Presenting my evalation
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Presenting my evalation Deactivate
The title of the film The title ‘DEACTIVATE’ is placed in the centre 3rd, we chose to place it here because it’s the most important piece of copy compared to the release date. The font size is large and bold, this is reflecting its important and catches the audiences attention. The Colour of the font is white which is contrast to the black back ground, therefore standing out. The title is in capitals, this effect make the word more static and sharp. The conveys an old fashion type writer effect which is the intention as the story is based around a computer. The style of the font is clear which is important as the audience need to know the name of the film in order to watch it.
Setting/ locationThis setting is of the villains bed room, the In contrast, the victims room is messy andcharacter is meant to be emotionless cluttered, the bed isn’t made and the wallswhich is why we chose this room. Its are covered in paper. This room was chosenextremely plain and doesnt show any of as the victims location as it shows athe character personality. This is effective stereotypical teenager, this help theas the audience find it hard to relate to audience to relate to the character. Inher, making her feel distant. For this shot, addition this setting is colourful conveying athe high angle allows the audience to see positive atmosphere. This shot is also at eyemore of the empty room, this means that level so the audience feel equal to thethe audience are able to gage what type of victim, where as a high angle separates theperson she is. audience form the character.
Costumes and props Part of the horror genre used is slasher, in order to portray this sub genre we use a knife covered in blood. This is a stock prop, which the audience can easily recognise, therefore recognising that the film is a slasher. The red blood is also related to slasher films as red is associated with danger and death. However, in contrast to the knife we used a book. The book is part of the psychological horror, the audience are yet to know the significance of it therefore incising them to watching the film.One of the main characters (the villain) is dressed all in black. Thiswas chosen because black is closely linked with evil, also the colourblack means that little of the characters personality to shown. Thismakes it more appealing as the audience don’t know what type ofpersons she is.However the victim is in a bright blue and yellow cartoon top, thisshows that audience that the character is a bit of a joker and aneasy target when it comes to horror. The bright colours correspondto the brightly coloured room, showing that the character is atypical outgoing teenager.
Camera work Through out the first climax, a hand help camera is used. This makes the camera slightly shaky which adds to the slasher horror effect as the audience may become disorientated. In addition this camera shot enables the audience to relate to the villain, with out seeing the villain face. This is effective because in psychological horror the villain face is rarely seen.To add a wide range to camera angles, used a worms eye view. When thebook falls on top of the camera the audience understand how important itis, and the significance it will play later on in the film. During the second climax, (murder scene) a canted angle is used, this angle is different compared to the normal viewing window. This angle cuts off the ‘normal’ viewing corner, this means the audience have to fill in the blanks and guess what might happen next. This is effective at it increases anticipation. Another effect we created using the camera was a sharp tilt to the left, we created this by placing the camera on the tripod so the tilt effect worked side to side instead of forward and backwards. This means that the camera could almost fall to the side to cut a scene off quickly. This way effective as the audience couldn’t see the action on screen and allowed for a quick transition into black.
editingThroughout the trailer we used fades and cross cutting to create consistency,one example of this is above. The first frame fades, whilst the second appearsfor a short amount of time they both look transparent then it moves onto thenext frame. This helps to make the trailer less jumpy.Also, to show the audience important information we createinserts using Photoshop. These were then placed into thetrailer, here we could chose to fade them in or out.
Story and how the opening sets it upThe story is based around a girl, who finds an old book which contains nasty messagesfrom her childhood, she seeks revenge on her bullies.Seeing as the film is based around events from the characters childhood, we felt it wasnecessary to include a flash back. We created this by fading the teenagers face andmerging it with a younger version. The flashback shows that she is remembering a timewhen she was bullied, this plays an important part in the development of the storybecause with out knowing what her childhood was like, the revenge would seemmeaningless.
Genre and how the opening suggests it The opening shows the character circling names in the book, showing that she is planning something. Its almost like a puzzle and both she and the audience are placing the pieces together. The mystery makes this film psychological .During the opening, text appears and reads ‘ based on atrue story’, because the font is simple and not gory thissuggests that the film is psychological. The style of thefont is similar to a type writer, this suggests that thereis a mystery which is psychological.
How characters are introduced The first character to be introduced is whom we assume is the villain, she is introduced as a emotionless psychopath as she is dressed in dark colours and the character doesn’t speak. She is introduced as someone to likes to keep to themselves, this is why there is a high angle used.The second character introduced is the first victim. He is introducedas a stereotypical teenager, he is absorbed in some form of gamewhich is why he doesn’t realise he is in danger. The character is atypical messy boy which is why the bed isn’t made, the characterwas introduced using a pan to the left, this was effective as theaudience were able to see his room (personality) before they sawhim. The third and final character to be introduced is the second victim, see is seen running through a door. She is introduced as someone who is running away from her fears therefore she can’t be the last girl standing as she is portrayed as weak. This character is blond which automatically makes the audience think that she isn’t strong and is vulnerable.
Special effect To add to the effect of the flash back, we introduced a vignette. This makes the chosen fames look different from the rest of the trailer. We were able to make the vignette soft of strong, we chose to go in the middle as although we wanted it to look different we still wanted it to flow with the rest of the trailer.All of the text inserts were faded out, initially theypopped up and then it moved onto the next scene,however it looked very static. We kept the pop upto add impact along with a ‘boom’ sound, howeverwe faded it out gradually so the trailer lookedconsistent.