At what point in the trailer are we told the name of the film? Why is this? The names of these films are both at the end of the trailer, this is so that the last thing the audience see’s is the names of the film, therefore it encourages them to remember it better.
Why are we told who is starring in the film? How is this information given to us? Both these films don’t say who is starring in the movie, this can sometimes be a good idea so the audience see the film because they think it has a good plot or because the trailer frightened them so much they think it is worth while going to see.
What type of action from the film do we see? In Paranormal Activity we see haunting’s, spirits and ‘bizarre’ things happening. In Devil we see people trapped in a lift and un explainable things happening to them.
What clues does the music give us to what type of film the trailer is advertising? In Devil the music is faced paced and jumpy, the music also coincides with the shots creating a fast sombre within the trailer, this adds to the build up of enigma for the audience and creates the tension and suspense which ultimately scares you! In Paranormal Activity 2 there is no music as such, the only diegetic sounds we here is the white noise (from the camera) this sets the tone of a Horror/Thriller you can tell from this music that something will make you scared, even if there is no music, the silence makes you prepare for the worst!
What can you say about the voice of the person delivering the voiceover? Paranormal Activity 2 there is no voice over however there is on screen text to tell the audience credit information about the film this does the job of creating the Horror image. Devil there again is no voiceover however the dialogue between the characters perfectly sets the tone and atmosphere for the movie, there is shouting and arguing and a lot of fear and terror in their voices.
How does the speed of what we see compare to watching a clip from a film? Why is this? In both these films the shots in the trailer are much shorter and sharper than in the film, this is because in a short space of time the filmmakers need to show all the footage they can to entice the audience. They need to build the enigma and set the tone and atmosphere and by making a fast paced sombre of shots it does that.
Does the speed alter through the trailer or stay the same? In Paranormal Activity 2 the speed throughout the trailer stays the same. In Devil the speed gradually quickens towards the middle and end of the trailer, this creates the fear and tension build up to what the trailer ends with.
What information are we given in the very last frame of the trailer? In Paranormal Activity 2 the last frame shows the Official Website for the movie and the movie name. In Devil again it shows the name of the movie and the link to the Official Website.
Which is more effective in making you want to see the film the trailer or the poster? Why is this? The trailer is definitely more effective in making you want to see the film because, you can see actual parts from the film, which either intrigue you or don’t, therefore if they do, it makes you want to see the film. Where as a poster is just a stills image of something to do with the film, it doesn’t give you a proper or full insight.
Where would you expect to see these trailers? On television on the film channels in the breaks, after 9 o clock, because this is when the target audience for this film are watching the television, and also showing on film channels because the target audience watch films. Before what films at the cinema? – scary films, or films with the same age certificate at these. Before what TV programmes?- programmes with a high age certificate.
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