SHOT LIST• Artisan Entertainment Fade out • Mid shot• Thousand Words Prod’n Company Fade in/FTW • CU on time lapsed clock• Title “They held each other and kissed, And pushed • Cross dissolve, time lapsed long shot of tidying each others’ darkness into the corner, Believing in • Aerial shot each others’ light, each others’ dream. –Hubert • Panning mid shot Selby, Jr” Line by line, zooming on words • Long shot• High angle long shot zoom in • Panning CU• Cross dissolve • CU• Aerial spiral shot, zooming out • Tracking shot & zoom• Cross dissolve • Mid shot• XCU on lips • Cross dissolve• Cross dissolve • Long shot• Long shot • Cross dissolve• Cut to low angle CU • CU• CU • Tremor/wobble shot• Low angle CU • Bulge CU• Cross dissolve • Mid shot• XCU on hands • CU• Mid shot • CU• Cross dissolve • Obscure/abstract CU• Establishing-Long shot • XCU on lips• Cross dissolve • CU• Mid shot • CU on TV screen• Cross dissolve • Aerial tracking shot• Mid shot • Stop motion CU on money• Mid shot • CU • XCU on eyes, split screen
SHOT LIST CONTINUED• CU There are an excessive amount of shots• Aerial tracking shot• XCU on bubbles, split screen as Darren Aronofsky likes to create• Long shot, moving back tension, confusion and a sense of• CU split screen inequillibrium. Some of the shots last• CU only a few milliseconds which drags the• CU split screen• CU viewer into the characters’ trips The use• Mid tracking shot of cross dissolve as the primary• XCU of kissing transition throughout• CU• XCU abstract patterns, split screen• CU• CU• CU, split screen• Aerial tracking shot• CU• Aerial shot, as if from CCTV camera• CU• XCU on eye• CU• Establishing/Long shot zooming in FTW• Title “From Darren Aronofsky the acclaimed director of Pi” zoom and wavy FTW• Title “Requiem for a dream” Fade in/Fade out, wavy• Title “Requiemforadream.com”, prod’n signs, wavy FTB
INSPIRATION FROM SHOT LISTThe excessive amount of extra close-ups is something I may be inspired by heavily, my initial ideavideo already featured a lot of them on lips but now I have a better idea of how to use them moreeffectively and with a little more variation, perhaps of beads on sweat on their face, pupils dilating,etc. The shots which appeared for literally a millisecond are very effective and are something I havealso already experimented with but now have realised that they still have to be very beautiful orintriguing shots even though they only feature briefly. They must genuinely hypnotise and confusethe viewer. Aerial shots are something I now want to explore a lot more after looking at this teaser,with varying angles and tracking from above somehow, it gives an eerie sense of being followed by ahigher power which works quite well with the paranoia involved in hallucinogenic taking. I need tolook into how to make the split screen shots which I thought were really interesting and gave an oddperspective. I also liked the use of a relevant quote at the beginning to draw the viewer in.
USE OF AERIAL TRACKING SHOT TO CREATE A SENSE OF EERIENESS AND PARANOIA. TIME LAPSED ENVIRONMENT APART FROM PROTAGONIST, SHOWS THAT SHE IS IN A DIFFERENT TIME ZONE MENTALLY, SHE IS PART OF ANOTHER WORLD WITHIN HER HEAD.THE XCU’s DRAW THE AUDIENCE IN,MAKE THEM FEEL AS THOUGH THEYARE PART OF IT. SHOW A MOREINTENSE VIEW OF THE CHARACTERS,HEIGHTEN THE TENSION. BULGE LENS MAKES A SENSE OF INEQUILLIBRIUM AND ONCE AGAIN SHOWS THE UNREST OF THE PROTAGONISTS’ MIND. VISUAL DISTORTION HELPS DRAG THE VIEWER INTO THE CHARACTERS’ TRIP.
POSTER ANALYSISThe central image throughout all versions of the posterfor ‘Requiem for a dream’ is this extra close-up of an eye.It’s extremely eye-catching and gives the audience a clearidea that this may involve drugs due to its bloodshot,dilated nature. The intense direct stare to the viewermakes it retain in their memory more and therefore theyare more likely to go and see it. It also lets the audienceknow that this is an insanely intense film which willmake them feel involved and give them a real close-upinsight into the characters’ lives.
The other images on different versions of the posters give aquick snapshot of some of the central themes of the film.One features all of the central characters to the films plot,this is similar to the Trainspotting poster, it’s a commontheme amongst films about drug culture as the director willoften try to make you as close to the characters as quicklyas possible so that you feel sympathy and some sort ofemotional attachment as opposed to disgust at theirbehaviour.The other image is of a woman standing at the end of aboardwalk in a red dress. She is obscure and quite far away,it is a clear analogy for the film as a whole, they are chasingthese dreams and happiness but can never quite reach it.This is also a key scene within the film when one of thecharacters is hallucinating so it instantly introduces theviewers to the abstract areas of the characters minds.