Foundation   Portfolio Evaluation Lucy Warriner
Codes and Conventions of Horror/Slasher Films <ul><li>Vulnerable characters being chased or killed – commonly a young girl...
<ul><li>The conventions we followed when filming our opening included a victim being chased – however the victim in our op...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Foundation portfolio evaluation

  1. 1. Foundation Portfolio Evaluation Lucy Warriner
  2. 2. Codes and Conventions of Horror/Slasher Films <ul><li>Vulnerable characters being chased or killed – commonly a young girl to seem more vulnerable. </li></ul><ul><li>A killer that is usually a stalker or someone who is creeping up on or chasing their victims. </li></ul><ul><li>The killer is usually disguised in black or in a mask. </li></ul><ul><li>The lighting is low-key to build atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Diegetic sound is quite minimal at the beginning of the film to build tension. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-diegetic sound is used – such as music to create tension. </li></ul><ul><li>A well recognised character/figures associated with death as the killer. </li></ul><ul><li>A hero or heroine who survives and kills the stalker/killer. </li></ul><ul><li>The titles and credits create connotations of death and horror. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The conventions we followed when filming our opening included a victim being chased – however the victim in our opening is shown to be running through the woods before the killer is shown, so that the audience is unaware of who she is running from to start with. </li></ul><ul><li>We also used the convention of eerie music to build the scary horror film atmosphere, this also helped identify that the victim is running from something dangerous/scary before actually showing it. </li></ul><ul><li>We used a vulnerable-looking character of a young teenage girl as the victim who is being chased. As shown by the screenshot below, the character follows all the stereotypes of a typical victim in a horror film – young, blonde haired, realistic clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>Also shown on the screenshot are </li></ul><ul><li>an example of the titles of our film. As </li></ul><ul><li>most horror films do, we used the bright </li></ul><ul><li>bold red writing to connote blood and </li></ul><ul><li>death. Our film logo was also in-keeping with the </li></ul><ul><li>horror/slasher genre as we downloaded fonts from </li></ul><ul><li>www.dafont.com that reflected those used in horror </li></ul><ul><li>films. We also changed the colours red and silver to </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect the colours of blood and the metal of the axe. </li></ul><ul><li>We used the two axes to represent the production </li></ul><ul><li>Company logo “Axe productions.” The audience </li></ul><ul><li>Would be aware they are watching a horror film as </li></ul><ul><li>Soon as this logo is shown at the very beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Production Logo </li></ul>

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