Match on Action – Door Here you can see the match on action shots of the opening of the door; these two shots were required to be used for the examining board, however, due to its very simplistic and common use we decided to incorporate our very own match on action shot within our film as well. In the first shot, you can see an extreme close up of the hand of the antagonist slowly opening the door - by the use of this opening shot of the antagonist, the audience are left feeling curious yet frightened of this character, while they ask themselves ‘Who is he?’ (the extreme close up revealing no clues) – at this point they are also feeling worried and scared for the main character (drug addict) who will soon be confronted by this man. In the second shot, we see two masked men with hoods up coming out from the door they have just opened; this immediately shocks the audience as they are not only masked, but there’s two of them! We are left wondering when their next appearance will be.Point of View ShotHere you can see one of the point of view shots used within ourfilm. We decided that using a number of point of view shotswould put the audience in the main characters shoes – lettingthem see what he sees, and giving them the sense of fright andanxiety he feels as they gradually come closer and closer by theflicker of a light. By the use of this shot and lighting combinedwith the stiff, motionless and lifeless characters positioned infront, a strong and clear psychological thriller genre is conveyed.
Match on Action – SyringeThese were the second match on action shots included in our film. As you can see the first shot shows anextreme close up of the main characters hand, holding a syringe. Not only does this give focus on the shakingof the mans hand, but also at the syringe as he lets go in fright, despite the drug being so precious to him;this use of mise-en-scene and camera shot again reinforces the characters pure horror of what is happening –he feels as if everything has left him, and he is now more alone than ever before. The second shot of the twocarries on to see the syringe hit the ground where it stops dead still. This shows how something bad is aboutto happen, the stillness of the two antagonists and now the main character symbolise how both will soon bealike – the later events in the film show this. The use of lighting and shadows creates an even more dramaticfeel, giving the whole scene a dark and eerie nature, while also relating back to the psychological thrillergenre we had chosen.
Shot-Reverse-Shot Within these four shots we have used the shot-reverse-shot technique in order to give a sense of communication between the two antagonists and the main character. Despite the small amount of dialogue in the film we can still get a sense of tension and suspense between the characters – the two masked men are mysterious and intimidating towards the main character. By how the first over-the-shoulder shot from the drug addicts view is at a horizontal angle compared to the diagonally angled over-the- shoulder shot from the masked mans, we can assume the antagonists are even more twisted and disturbing from the unusual angle they have been portrayed by.180-Degree RuleNot only have we used the shot-reverse-shot within this scene, but alsothe 180-degree rule. In each of these four shots we have not crossedthe 180° line, this was done to create understanding of what ishappening in the scene and also the positions of the characters, asexpected by the rule. However, by how we cleverly used thistechnique, we constructed a series of shots that build more and moretension and shock. This was done in the third shot by how the twocharacters once again disappear. The surprise is used when once againthe opposite shot of the 180° rule takes place, which results in themasked men staring at the drug addict, where they have reappearedbehind him. The audience are left stunned, now knowing somethingterrible and gruesome is about to happen, which we then find out atthe end of the film.
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