The Horror Genre<br />L.O: <br /><ul><li>To be able to apply what we have learnt about the conventions of the horror genre to analyse film openings
To start to think about how we could apply these conventions to our own production work</li></li></ul><li>Conventional characters<br />Zombies<br />Vampires<br />Psycho killers<br />Female victims<br />Male heroes<br />
Conventional camera work<br />Extreme close ups<br />Hand held camera<br />POV shots<br />High angle<br />Low angle<br />
The Exorcism of Emily Rose<br />Watch the opening scene of the film:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcC5nitXol4<br />Make a list of typical conventions that are used in the sequence.<br />
Activity<br />In pairs, look on You Tube for an opening of a horror film of your choice.<br />What typical conventions are used in the opening scene?<br />How does this film challenge the typical conventions of the genre?<br />What techniques does the director use to grab the audience’s attention and make them want to watch the rest of the film?<br />Which of these techniques and conventions could you use in you own productions?<br />Write up your analysis onto your blog with a link to your chosen opening scene.<br />There are some links you can use on the next slide…<br />
More links<br />The Omen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq04D4xf9Xw<br />Dawn of the Dead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrsjnH-by2E<br />Creepshowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gbLnw6Muk0<br />Child’s Play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COexY4FJEEI<br />
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