Convention Use / Develop / Purpose and Examples from Drama Challenge Description Opening Sequence Use – Teenage girl falling Purpose – To show theClimax to the ground recklessly harm of drugs and what it with the audience not can do to your health and knowing what will your mind happen to her next with Description – The girl will her health and what she’s stop, hold her chest and hallucinating fall to the ground in slow motion to show the She falls to the ground from seriousness. heart failure while still hallucinating Use – The girl will hold Purpose – To make theRealisation her chest realising audience feel sympathy somethings wrong for her and realise that this is a serious situation Description – The girl will (in slow motion) hold her chest and fall to the ground D.b She realises she’s seriously illKaya, Sanel & Gia
Convention Use / Develop / Purpose and Examples from Drama Challenge Description Opening SequenceEmotions She isHappiness Use – Her life is at Purpose – To show a typical teenage girl heavily ‘equilibrium’ shes Description – The girl has just partying, partying just like a taken LSD and is in a good state having fun normal teenager would. feeling really goodExcitement Develop – A normal Purpose – To show where the problem started Its her first teenage excited about Description – The girls friends time using her time taking the drug, introduce her to the drug and she the drug however its showing is excited to try it for the first time something illegal in a positive light. Purpose – To show that friends canLoneliness Use – Her and her friends get you in bad situation and then She fights go through conflict and arent there for you when it all with her goes wrong the main girl has no more Description – She argues with her friend friends. friends and they get into a fight over money (for the drugs)Depression Develop – A young girl Purpose – To show how drugs can hurting her self to an mess you up and ruin your life and She self extent of it being quite mind harms in gory and startling the Description – The girl is in the the bath D.b audience bathtub cutting herself very deep into her arm with blood pouring tub everywhereKaya, Sanel
Convention Use / Develop / Purpose and Examples from Drama Challenge Description Opening SequenceCharacters Develop – As shes a Purpose – To show the teenage girl who takes audience the effects andyou can drugs which many girls risks of taking LSD and therelate to can relate to but were mind games it causes developing it by showing what shes seeing and Description – You see and thinking as well. hear what shes hallucinating seeing how frightening it is Point of view colours and characters she’s seeingKaya, Sanel D.b
KayaInspirational Scenes E Alice in Wonderland – 1951/2010There is a theory that Alice in Wonderland is a film about a girl on drugs, which the coloursand characters hugely inspired me in the hallucinating aspect of our opening sequence.A character that’s very scary Confusion for the Characters moving very and creepy character fast During a bad trip as well as beingDuring a bad trip you see things frightened you also become very When you are hallucinating on that are frightening so this confused so in the scene where LSD you can see things in slow or Cheshire cat from Alice in Alice is confronted with many fast motion and the scene at thewonderland (2010) inspired me signs of where to go they all point dinner party with Mad hatterto crate a character with similar in every direction, directing her inspired me to speed up myfeatures that will frighten Laura the same thing, which inspired characters in Laura’s hallucination when hallucinating. me to confuse my character in a to make it seem more bizarre and similar way of using sings dizzy
KayaInspirational Scenes E The last song - 2010 The song played by piano in the last scene – emotions and focus The song played on the piano in The last song created a lot of emotion and focus towards the girl on the piano, which inspired us to use during our flashbacks. The pace and sound of the piano creates a lot of sympathy and understanding of the character. We want to use this so the audience will understand Laura’s struggle.
Sanel Inspirational Scenes Romeo and Juliet-1996Romeo and Juliet both having a good time. E Romeo and Juliet is inspiring to us because there structure starts of with new equilibrium by showing how happy they are and then ends up getting married but it ends with a disequilibrium as they both kill themselves to send out a message to there parents which is inspiring to our opening sequence because we want to send out a message to our target audience knowing that she was happy at the start but then dies at the end to show are target audience how LSD is not good.
SanelInspirational Scenes The Texas Chainsaw Massacre-1974 EThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre was inspiring to us that the slow motion waseffective as it focuses on the details slowly showing us that something thathad happen was important. So when we do are slow motion of Laura fallingto ground you can see how the slow motion emphasise the fall.
E Inspirational filmsAltered states This inspired my group because we also will be using hallucination to show the characters mental state. colourful hallucination
Inspirational Films E 4321 • We were inspired by the • We were inspired by these close point of view shot shown in up shots of Shannon and Joanne the film. shown in the film.• The point of view shot allows the • It clearly conveys a lot ofaudience to share the view of the the characters’ emotion tocharacter. We are going to include the audience. We are goingpoint of view shots in our opening to include close up shots insequence. our opening sequence.
E Inspirational Films Precious•We were inspired by these establishing shotsshown in the film.•These establishing shots show the lack ofprivileges Precious has in her life throughthese images of her deprived community.
Kaya & Sanel Theme and Concept F Previously, our Theme was Possession and our Concept was Kidnap. What Went Well • The idea was unique, no other previous opening sequences did this idea • It suited our genre, it would scare our audience • It created enigma, climaxing to a point so the audience would watch more Even Better If • The idea was too complicated, not many people understood the plot fully • To make it more simple, not to have too many things going on at the same time • To focus on either possession or kidnap • So… We changed our Theme and concept because we changed our genre, therefore we had to make it so it can connect with the conventions of drama. • We also wanted to relate to our audience more and make the film more ‘real’ to them. • However we wanted to also send out a message that can educational the teenagers that would watch the film.
Kaya & Sanel Theme and Concept F • To come up with out new Theme and Concept we all decided to without thinking about the genre, come up with a completely new idea. • We all wanted an idea that could relate to our audience, making it seem more real to them. Therefore Kaya came up with the idea of hallucinating. • We then as a group like the idea of it and thought we could connect with the reality of drugs to send a message to our target audience, about what drugs can do to you negatively. Theme: Concept: Drugs Hallucination
Kaya & Sanel Research on the drug LSD G Lysergic Acid Diethylamide What is it? Invented by Albert Hoffman, LSD, is a powerful hallucinogenic drug, which makes the user see distorted views of objects, reality and hearing things that aren’t there. This is known as a ‘trip’ and once you start using it, it’s hard to stop. Users of LSD may experience some bodily effects, such as: • Increased blood pressure and heart rate • Dizziness • Loss of appetite • Dry mouth • Sweating • Nausea • Numbness • Tremors
Kaya & Sanel Research on the drug LSD G Lysergic Acid Diethylamide This is a video from Talk to Frank about who made LSD, what it does, why people hallucinate and how the body controls it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oCePaxzEds
Kaya Research on the drug LSD G It can be a crystal – if its touched, you can become very high as it is absorbed through the skin What LSD can look like It can be a liquid (when the crystal is dissolved in water), however it is It can be on blotter paper. When not strong the paper is dipped in liquid acid which trippy art painted on it It can be a sugar cube which has a drop of liquid acid put in it It can come in microdots, which are small pills in many colours
Kaya & Sanel Research on the drug LSD G Lysergic Acid DiethylamideHow we will show the effects of LSD in our opening sequence:• Laura will be very pale to show shes unhealthy and sweaty• She will have flash backs• The flash backs will be in slow motion• Laura will hallucinate colours, sounds and images• Her hallucination will be in fast motion• She will have heart failure• She will be in pain and feeling really depraved• Have confusing signs everywhere around where shes walking