Storyboard for Film opening

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  This is a presentation on me and my group's storyboard for our film opening that we will be filming in a few weeks time. In this presentation we have addressed the techniques used and why they are used and how they will affect our target audiences.
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  • 1. Introduction In this Presentation I will show you the storyboard of our film opening called Silence Is Golden. Here is our first draft of the storyboard that shows the film opening through the lens of the camera.
  • 2. Introduction Continued ….. This is our final draft of the storyboard stating the timings of each shot, the type of camera shot and the sound used. There are more shots in the final draft than the first draft as the timings for the whole film opening was quite short reaching only 1:19. We think that by adding the shots it will increase the time to at least two minutes and it will add more action into our film opening to increase our marks even further. It also allows us to be creative and less restricted to what we can do and achieve.
  • 3. Phase 1 These are the first shots to be used in our film opening. This is the production logo and the establishing shot of the film opening. A production logo is always needed at the start of the film to establish who made the film and to set the tone for the audience. The next shot is a low angle shot of the ground. One of the protagonists are running past the camera in order to create enigma because at the start we begin to sense equilibrium which is part of the Todorov theory that we are applying to our film opening. This is set in a field and then we see the protagonist running which makes the audience want to watch more to see what happens and to find out why he is being chased. There will be some dogs barking in the background and there will be suspense music played over the top to create a tense atmosphere.
  • 4. Phase 2 This is an establishing shot of the field which establishes to the audience the setting of the film opening.. The scene below this picture shows the face of the main character. Throughout the film opening the main character doesn’t speak. The camera movement is handheld to create a tense atmosphere which gives a sense of reality to the film and will have a bigger impact on the audience. Then there is a mid-shot behind the protagonist to show where he is running to. The same non diegetic music will be used.
  • 5. Phase 3 This scene is parallel to the previous scene as they are happening at the same time. This is the interrogation scene. The camera has a panning camera movement and switches to the over the shoulder shot to the antagonist. Our main focus is on the girl in the chair as her head is down which creates an enigma for the audience. The scene below shows the girl looking up and we see her face has blood running down it with various other cuts and bruises to imply that she is the victim and she has been beaten severely . As the shot is a close up, we can see the details of her face. The camera shots used in this scene are over the shoulder shots to show the conversation between the two people. It shows the face of the antagonist for the first time who is interrogating her for answers. There will be no sound over the top as it creates a tense atmosphere for the audience..
  • 6. Phase 4 The type of camera shot used is a low angle shot looking up at him from the point of view of the female protagonist as she is about to be stabbed. This is to connote to the audience that he has more power and therefore more dominant. The extreme close up shot of the eyes symbolise her fear to the audience. There will be some non diegetic sound to create suspenseful atmosphere as well as leaving the audience on the edge of their seats. This shot is a silhouette of the scene that shows his dominance before he strikes. It will then cut to a black screen where she screams. The scene then switches to the male protagonist running into the woods.
  • 7. Phase 5 This frame shows the main character finding the bag that was parachuted in for him by another agent. The shots are held steady as there is no immediate action. This scene shows a point of view shot of the note that was left for him in his bag as he looks at the content of the equipment given to him. This is shown through a POV shot. The next frame depicts him taking the gun and cocking it back, showing his confidence and bravery. The final frame is a focus pull from the person to the end of the gun. It then goes to the title scene but still playing the non diagetic music in the background. White lettering is used to connote the image purity and innocence to the audience.
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