Evaluation Question Five
How did you attract/address your
The title Silk is a fairly ambiguous name, as it leaves a lot unsaid to the
audience however holds so much meaning once the film has been
watched. This simple and unusual Title will attract the audience towards the
film as it is not predictable – unlike a lot of film’s nowadays who’s titles speak
I do not introduce the face of my main character until the end of my
opening sequence, this birds eye shot I feel is a very affective way to show
the intimidating manner of the serial killer; introducing his face to the
audience and confirming the formidable suspicions of whether his
appearance will match his dark personality. This mystery will draw the
audience is as they anticipate the introduction of the main character.
Throughout the opening sequence I placed some clues for the audience to
passively take in, for which their meaning will be revealed throughout the
film. These clues address the audience and get them questioning their
meaning and presence within the scene. This curiosity will get them to
continue watching past this opening sequence and create a better
revenue and feedback for my film.
Introducing the two sides to the main character from the outset will confuse
the audience as to how they are to view him as an antagonist; this careful
use of split scene to distinguish the alter-ego of our serial killer adds another
dimension to my film. This information will keep the viewers intrigued - from
my survey I have learnt that people prefer the antagonist to have an alter-
ego, as it makes them more interesting as characters and allows me as a
director to play around with him a little more.
I have used a lot of different shots within my opening sequence, so that the
screenplay is more enjoyable to watch. The interesting shots (for example
the picture above shot through the staircase), will intrigue the audiences
attention and keep them paying attention to my film. A lot of films play it
safe whereas I want to show that I can use my skills and knowledge
effectively to create a good and fluid opening sequence.
Thrillers, I would say, are one of the most popular genre’s of today; and it is
really hard to put your own stamp on a film when so many things have been
tried and tested. I feel like my personal stamp is taking something which is
used often in television series, and bringing this to the film front. Fetish’s and
prostitution are both taboo subjects, with my film I am making them
appropriate and highlighting their importance for recognition and
consideration – even when combined with a larger storyline.