(P4 & P5) Choose 2 editing sessions & discuss: (250 words)
I contributed that the text should be a bloody colour such as red in a scary font such as cracked so it denotes it’s a horror genre, that the voiceover should be a creepy scary voice to send shivers down peoples backs while they listen to it, also that we should make the orphan make weird scary noises through editing to make it interesting to listen to.
I thought we should have a background scary music to go throughout the trailer to make it sound scary but also there usually is one main piece of music that’s always in the background even while other sound effects are being played, it just makes it sound more effective.
We found it quite difficult to put separate text shots on shots of their own, they’d always go onto other video clips so we just spilt off black shots off video clips and put text on them and then put them in the right place. This had wasted a lot of our time so we didn’t really get to format the text transitions properly as we were worried that we wouldn’t get the text shot on separate shits which was quite frustrating.
(P6) Then discuss: (100 words)
The institutional information included was by looking at other horror trailers we found out the layout of a film trailer such as the first thing in a trailer we see is a green screen then the producer screen which for us was Warner bros. These are some of the trailers we had looked at Insidious, paranormal activity, one missed call etc. By looking at these it showed us that the trailer doesn’t have to reveal everything, in fact at times it doesn’t show much, which makes you want to know more.
We decided that this product would be given the certificate 15 because it’ll be a horror and younger teenagers may not be able to handle the excitement; not being able to sleep because they’re that scared.
The trailer will be exhibited on Halloween as it’s a horror film. It’ll be exhibited on TV, after popular programmes such as x factor as a large amount of the target audience may watch it and in cinemas, people who often go to cinemas will see it and may come back to see it another day and on buses because this means lots of people will be able to see it; the more people see it, the more they would want to watch it.
(P7) Conclusion (50 words)
We should have used costume, this would have increased the verisimilitude of the trailer, made it feel more real because the girl is meant to be an orphan but she doesn’t look like an orphan, the clothes don’t denote that she’s an orphan. The narrative isn’t as clear as we wanted it, however it’s good because it shows that this orphan is mad/possessed but it doesn’t show why, it’s unseen.
The different variety of camera shots used was very good, we got each different type of shot and it fitted into our trailer perfectly. The music was quite diegetic it fitted into the scenes perfectly.