Questionnaire Results.Age - 17Gender - FemaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- Maga...
Age - 18Gender - FemaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black ...
Age - 17Gender - MaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black an...
Age - 16Gender - MaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black an...
Age - 18Gender - MaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black an...
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  1. 1. Questionnaire Results.Age - 17Gender - FemaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black and white horror films scary or difficult to watch? - Scary - Difficult to watch - OtherI personally find them quite outdated, and cheesy.What do you think is a suitable length of time for a trailer? And why?I think around 1 minute – 1 minute 30. A trailer that is too long would get boring andignore the actual purpose of trailers.What attracts you the most to a horror film from watching a trailer?The building of a climax through use of fast paced editing, in both visuals and sound.Do you like captions/phrases or text throughout the trailer?- Yes- NoDo you think a voice over has a large impact on a horror film trailer?- Yes- NoWhat types of code and conventions do you expect in a horror film?Blood, knives, a killer and victim, dark lighting, weird sounds.The main purpose of a horror film is to scare its audience. What codes andconventions are most effective in aiding this purpose?Scary, atmospheric music, and sound in general, and very dark lighting.
  2. 2. Age - 18Gender - FemaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black and white horror films scary or difficult to watch?- Scary- Difficult to watch- Other.........................................................................................................................................………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….What do you think is a suitable length of time for a trailer? And why?About a minute or so, to make sure enough information/content is contained withinit without it dragging on. What attracts you the most to a horror film from watching a trailer?If the film is realistic and based on true happenings in at least some way.Do you like captions/phrases or text throughout the trailer?- Yes- NoDo you think a voice over has a large impact on a horror film trailer?- Yes- NoWhat types of code and conventions do you expect in a horror film?Blood, gore, danger, good vs. evil, dramatic music, good sound effects.The main purpose of a horror film is to scare its audience. What codes andconventions are most effective in aiding this purpose?I think the most effective codes and conventions are sound related, i.e. dramaticmusic, great sound effects.
  3. 3. Age - 17Gender - MaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black and white horror films scary or difficult to watch? - Scary - Difficult to watch - OtherI find them quite old and stupid.What do you think is a suitable length of time for a trailer? And why?1 minute 15 seconds, and because trailers should be short and sweet, but contain atleast a decent amount of content/information to ensure the film is advertised asgreatly as possible.What attracts you the most to a horror film from watching a trailer?If it noticeably has a strong, realistic storyline to it.Do you like captions/phrases or text throughout the trailer?- Yes- NoDo you think a voice over has a large impact on a horror film trailer?- Yes- NoWhat types of code and conventions do you expect in a horror film?Weird, loud sounds and music, blood, danger, paranormal happenings, a strongantagonist who preys on young victims, teenage characters.The main purpose of a horror film is to scare its audience. What codes andconventions are most effective in aiding this purpose?Effective use of sound in both a musical and general aspect.A slow editing pace that strongly builds suspense and tension. A weird bad guy.Good use of FX.
  4. 4. Age - 16Gender - MaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black and white horror films scary or difficult to watch?- Scary- Difficult to watch- Other.........................................................................................................................................………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….What do you think is a suitable length of time for a trailer? And why?30 – 40 seconds.What attracts you the most to a horror film from watching a trailer?If it is action filled then it attracts me. If it isn’t and is slow and boring then it doesnot attract me.Do you like captions/phrases or text throughout the trailer?- Yes- NoDo you think a voice over has a large impact on a horror film trailer?- Yes- NoWhat types of code and conventions do you expect in a horror film?Weird bad guys, low key lighting, violence, blood, gore, paranormal activity.The main purpose of a horror film is to scare its audience. What codes andconventions are most effective in aiding this purpose?Slow pace editing that builds a great amount of suspense. Paranormal activity that isrealistic.
  5. 5. Age - 18Gender - MaleHow do you find out about new films that are released?- Trailer- Poster- MagazineDo you find black and white horror films scary or difficult to watch?- Scary- Difficult to watch- Other.........................................................................................................................................………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….What do you think is a suitable length of time for a trailer? And why?A minute, I don’t know why really.What attracts you the most to a horror film from watching a trailer?Mostly if it says it’s a true story.Do you like captions/phrases or text throughout the trailer?- Yes- NoDo you think a voice over has a large impact on a horror film trailer?- Yes- NoWhat types of code and conventions do you expect in a horror film?A female victim and a male killer, weapons like a knife or dagger, dramatic music,poor lighting.The main purpose of a horror film is to scare its audience. What codes andconventions are most effective in aiding this purpose?Realism and the music mostly.

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