Camera Angles and analysis/Shot list
-By Erin Doneathy
. April walking down street: Tracking shots/panningshots,
wide shots,high angle, low angle, mid shots.
Tracking shots and panning shots are essential for when April is
walking to the park as it gives an eerie sense that she’s being
followed and also allows for a view of her surroundings to show
where she is. It also shows her walking to an unknown location
leaving the audience wondering where she’s heading .
. In kidnapers shed: Panning shots, extreme close up, close
ups, over the shoulder shots,
The kidnappers shed will have props such as knives, rope and
duct tape to clearly indicate that it is the shed of the kidnapper.
Close ups will be used on the pictures of the young girl the
kidnapper stalks and perhaps his weapons in order to suggest
sinister and threatening intensions.
. Empty Park: Panning shots, close ups, establishing shots,
These shots of the empty park are used to create an atmosphere
and mood as it will look eerie and almost depressing. We also
included some over the shoulder shots of the kidnapper watching
the little girl walk through said park. The over the shoulder shot
keeps the kidnappers identity a mystery but also lets the
audience know what he is looking at, in this case the young girl.
Kidnapper: Low angle, over the shoulder, tracking and close
The shots of the kidnapper are very important as he is an
antagonist and needs to appear threatening while also keeping
his identity a mystery. Low angle shots will be used to make the
kidnapper appear intimidating and powerful.
Shots of corkboard: Zoom outs, close ups.
The corkboard is a key prop in our title sequence as it establishes
who the young girl is and shows the killers obsession with her.
The zoom out of the cork board is an effective shot as at first
when its simply a close up of one of the pictures of the girl it
could be assumed it’s a picture in a family home but once
zoomed out it becomes clear it’s a compilation of pictures on a
Tracking shots of the kidnapper are key as they show where he’s
going and reveal the shed where he will later keep the young girl.
The tracking shots keep the audience wondering about where
he’s headed and shows his stature and build, the sweeping
motion also shows certainty as if he has a plan of action.
Kidnapper tracking shots: Panning, tracking, tracking mid-
Jump Cuts: Young girl (April) and Kidnapper
As Aprilwalks down an alleyway towards the park we used jump
cuts to show her progression without wasting time with one long
shot, when the kidnapperfollows behindwe again used jump cuts
as not only does it establish what’s happeningmuch quicker but
also gives a sense of impendingdanger as the kidnappergets
closer and closer.
POV: From kidnappers camera, focusing on young girl
Throughout the title sequence we have POV shots from the
kidnappers camera of him filming the young girl. We used a filter
over the top of the shot that makes it appear as though its from a
camera and handheld the camera to give it a more realistic feel.