Hand Drawn Draft
On the right are two photos of
my first hand drawn draft of
my trailer storyboard. I
created these by hand in order
to get an accurate idea of
what I would like to see in
each shot. Underneath, I have
also written details such as
editing and camera shot
features, helping to imagine
how the trailer would look as a
film. I have also taken closer
pictures of each shot which
can be found on this
The picture below shows ideas for the first two shots of our horror trailer. The first shot pictures a
black screen with the white bold writing of the trailer's production company. This helps to
introduce the trailer, preparing the audience for what they are about to see. I have also written
underneath, that there should be faint music played in the background. This sets the scene for the
trailer, as well as building tension.
The second potential shot for the trailer shows a two shot of the two main characters of the film. A
track camera could also be used to show the two friends walking together. This scene establishes
the relationship between the characters for the audience, introducing them to the storyline. By
combining this scene with light, positive non diegetic music, it would reflect the positive beginning
of the film, allowing for a greater dramatic changes as the plot continues.
For the third shot, one idea was
that the second friend (the one
who dies) gives the other girl
necklaces with “Best Friends”
written on them. This is also
the potential title for our film.
A close up on the necklaces
would reveal the film title as
well as build up the importance
of the friendship to this
character. The inclusion of this
prop would mean that we would
have to purchase our own
necklaces to use in our trailer.
However they would play a key
part in our film as the prop is
also featured on an idea for our
film poster. This would link the
together within the promotional
After, the shot of the necklaces being given, an extreme close up shot could
be used to give a clearer image of the necklaces and the title to the viewer.
The fifth shot shows a close up of an oncoming car. This would be combined
with the diegetic sound effect of a screeching sound as well as a girl’s
scream for added effect. This scene could be difficult and perhaps
dangerous to film. However this can be overcome by zooming in on the car
so that it is not too close to the camera and those filming. We could also
speed up the scene in the editing of our trailer so that during the filming.
The car would not have to drive at speed.
The next scene would show an
establishing shot of a
graveyard taken from a high
angle. This would be
combined with non diegetic
music that reflects the sad
theme. This scene would
display the result of the
oncoming car in the previous
scene. These scenes could be
blended with a fade transition
between them for dramatic
The first image displays a wide shot moving into an over the shoulder
shot showing the friend visiting the grave of her best friend. After
this, it could be effective to dissolve into the next shot of an extreme
close up of the girl’s eye as she cries. This could all be combined with
sad music to emphasise how upset the girl is.
This is a draft idea of a two
shot of the girl and her new
best friend following the
death of the previous girl.
This introduces the key
problem f the film within
the trailer. To clearly
translate this to the
audience, it could be
combined with music to add
suspense. A non-diegetic
voiceover could also be used
to explain the trouble that
this friendship will cause.
These two shots show an over the shoulder or point of view
shot of the first friend being haunted by her dead best friend.
These second scene would be a short take in order to make
the audience jump. I have also thought about mise en scenes,
using make up on our “dead” actress in order to create her
injuries from the car crash as well as make her look dead. This
second shot should be combined with high pitched, scary
music in order to shock ad scare the viewer.
This final shot would simply
display the film title as well
as the release date so the
audience know when they
can see the film. The white
text would stand out on the
black background, fitting in
with the dark, horror theme
of the film.