Soundtrack Research A soundtrack can be recorded music which then accompanies or is synchronised with the suitable images of a piece of action, a TV programme or even a video game. It can also include a commercially released soundtrack album of music, featuring the soundtrack of a film or TV show; or the physical area of a film that contains the harmonised recorded sound. Saba and I decided that throughout the trailer we wanted to have a mixture of diegetic and non diegetic as we want to have some of the characters talking as well as having non diegetic sound which will hopefully be music that creates suspense and a thrilling sound as this can relate to the husband’s chase against time to save his wife. From looking at freemusicplay.com, I thought that is was very useful and easy and simple to find what type of music genre and the subgenres because for example there was the ‘Style’ of music as well as the ‘Feel’ of the track as I thought that the feel of suspense/terror would fit with the genre of our trailer the most.
http://soundcloud.com/tags/Suspenseful From looking at Soundcloud.com, I found two demos of songs called “JupiterSystem” and “This is the End” both these songs were effective because they addedsuspense and the “thrill” side of our trailer and also fits in with the storyline andthe genre. However, Saba and I will need to research more into this because there might beother styles of music we can try as we want the music to perfectly fit with ourtrailer as we want the music to highlight the scary part of the film as well as thethrilling part of the film as the husband will be racing against time and so thiswould hopefully be perfect for our horror/thriller film trailer. I also like the idea ofusing diegetic sound in the trailer because the audience will be able to understandthe film and the storyline and it can also give the audience the chance to see howthe characters are and how they act.
Vox Pop Research…1. Do you enjoy watching Horror-Thrillers?2. What thrills you the most about Horror-Thrillers?3. How often do you watch Horror-Thrillers?4. What particular element do you like about Horror-Thrillers?5. Are you drawn more towards Horror’s or Thrillers?6. What makes Horror-Thrillers appeal to you the most?7. Do you find that the Mise-en-scene in a Horror-Thriller is important?8. What do you like the most about the Horror-Thriller genre? (Hero/Villain)9. Do you like a film that shows symbolism and iconography?10. Do you like answers being revealed in a Horror-Thriller trailer, or do you believe that it gives too much away?11. Do you like trailers that build up suspense and leave you on a cliff-hanger? Or do you think that it is more interesting and intriguing to be left not knowing so that you can go and watch the movie?12. In the opening of a Horror-Thriller, how much of the plot do you think should be revealed?13. Should the film have its story unfolded quickly, slowly or not at all14. Do you think the name “Hostage” for a film is effective or too cliché?15. Out of the following, which is the scariest? 1. The Woman in Black 2. Hostel 3. Fright Night 4. 7500 5. Hostage
BBFC Research The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), originally British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organisation, funded by the film industry and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films within the United Kingdom. It has a statutory requirement to classify videos, DVDs and some video games under the Video Recordings Act 2010. The BBFC continues to be sensitive to the public’s views about strong language. The Board no longer relies upon a list of swear words simply rated by offence, but instead takes into account the strength, context and tone of the words used. The Board takes care to ensure that language does not exceed audience expectations at any category. More offensive terms are removed from junior categories, while the strongest sexual expletives are restricted to the upper categories and, where used aggressively, to ‘18’.
Our Certificate Rating… Saba and I decided that we want the certificate of our film to be a 15. This was because we wanted to have emphasis on the horror side of our film also as our genre is a horror/thriller we then decided that we don’t want the film to be too frightening as this would not fit with our target audience as we want our target audience to be able to watch the film and trailer. As our target audience is aimed at male and females aged 17-30 this then shows that a 15 certificate will be more suitable because we will want to use the conventions of a certificate 15 because the film will have swearing and violence in but not to the extent where only over 18s can watch it.
Project Plan:•Monday 12th November – Clarification of shots, location and props•Friday 16th November – 5.00pm shoot scenes with husband in Duke Streetand shoot around that area•Friday 23rd November – 5.00pm shoot scenes with wife and killer inlibrary•Friday 30th November – Shoot any additional shots that are missing•Friday 7th December – Edit•Friday 14th December – Edit
Location Shots During the half term, I decided that I should take on the responsibility of taking pictures of one of our location shots as this was near where I live so I thought it would be easier for me to do this instead of Saba.• Location Shot 1: Husband outside hotel on phone with wife• Location Shot 2: Husband running through streets to get to wife• Location Shot 3: Main site Library in basement• Photos of Killer• Photos of Husband• Photos of Wife• Photo of Clock and wedding ring (Props)
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