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Brief for producing a movie trailer

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AS Media Studies MED3: Practical Production Part 1: Brief As a practical production I will be producing a movie trailer and I will be working in a pair. We will be producing multi-generic movie trailer which includes psychological suspense thriller and mystery and the trailer will be called "Slashed". As a group we will be sharing the tasks equally so, each person in the group gets equal amount of tasks rather than just one person loaded with works. A generic convention of psychological suspense thriller and mystery include ominous mise-en-scene, and narratives that move from equilibrium to disturbance and back to a new equilibrium. In terms of music silence can be used in this type of trailer to create tension in the audience; sudden and powerful music can be used to convey a great deal of information about the mood and the tone. Study of existing films shows the conventions used in this particular type of genre. An example of existing film includes, Scream which was directed by Wes Craven in 1996 and the plot line of this film was a psychopathic serial killer is stalking a group of teens. ...read more.

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dealing with a visual medium we ought surely to look for our defining criteria at what we actually seen on the screen". References of this quote can be found in the 2nd edition of the cinema book by Pam cook and Mieke Bernink which was published in 1999 by the British Film Institute. Iconography seems to include in films to demonstrate the recognition of narrative conventions of a film such as, mask, suburban, knives and other types of tool of the trade. This type of iconography will be used in our trailer to show the isolated quite college. Mask and a knife will be used show the narrative convention in the trailer and also, this type of iconography are used in the existing films which I have already mentioned. Trailer conventions include titles, setting, all the highlights from the film, introducing main characters all with a suitable soundtrack to that particular genre. These types of conventions are used to create audience attention which will hopefully get a huge amount of people to pay to watch the film. ...read more.

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The trailer said to be cultural verisimilitude as it will have a relation to the world we experience as the trailer shows recognisable locations. In terms of camera techniques, close up shots will be used during the trailer to show the character's reaction to something and it will help the audience to understand what a character is thinking during a particular sequence. Mid-shot and long-shot will be used to show the character's body language, facial expression and surroundings. Low lighting connotes a sombre feeling without the need for speech, the denotation of NVC (non-verbal communication)-e.g. hunched shoulder, head hanging down connotes the character is feeling vulnerable, unhappy or depressed. In order to complete this production successfully we will be working as team and creating storyboards and script to show that each shot in the movie trailer which will be labelled with movement notes, dialogue, sound effects, and other important notes which gives the opportunity to look at the text in details and see if it is really going to work. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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