what I found out from my researchFrom my research I found out the following things:• That my target audience would like a horror movie.• Most of the effective horrors are done hand held• I then researched some Handheld horrors: Peeping tom:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwNMeCgnFpU clover field:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSFCV4uATpI The Blair Witch Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D51QgOHrCj0I discussed which shots were effective within each of these trailers to give me someinsight into the shots I could use for my trailer and I also commented on how handheld cameras have an impact on the trailer.
the theory of trailersTrailers were made for advertisement purposes in order for thefilm makers to promote the film before it comes out and it willgive them a rough idea whether people will like the film or not.Or whether it targets a niche audience.
Conventions of my trailerI personally think my trailer challenges and is similar to other conventions with in themedia world for example in my trailer I took a lot inspiration from the film Eden lakewhere it was based is forest/ field area. A lot of my film was filmed by handheld whichI took this element from the film Blair witch project. Although it does challenge othermovie trailer because it has quite a confusing story line the plot is a lot different toother conventional horror films. Some of the shots especially the panning shot at theend is very different because what I did was I made this shot go faster so it makes theaudience feel disorientated And also ending blankly with a loud scream is also verydifferent as normally the end shot of horror trailers is there climax point. I did thisbecause I want people to think what happens for that girl to scream like she did sothe audience will go and see my trailer.
shots in my trailer: Close-up of Alice Medium shot of pushCanted angle of feet Back shot of Alice
Inspiration for ancillary texts The Friday the 13th movie poster was the inspiration my movie poster I like how the whole of the man can been seen, I also like the writing underneath the title. The magazine I took inspiration from was this empire Magazine. I used the magazine name empire and the massive preview special but I changed the writing to how I wanted it. This magazine was inspirational to and stood out because of the picture and the font of the writing.
ResearchFor my research I looked at two magazines:• Empire- is very simple, but very effective, I like the fact they listed film. The font is simple but readable which is what you want for a magazine• Total film – this magazine seemed to be more arty and it also has a clear colour scheme which I would like to see in my magazine. Arty Font Good clear image Blue White red Bar code found Colour on all scheme magazines.
For my research of movie posters I looked at the following movie posters:• Blair Witch Project- the Blair witch project poster was very simple but is very effective because of the back drop of the forest and the close-up of the girls eyes looking terrified. It is very different from other horror movie posters because of the writing in the middle (telling us about the background of the story.)• Friday the 13th – the Friday the 13th movie poster is the one that I based mine around because I really like the whole image of the poster the full image of the person, and I used this effect on mine. I also placed my title at the bottom like the Friday 13th poster so you can see the full image.• Prom Night -The prom night poster is very arty and the emphasises the Word prom in the title with the image of the sparkly tiara.• The ring 2 –the ring two emphasises the word ring because the shape in the background is of a ring and the image of the girl with the hair in front of her face it make it remain unknown what she looks like.
Conventions of ancillary textsFor ancillary texts I had inspiration from empire magazine and i copied some of the features from the magazine but changed the writing and the main picture.For my movie poster it was kind of similar to the Friday 13th poster I kind of used the full image like on that poster and I used the same kind of style and format, but making mine black and white which is very different to conventional horror movie posters.