My name is Amy Bauco, my candidate number is 9013. I am part of group 1 and the other members of my group are Shayam Utting (9164) and Monica Aghadiuno (9365). To see my work please see the labels on the right hand side named AS Research and Planning, AS Construction and AS Evaluation. Our final opening sequence is shown below, along with a group photo next to it, on the right.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
My Film Still Analysis Homework
1. Analyse our chosen shot and identify in what way it could be described as signifying your chosen genre.
My chosen photo is supposed to represent a scene from the 1996 film Scream. This shot connotes the horror genre through the scared facial expression and framing. Her eyes are directed at the audience to engage them so they are more involved and can feel her emotions and understand the aroma of fear. The darkness around her is also typical iconography for the genre of horror.We achieved this shot using a close up so as to put as much focus on her face as possible.
2. What did you actually do to achieve the effect?
To achieve this effect we used a dark room with one handheld mini PAG light shining onto the models face to make her facial expression stand out more and make it what our eyes are directed to. We also used the camera right up close to her face to use the close up framing.
3. How did you intend the audience to 'read' or interpret your still - what meanings were you attempting to communicate?
The juxtaposition of light and dark, serves to emphasis the scared facial expression so the audience are able to read this and respond by feeling sympathetic towards the woman and also scared for her.
4. Identify what is successful about your shot?
I think the facial expression of the scared eyes and hand covering part of her face was successful because it promotes the horror genre of the film. I think this is backed up by the framing as it is a close-up so you can clearly see her emotions and focus on her face.
5. What would you do differently in hindsight?
In hindsight I would change the way I used lighting. I would direct the PAG light more on her face and close the 'barndoors' so that it has a narrower beam of light. This would make the edges of her face more in the dark so that her eyes and facial features stand out more.