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Short Film Photo Storyboard

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Short Film Photo Storyboard

  1. 1. Amy Sadler Candidate number: 2428 The Wrong Friend Camera work: medium long - high angle shot. Slow track inwards on character and laptop. Sound: diegetic character quietly sobbing. Shot No. 1 Sound FX: diegetic ticking of the clock positioned on the windowsill. INT. 16:04. Bedroom. Scene opens with Alice Debbon, sitting, crying in her bedroom, thinking about scene: light pink and white top with jeans reflect innocent Mise en her parents who are downstairs feuding, and her stressful day at school. So, she sits and waits to speak to her online friend; Emily Wilkinson. walls connote sorrow. Flower represents small good and youth. Blue in her life, clock to suggest Alice is waiting, pink objects and teddy reflect youth and innocence. Bedroom location equals the place where she sleeps and is very vulnerable, and speaking with Emily also puts her in a vulnerable please. Blue tint to reflect character’s depressed state. Performance: character hides face, sobs and scrunches up in the foetal position, suggesting her stress, vulnerability and depression. Shot duration: 4 seconds Camera work: close-up – found image. This shot is taken from a print screen image of a Facebook page. Sound: the volume of the diegetic ‘alert’ sound from the Facebook chat message is very loud and the character’s sobs and the ticking of the clock fade out. Duration: 3 seconds. Camera work: medium – low, eye levelled reaction shot. Pink glow. Sound and editing: Facebook chat message diegetic ‘alert’ sound carries over into this image with a sound bridge over a straight cut. Performance: character reacts to Facebook chat message she received, by smiling and leaning her body inwards towards laptop; showing a closeness and a keenness between Alice and Emily. Mise en scene: ‘love’ letter on shelf behind character and love heart necklace represent the love and affection she feels for Emily. Blue wall is no longer visible therefore the sorrow Alice felt has disappeared. Bedroom location. Pink tint to reflect character’s loving mood. Shot No. 2 Duration: 3.5 seconds. Found image. The Facebook chat message screen and sound is used to show that the relationship between Alice and Emily is very strong as Alice’s cries are no longer heard once she receives a message from Emily.Shot No. 3INT. 16:06. Bedroom.Alice’s stresses are instantly gone when she receives a message on Facebook from her online friend; Emily Wilkinson.
  2. 2. Camera work: low level mid shot. Living room location. Editing: current shot intercuts with previous shot to create tension. Sound: diegetic sound of keyboard being tapped on laptop. Mise en scene: living room location is a social environment; highlighting the idea that Emily and Alice are socialising via a social networking site. The lighting and costume are both very dark suggesting a very sinister mood as the identity of Emily is revealed. Duration: 4 seconds.Shot No. 4INT. 16:08. Living Room location.The identity of ‘Emily’ is revealed, as the body of a middle-aged man is seen sat in his house, on his laptop, talking to Alice, pretendingto be her friend. Camera work: close-up – found image. This shot is taken from a print screen image of a Facebook page. Sound and editing: diegetic ‘alert’ sound from the Facebook chat message creates a straight cut to this shot from the previous. Duration: 3 seconds.Shot No. 5Found image.Alice receives another message from her online friend; Emily. This time though, Emily’s message is forward and out of the blue opposedto her previous kind and polite message.
  3. 3. Camera work: mid eye level reaction shot. Slow track inwards on character’s confused expression. Performance: character reacts confusedly to Facebook chat message she received. Sound: diegetic faint arguing fades in at 3 seconds. Sound FX: eerie strings. Mise en scene: many random objects are visible around and above Alice representing her confused emotions as she is unsure of what to think of the way Emily is acting. Duration: 5 secondsShot No. 6INT. 16:09. Bedroom.Alice appears confused after receiving a strange message from Emily. Therefore, the audiencelevel shot. Pull back shot on a Dolly to position Camera work: wide eye can understand that Emily does notusually talk this way with Alice. the camera outside characters bedroom, on the landing. Performance: character hears her parents arguing and is saddened and her head slumped on her hand portrays the idea that she is fed up of the arguing. Mise en scene: Blue tint represents Alice’s sadness. Poster ironically implies that as Alice is a teenager, people should keep out of her room as there are excessive amounts of sound in there, yet it is actually the sound of her parents that she now wants to keep out. Landing location shows that the sound is not coming from her room as it is her parents downstairs. Sound: volume of the diegetic arguing increases. Sound FX: eerie strings fade out. Duration: 4 seconds.Shot No. 7INT. 16:10. Landing.Alice hears her parents argument worsen. She begins feeling upset and even more frustrated after how Emily spoke to her.
  4. 4. Camera work: high angled medium shot. Editing: shot fades in to suggest longer passage of time from previous frame to this one. Sound: diegetic – character begins to cry. The sound of arguing fades out. Mise en scene: blue tint portrays Alice’s deep depression. Bedroom location. Performance: Alice holds her head and appears very stressful, her body language portrays the stress her parents feuding is putting on her. Duration: 4 seconds.Shot No. 8INT. 17:15. Bedroom.Alice’s parents have been arguing for over an hour now, and she begins to cry out of stress and frustration. Camera work: close up canted angle. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current one. Mise en scene: Alice’s love heart necklace is on show, representing the love she needs in her life. Blue tint represents her depression. Performance: Alice is very stressful and depressed; she holds her head out of frustration and cries. Sound: diegetic – volume of character’s cries increase. Duration: 5 seconds.Shot No. 9INT. 17:15. Bedroom.Alice begins to hysterically cry as her loneliness and pain is reminded by her parents’ argument.
  5. 5. Camera work: medium eye level shot. Tracking shot as character gets out of bed and leaves bedroom. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Performance: Alice is fed up, exhausted from her emotional outburst and sad, this is shown through her sad facial expression and limp body language. Mise en scene: bedroom/landing location. Sound: Diegetic door opening and footsteps. Duration: 3 seconds.Shot No. 10INT. 17:29. Bedroom/landing.Alice pulls herself together, gets out of bed and walks out of her bedroom and onto the landing. Camera work: long high angle follow shot. Tracking shot follows character from when she leaves bedroom and walks down the stairs. Mise en scene: stairway location appears very claustrophobic and caves in on Alice. This represents the difficult situation which she is finding hard to leave. Blue tint to reflect the miserable mood. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Sound FX: diegetic footsteps. Sound: volume of parents argument increases and object are thrown, glass smashes. Duration: 6 seconds.Shot No. 11INT. 17:31. Stairway.Alice walks down the stairs; scared and worried, as her parents’ violent argument becomes brutal.
  6. 6. Camera work: medium eye-level shot. Bottom of stairs location. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Performance: character looks in to room where sound of parents arguing come from. Her body language is very child-like. Mise en scene: blue tine to reflect the sorrow and horror that Alice feels. Bottom of stairs location. Sound: crashing of objects, argument climaxes as Mother is struck by Father and screams. Duration: 5 secondsShot No. 12INT. 17:32. Bottom of stairs.Alice is extremely concerned about her parent’s hostile argument, so she peers around the door like a young child to see what ishappening. She hears objects being thrown and her Mother being hit by her Father. Camera work: close-up shot. Slow track inwards on character’s facial expression. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Performance: Alice appears horrified as she looks into room where parents are arguing. Mise en scene: blue tint to reflect Alice’s horror and sorrow. Sound: Mother’s scream is carried over into current frame with a sound bridge. Scream then echoes. Duration: 5 seconds.Shot No. 13INT. 17:32. Bottom of stairs.Alice is shocked and scared when she sees her Father hit her Mother during their violent argument.
  7. 7. Camera work: medium eye-level shot. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Mise en scene: family portrait visible in the background, above character’s shoulder represents the family she is leaving behind. Door way location. Blue tint to reflect Alice’s depressed state. Sound: diegetic heavy breathing as character fights off tears. Sound FX: sound of door opening and closing with loud bang. Duration: 5 seconds.Shot No. 14INT. 17:32. Front door.Alice is terrified after what she just witnessed between her parents. And so, she leaves her family behind and walks out of her house. Camera work: close-up shot on a dolly so camera can pan around characters face as she steps outside her house. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Sound: diegetic sounds of character’s footsteps and putting her headphones in. Mise en scene: blue tint represented Alice’s depressed state. Headphones show Alice is listening to music. Duration: 4 seconds.Shot No. 15EXT. 17:33. Front garden.To escape from the difficult situation, Alice puts her headphones in.
  8. 8. Camera work: close-up - found image. Print screen from iPhone. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Sound: diegetic sound of phone taps. Soundtrack: when character presses ‘play’ McFly ‘She falls asleep’ begins to play. Duration: 3 seconds.Shot No. 16Found image.To escape from her difficult reality, Alice listens to a song by her favourite band to calm herself down. Camera work: point of view eye-level shot. Hand-held camera follows characters movement in panning shot as she walks further away from house. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Mise en scene: blue tint reflects the cynical mood as Alice is being watched. Front garden location. Sound: diegetic rustling of leaves. Duration: 5.5 seconds.Shot No. 17EXT. 17:33. Front garden.Alice is watched from the bushes outside her house as she walks away from her home.
  9. 9. Camera work: medium close-up eye-level tracking shot. Tracking shot of character as she walks. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Soundtrack: McFly ‘She falls asleep’. Performance: Alice is sad and looks down as she thinks about whether she made the right decision by leaving. Mise en scene: outside location; where the left side of the background (the thorn bush) represents the danger of Alice’s future. The right side of the background (the house) represents her family and home-life that she is leaving behind. Alice is in the middle of the frame, which shows that she is equally as close to either of the ‘sides’. Her necklace represents the love she longs for in her life. The headphones show that she is listening to music. Blue tint reflects her sadness and confusion. Duration: 5 seconds.Shot No. 18EXT. 17:34. Outside.Alice has walked quite a few metres from her house and she feels sad as she thinks about her family falling apart and begins to debatewhether she has made the right decision or not. Camera work: medium eye-level shot. Editing: previous frame zooms out to reveal current frame. Mise en scene: outside location; where Alice is now facing toward the ‘dangerous side’ (the thorn bushes) as she regrets leaving her family. Although due to the way Alice is facing; this implies that the dangerous side is the way she is headed. Sountrack: McFly ‘She falls asleep’ Duration: 5.5 seconds.Shot No. 19EXT. 17:34. Outside.An indecisive Alice looks back as she regrets leaving her violent, feuding parents.
  10. 10. Camera work: long tracking eye-level establishing shot. Tracking shot from behind character as she enters new location.Tracking shot continues to follow character as she journeys further into the forest. Mise en scene: grey and blue tint resembles Alice’s depressed state. Forest location represents a busy area with a difficult escape. Editing: shot fades in from previous frame to current to suggest that Alice has been walking for a few minutes. Performance: Alice’s body language is very slumped over and she walks very slowly into the forest as she is thinking about her family, therefore she is feeling very depressed, and she is also regretting leaving her house a lot. Soundtrack: McFly ‘She falls asleep’. Duration: 7 seconds.Shot No. 20EXT. 17:36. Forest entrance.Alice continues to walk and ends up in a nearby forest. Camera work: long point of view eye-level shot. Hand-held panning shot that follows character as she walks further into the forest. Editing: straight cut to current frame from previous. Mise en scene: the trees within the frame (which are to the side of Alice) show how difficult an escape would be. Soundtrack: McFly ‘She falls asleep’ comes to an abrupt stop by an extremely loud diegetic phone vibration sound on the 5th second. Sound FX: diegetic rustling of leaves. Duration: 6 seconds.Shot No. 21EXT. 17:37. Forest.Alice is watched from the nearby trees as she steps deeper into the secluded forest area.
  11. 11. Camera work: extreme close-up high angle. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Sound: diegetic phone vibration is carried over into a current frame via a sound bridge. Sound FX: eerie strings fade in at 3rd second. Duration: 5 seconds.Shot No. 22EXT. 17:37. Forest.Alice receives a strange text from her online friend; Emily Wilkinson. Camera work: medium to long eye-level shot. Editing: straight cut from previous frame to current. Mise en sene: blue and grey tint reflects sinister, creepy mood. Performance: Alice has a confused facial expression as she can’t take in the text she has received; her body language also appears still and uneasy as she is slightly frightened. Sound: eerie strings increase to a faster tempo and louder volume. Duration: 6 secondsShot No. 23EXT. 17:37. Forest.Alice looks confused as she receives a strange text from her online friend; Emily Wilkinson.
  12. 12. Camera work: medium to close-up eye-level shot. Previous frame zooms in at extremely fast speed, resulting in current frame. Sound: eerie strings tempo increase even more to be in time with the zoom in, eerie strings crescendo, silence, faint diegetic footsteps, diegetic heavy breathing as a terrified Alice realises the danger she is in. Mise en scene: the blue and grey tint resembles the sinister feel as a slowly man approaches Alice. The forest surrounds Alice either side of her as it seems that she has no escape. The love heart necklace represents the love she longs for, but will never have. Performance: Alice’s body language is very rigid and uncomfortable as she is scared. She very slowly turns her head so that she can see (in her peripheral vision) the man approaching her. She also grips her phone closely towards her for comfort. Editing: shot then fades to black. Duration: 7 seconds.Shot No. 24EXT. 17:37. Forest.Alice appears terrified as she hears faint footsteps approaching behind her in the distance. Unbeknown to her, they belong to “EmilyWilkinson”; who is in fact her forty-five year old neighbour.
  13. 13. Camera work: medium to close-up eye-level shot. Previous frame zooms in at extremely fast speed, resulting in current frame. Sound: eerie strings tempo increase even more to be in time with the zoom in, eerie strings crescendo, silence, faint diegetic footsteps, diegetic heavy breathing as a terrified Alice realises the danger she is in. Mise en scene: the blue and grey tint resembles the sinister feel as a slowly man approaches Alice. The forest surrounds Alice either side of her as it seems that she has no escape. The love heart necklace represents the love she longs for, but will never have. Performance: Alice’s body language is very rigid and uncomfortable as she is scared. She very slowly turns her head so that she can see (in her peripheral vision) the man approaching her. She also grips her phone closely towards her for comfort. Editing: shot then fades to black. Duration: 7 seconds.Shot No. 24EXT. 17:37. Forest.Alice appears terrified as she hears faint footsteps approaching behind her in the distance. Unbeknown to her, they belong to “EmilyWilkinson”; who is in fact her forty-five year old neighbour.
  14. 14. Camera work: medium to close-up eye-level shot. Previous frame zooms in at extremely fast speed, resulting in current frame. Sound: eerie strings tempo increase even more to be in time with the zoom in, eerie strings crescendo, silence, faint diegetic footsteps, diegetic heavy breathing as a terrified Alice realises the danger she is in. Mise en scene: the blue and grey tint resembles the sinister feel as a slowly man approaches Alice. The forest surrounds Alice either side of her as it seems that she has no escape. The love heart necklace represents the love she longs for, but will never have. Performance: Alice’s body language is very rigid and uncomfortable as she is scared. She very slowly turns her head so that she can see (in her peripheral vision) the man approaching her. She also grips her phone closely towards her for comfort. Editing: shot then fades to black. Duration: 7 seconds.Shot No. 24EXT. 17:37. Forest.Alice appears terrified as she hears faint footsteps approaching behind her in the distance. Unbeknown to her, they belong to “EmilyWilkinson”; who is in fact her forty-five year old neighbour.
  15. 15. Camera work: medium to close-up eye-level shot. Previous frame zooms in at extremely fast speed, resulting in current frame. Sound: eerie strings tempo increase even more to be in time with the zoom in, eerie strings crescendo, silence, faint diegetic footsteps, diegetic heavy breathing as a terrified Alice realises the danger she is in. Mise en scene: the blue and grey tint resembles the sinister feel as a slowly man approaches Alice. The forest surrounds Alice either side of her as it seems that she has no escape. The love heart necklace represents the love she longs for, but will never have. Performance: Alice’s body language is very rigid and uncomfortable as she is scared. She very slowly turns her head so that she can see (in her peripheral vision) the man approaching her. She also grips her phone closely towards her for comfort. Editing: shot then fades to black. Duration: 7 seconds.Shot No. 24EXT. 17:37. Forest.Alice appears terrified as she hears faint footsteps approaching behind her in the distance. Unbeknown to her, they belong to “EmilyWilkinson”; who is in fact her forty-five year old neighbour.

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