SHORT FILM ANALYSIS     Katy Kennedy
‘BUMP – SHORT HORROR’The genre of this short film is a Horror, composed with only four charactersthese are two young girls...
‘BUMP – SHORT HORROR’As the story progresses the girls decide to get out of bed and go down tosee what the noise is. As th...
‘BUMP – SHORT HORROR’The credits of this film come at the end; there are no credits featured atthe start of the production...
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Short Film Analysis

  1. 1. SHORT FILM ANALYSIS Katy Kennedy
  2. 2. ‘BUMP – SHORT HORROR’The genre of this short film is a Horror, composed with only four charactersthese are two young girls and two clowns. As the cast for this film is limited itallows the audience to feel more involved and creates a more intenseatmosphere. The story line follows such of a typical horror with two youngteenage girls home alone until it comes to light that in fact that may not be thecase.The film begins by setting the scene, we are shown both girls asleep in bed inthe form of a mid close up/over the shoulder shot this then leads to furthershots of the girls in bed from a canted angle which establishes a sense ofdisproportion. This is accompanied by both diegetic and non diegetic sound asboth dialogue and sound effects ( a loud bang) this adds to the suspense andtension allowing the audience to realise that something is not quite right andthat the equilibrium is about to change,These mid close ups which set the scene of mystery are combined with darklighting emphasising the genre and nature of what is about to happen. This isimportant as it is key to ensure sound and lighting fit the genre of the film inorder to not only make it clear to the audience but follow key conventions. Forexample if bright colourful lighting was used it would be unclear and may comeacross as in fact a comedy or romance.
  3. 3. ‘BUMP – SHORT HORROR’As the story progresses the girls decide to get out of bed and go down tosee what the noise is. As this is happening the ambient music in thebackground gets gradually louder. This adds to suspense of the film andtherefore the mystery as the girls make their way down the stairs. One ofgirls suggests that she should go and ‘call the cops’ after they hear asecond noise. The music then starts up again, quietly in the background.This helps to move from the dialogue to music in a way which flows welland blends together. The music starts off slow, gradually adding pace to fitwith the build up of events.Many mid/two shots are used this shows the girls relationship and showsthat they are united. Close ups are also used to show the facial expressionsallowing the audience to empathise with the characters. Iconography isalso used as the girls then discover it is only a small dog found in thebasement that is the cause of the noises. However a shot reverse shot isthen used to show that in fact they are not alone down there. This shotreverse shot works really well as just as they are relived to find out it wasthe dog then all of a sudden all is revealed. Accompanied by dialogue ,backing music and sound effects this is a very strong scene.
  4. 4. ‘BUMP – SHORT HORROR’The credits of this film come at the end; there are no credits featured atthe start of the production. The title of the film however is shown at the start of the film. Within the credits the clowns face is shown throughout in the background this a is very effective and creative idea as it again emphasises the genre of the film. Also would have an effect on the audience after what they have just seen. Also included is a section of out takes that are show along side the credits.

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