the camera to its owner. </li></ul>
Mise-en-scene.. <ul><li>Throughout the film, at some stages, the main character will disappear behind something or the camera will focus on the guy chasing him and when it refocuses on the main character, he is in different clothing with a different camera. We then see there is a different man chasing him. This shows the audience that he has done this a number of times and this is a collage of each time. Costume is a very important part of this film as it indicates different occasions. </li></ul>
Editing.. <ul><li>The editing perfectly fits the pace and feel of the film. </li></ul><ul><li>At the beginning when the scenes are calm, the shots are edited together smoothly and the shots are long. </li></ul><ul><li>However when the pace picks up and the adrenaline is building, the shots become much faster and shorter. </li></ul>
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