Part K 5 Bullet Points Overview Of Open Sequence • Main Character walks outside for some fresh air. She sees her neighbour they have a brief conversation • Main character picks up a letter she opens it and it has letters cut up she puts the words together and gets the word “KNOCK KNOCK” then in couple of minutes the door Knocks • Main character opens the door and theres no-one there she closes the door and when she looks a doll appears on the table. • • Main character is puzzled but walks past the table with the doll on it • As she walks past the doll disappears and the scene is finished Mickella Swaby
Part K The Opening Scene 5 Bullet • Teenage Girl Working On Her Laptop In The Points House Alone, When An Envelope is sent through her letter box, she goes to pick it up and brings back to the table she was working on. • When She Opens The Envelope little bits of different colour paper spills out spelling the phrase “Knock Knock”. • She then receives a loud knock at the front door, she approaches the magic hole to see no one there. She Opens The Door To See no one there and as she looks down there is a doll placed by the step of the door. • She takes the doll inside and places it on the chair next to her and stairs at it Confused. • She Then Looks Away from the doll to look at the door again to find the doll is missing.
Part K 5 Bullet Points Of The Whole Film • Nia (Main Character) walks outside for some fresh air. She sees her Kylie (Good Friend/neighbour) they have a brief conversation. Nia picks up a letter she opens it and it has letters cut up she puts the words together and gets the word “KNOCK KNOCK” then in couple of minutes the door Knocks. • Nia opens the door and theres no-one there she closes the door and when she looks a doll appears on the table. Nia is puzzled but walks past the table with the doll on it As she walks past the doll disappears and the scene is finished (Open Sequence) • Nia notices the doll has gone missing and has no memory of moving it she panics and starts to run to the door but the door is locked she then hears a young girl preferably whispering (Child murderer) she turns around and finds the doll in the corridor who then repeats again. • Nia passed out when she awakes she finds her self trapped to a table with a lot of medical equipment around her. The doll explains who the real identity is of the doll is which is the main characters unborn child that the main character had an abortion when she was 17 so the spirit of the unborn child lives and plans to live inside her mothers body. • Towards the end the doll kills the Nia and the doll transforms the spirit into Nia’s body
Part L Storyboard 1 1 2 3 4 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Part N We decided not to use Torodov’s Theory because .. • His theory is a calm beginning , something goes wrong in middle then everything is goes either back to normal or Happier at the end which is more like a drama to us • Our Idea Starts with a twist both audience and character are confused waiting to see what’s going to happen next which is what a psychological thriller does. Mickella Swaby 8
Levi-Strauss looked at narrativestructure in terms of binaryoppositions. Binary oppositions aresets of opposite values which revealthe structure of media texts. Anexample would be GOOD and EVIL –we understand the concept of GOODas being the opposite of EVIL. Levi –Strauss was not so interested inlooking at the order in which eventswere arranged in the plot. He lookedinstead for deeper arrangements ofthemes. For example, if we look atScience Fiction films we can identifya series of binary oppositions.
• Immortality is the ability to live • Mortality is the condition of being forever. mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality. We show the binary opposition through the characters in the film. The Main Character Being Human (Mortal) And the doll in which has a supernatural sprit in it (immortal). The struggle shows that when something is immortal it is tougher to either control or win against.
Part O Theories of Propp (Character Roles • We will be applying theories of Propp in our Opening Sequence. What I learnt from Propp is that you can classify characters by their roles and actions. This links to our opening sequence, because the characters are all different and we could understand each • We will be using theories of Propp actors key function. to identify what characters do what. In his theory Nia would be (the Victim) and Kylie would be (the helper)
Part Q Age Certificate: 15 Location: Worldwide Gender: Both Genders Social Class: Working Class/ Youth Must have an interest in how society can affect on people lifestyles Open minded to the reason why/how people can make mistakes. Sense of empathy
• Target audience: 15 – 18 year olds• I say this because looking at the BBFC standards certain scenes might not be appropriate for any age below that.• Some scenes may be too harsh to watch.• A lot of scenes will portray paranoia, uncertainly, mind confusing, a lot of tension, leave you feeling a bit uneasy.• I decided a bit too much for a below 15 year old to handle. Gender – it is targeted at both genders male and female. There is nothing against any gender or discriminating a particular gender in the sequence.
• Social Class – We don‟t want to be too harsh on the viewing of the sequence. But the social class is mostly targeted at middle class and working class people. Affordable and accessible to watch at any time. Upper Interests – Psychological thrillers, paranoia behaviour, science, mental behaviour, toys Upper Middle etc. this all relates to the sequence Middle Middle Hobbies Watching Films Playing Games Lower Middle Collecting Toys Working Upper Lower Poverty
Part R Distribution Companies -We will not be using Lionsgate because it‟stoo much of a multi million distributioncompany and it wouldn‟t suit our budget.It‟s mostly targeted at top American films.We also we need to look at the budget of ourfilm before hand.Could it be affordable? Lionsgate don‟t do much Thriller movies focus is more on drama and action
Part S How we have met the BBFC standards• “Dangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and self-harming) should not dwell on detail which could be copied. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised”In Our open sequence no “dangerous behaviour” is not shown at all.. There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, „f***‟). The strongest terms (for example, „cunt‟) may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptableIn our open sequence no profanity is used.No theme is prohibited, provided the treatmentis appropriate for 15 year olds.Our themes of revenge is not shown in the open sequence but if it was it would have been appropriate for viewers of 15 +
Part T Style of Titling and CreditsIn a motion picture, television program, or video game, the opening credits are shown at the very beginningTitling and Credits list the most important members of the production.They are now usually shown as text on a blank screen or static pictures, or sometimes on top of action in the show.Sometimes there may or may not be accompanying music.
Part UWe will make our own and not copyanything on this slide due to copyrightsbut these was a inspiration to our group This was used in the Movie “Dead Silence” starts off slow (then after 26 seconds) it speeds up Music That inspired me … This was used in the grudge gaves us the creeps which we thought was effectiveI liked the differentrange of instrumentsused I thought it wouldbe effective to use This was used in “nightmare on elmsomething similar to be street” this was inspiring because itplayed in the open matches our idea it uses young girlssequence when the (Around 5-7 years )saying horrific stuff incredits are on when the tune of a nursery rhymeeverything wassuppose to be calm