Shadows ‘Shadows’ is a name that comes from the conventions of the genre. It tends to leave the audience wondering what that shadow in the corner is. This is a dark film which intends to scare the audience with the unknown, and in the shadows there is darkness leaving the audience to decide what the being is for themselves.
An average girl continues to lead her normal life until she begins to hear noises and eventually begins to see a black figure.
The supernatural being which remains un-named throughout the film remains a shadow mostly through the film but begins to torment much more frequently and with much more menace as the film progresses
Towards the end the girl has gone missing with no clues to her whereabouts. Her best friend begins to hear the same noises and the film end when she sees the same black figure herself.
Target Audience Judging by the target audience of similar films such as Paranormal Activity and the Amityville horror, the target audience would probably be males and females from about 15 to 25. This style of film would be perfect for young couples to go out and see a scary movie. Other similar films did not appeal to anyone really over the age of 25 which is why we left the target age at this. It would be an age 15 certificate because contains scenes not for the feint hearted and would keep it to the minimum target age group.
Conventions of the genre All paranormal / ghost films have one thing in common: They are all supposed to leave an impression on your mind that has you wondering what that shadow in the corner is. Most horror films are effective because of the unknown. By never exposing or naming the mysterious black figure it leaves the audience to think for themselves what it could be which leaves them on edge throughout the film. Small cast. Other films of this genre tend to not have more than 2 or 3 heavily featured characters, this emphasizes the feeling of isolation within the story. This will filter through to the audience and put them on edge.
SoundScape We intend to use a wind up jewelry box for our main soundtrack in the background. For example: The diegetic sound we will to use is: The gate slamming, footsteps on the stairs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc3GjjJUNgM&p=939A1CFD9077DFC7&playnext=1&index=2
Storyboard Day 1. Establishing shot. Long shot of girl in bed. Close up. Hand opening gate. Long shot. Girl in bed. Wakes up.
Storyboard Day 4. Mid shot of figure at door. Day 2. Over the shoulder shot. Black figure in back ground. Same day . Long shot of girl talking to friend.
Storyboard Sequence of shots. Close up Girl can’t sleep because of noises. Of black figure coming up the stairs.
Storyboard Same sequence. Camera doesn’t move but figure does. Day 18. Figure coming in to room Long shot.
Storyboard At night. Long shot. Friend is round but can’t see the figure while girl can. Over the shoulder shot. She wakes up. Sees figure. Day 19. Telling her friend abut figure in her room.
Storyboard Day 20. Medium long shot of figure at the foot of bed. Figure disappears. Day 21. *Scream*?
Storyboard Figure is standing by her bed. Day 23. Close up. Opens eyes. Quick shot to figure’s face.
Storyboard Friend also in danger. Mid shot of her in bed. (Day 1 again) COMING SOON!