Genre in general<br /><ul><li>The importance it is for a film to have a particular genre is due to how this can help and influence production. It also gives an insight into ways audiences consume media.
Within a trailer, there are lots of things you must think about when creating a mood for a specific genre as within these 30-60 seconds, the audience should easily identify what genre it fits and whether this is a type of film they’d usually watch.
This is where conventions fit in. It is important to think about typical conventions and whether in your film you’d like to break conventions as this can also be a reason people will want to watch your film.
Iconography is also important to look at seeing what lighting is used for what effect, typography, mis en scene- everything within this has different conventions and styles for different genres. </li></li></ul><li>Wired and Genre <br />My film “Wired” takes many conventions of a horror film that I have picked up on via research. <br />The name of the film itself is important to link with genre in some way however this again can often be conventionally broken. The overall tone of my trailer is linked with kidnap, isolation and wired equipment giving the sense that films such as hostel and saw- torture films would portray. <br />I have done some research into print screens of my trailer and also the font used to see what my target audiences initial reaction to what type of genre the clips could be from was. I did this to make sure I was going along the right lines into what is typical from my intended genre. <br />
Genre and effects<br />DAZED<br />BLURRED<br />UNKNOWN<br />STATIC<br />
Slide show images<br />The sound and <br />Images create a <br />Science/experimental<br />tone<br />It creates a dark <br />Tense tone <br />Suspense <br />Haunting<br />Unique<br />
Narrative<br />“the art of story telling”<br />Intertitles are used within trailers to give messages relating to footage or the overall message in the trailer/film.<br />The human mind needs narrative to make sense of things- by this it identifies beginning middle and end. <br />As trailers doesn’t have to show footage in chronological order, it is essential that there is build up with fast shots but also inter-titles to keep a thread between each clip as it may look random with no link within the teaser of the film. <br />
Narrative within Wired<br />As inter-titles are a key part to trailers (not just the font but the wording themselves) I came up with a few catchy lines that may work within my intended genre and audience to create the right tone. <br />When questions are left unanswered…<br />Which would you pick? <br />When time isn’t on your side<br />Static runs through the bodies…<br />But is the light the way out… <br />Avoid being cliché<br />I like how you’ve <br />Asked questions<br />“You” is nice<br />And direct!<br />Need more information<br />Just to help link more<br />
Audience<br />I have recorded clips of target audience speaking on what they expect from a thriller/sci-fi movie. <br />Male 19<br />Female 18<br />Male 22<br />Female 24<br />Mrs, need to add the clips- they’re on mac. <br />
Sound<br />Sound throughout the trailer needs to build up creating a overall sense and mood for the trailer.<br />With my teaser trailer looking into sci-fi and electricity equipment I have looked at ambient sounds, static sounds and anything else that sounds dark, mysterious and a little rough and high pitched for the ears through garage band. <br />I want to have a similar tempo pattern to that in inception where It begins slow following what is seen on the screen and then moving into faster tempo and pace music with louder beats mimicing the fast pace of shots to then slow down again with infrequent beats. <br />This will keep up the tension and keep the audience hooked.<br />