Scene 1) The first scene is located in the playground; we opted for this setting for the first scene as our primaryresearch showed that most people thought that this setting was the scariest, therefore fitting for ourhorror trailer. Furthermore, the playground was chosen in order to follow Todorov’s narrative theory, theplayground was used to create equilibrium at the start of the trailer to create a clear narrative. The shotused for this scene will be an establishing shot followed by a medium shot in order to capture thesetting and action. The first scene consists of a happy family outing.
Scene 2)The second scene is set in a house; this was another paradigm of a horror trailer therefore also fitting forour trailer as we were following codes and convections of a horror trailer. The camera is going to bepositioned as a point of view, as the character is spying on her family and feels threatened by beingovershadowed by her baby sister. By using the point of view were able to position the audience in thecharacters shoes, also shows what the characters feeling due to seeing what she’s seeing. Furthermoreduring this scene a zoom out is also used from behind of the little girl this will be done to help theaudience establish that it is in fact the girl looking at her family through the door.
Scene 3)The third scene is also set in the house keeping the narrative flowing; the baby is positioned on the bedcrying whilst her older jealous sister is sitting nearby the bed drawing a hateful picture of her babysister. The camera angles used for this scene are point of view; this is done so the audience canidentify what the character is looking at, furthermore when the point of view is used a zoom is alsointroduced this helps make it clear what the character is looking at. In addition an over the shouldershot is also used this is done to show what the main character is doing. This is the moment ofequilibrium as the music starts to tense up as we start to see the darker side to the character.
Scene 4)The fourth scene is also set in the house this is when a long shot is used to show thecharacter being neglected by her mother, a close up is then used to show the charactersemotions which is pain, sadness and neglect.
Scene 5)The fifth scene is when the little girl runs away, when running down the stairs the camera is positionedbehind the camera to see where she will go, a close up of the feet is then used to emphasise heremotions taking control over her, during this shot the camera is placed at a low angle making thecharacter look dominant and powerful. In addition a following shot is used from a high angle is shownto show the character losing her power and dominance. We then use a long shot to show thecharacter has run out of her house and run into the road.
BlackoutScene 6)The sixth scene is in a form of a blackout, this was done to create suspense in the trailer andkeep the audience in questioning. This blackout is also used to show that time has changed.
Scene 7)The seventh scene is a close up of the car, lighting will very bright in this scene, this will helpto disorientate the audience, in addition a close up will be used of the character to addemphasis on the accident. The scene will be shot during night time to make the lighting lookmore effective.
Scene 8)The eighth scene is of a family picture which was taken in the first scene (playground), zoom isused and jump cuts to emphasise that the little is missing from the picture which is done tocreate curiosity amongst the audience.
Scene 9)Scene ninth is set at the cemetery, this scene is used to make it clearer that the girl was killed in theaccident. a slow zoom in is used to add sensitivity to the scene, the camera then pivots from thegrave to the girl’s mother and her baby sister which has now grown up, a close up is used to showthe mother crying.
Scene 10)The tenth scene is set in an isolated house; the baby sister whom has now grown up ishome alone when she starts witnessing strange things taking place. A medium shot is usedto show the girl sitting on the sofa, a 180 degree shot is used to show the televisionswitching off, in addition a glass is thrown across the room a close up is used when theglass smashes.
Scene 11)The next scene consists of the chandelier shaking and the lights flickering the camera ispositioned at a low angle and the in the point of a point of view suggesting that the girl ispowerless and weak. The girl walks up the stairs to identify what was making the chandelier toshake; her travel to the top of stairs is accompanied by a set of close up shots of her feetfollowed by a high angle shot when she reaches the top of the stairs.
Scene 12)The twelfth scene uses various camera angles such as low angle when the girl walks up theladder and a high angle shot to show that she is walking towards danger as its pitch black fromthe top. Hand held camera is used when the girl reaches the top of the ladder to the camera isa little shaky due to the girl being scared. In addition a panning shot was used to identify theantagonist of the trailer.
Scene 13)The scene is set in the playground; a close up shot is used to show the little girl on theswings.