Thursday, 17 January 2013

Moodboard and Inspiration from other thriller films.

For the costume aspect towards our thriller film, we are looking for it to look modernised but with aspects of the film noir genre.We want to use casual clothes however these clothes to be a dark/black colour. We think this supports the mystery of it and get the audience asking the question of 'Who is this unknown man?' and also 'Why is this girl wearing dark clothes?' There could be many reasons for this but mainly to hide themselves away from normal society where the man is not wanted to be noticed following the girl who also doesn't want to be followed.
Essex Boys has inspired our costume ideas through the character of Sean Bean. The dark leather clothes would be a decent for the male character as he is an enigmatic figure in our thriller film as well and acts as a shadow in it.
 This would also help if our thriller would be shot in daylight but made to be black and white. These dark clothes would create the sense of a someone not wanting to be seen/found so gives them the idea that they are considered to be a shadow and un-noticed to anyone else.
The location seen here in Essex boys where the wet and shiny streets are supported by a vanishing point is the idea we want to be able to use in our production of the thriller film. We want to be able to use a claustrophobic area and use signifiers such as shiny streets to emphasise our short film. The vanishing point would create that sense of 'walking into trouble' and in our thriller that is perfect due to the fact this girl is attempting to run away from her family but ironically running into even more trouble.
Ideally we would like to be able to shoot our film in Norwich city centre. This would be because the scenery of the area and buildings look very similar to the scene in The 'Third Man' where as you can establish that the tight and damp/wet streets and the slight tilt shot make it look very enigmatic and scary as well.
Secondly, the Third Man has heavily inspired our idea for our location. As it was mentioned before, the aim is to shoot in the city centre. This is because it relates very highly to The Third Man due to the reasoning of the tiled streets and claustrophobic nature of the location which would support our aim to create an enigmatic location and an area of enclosement and a sense of no escape for one character in particular.
Camera shots
We are also looking to use a variety of different camera angles but more than any we want to use over the shoulder shots. These types of shots help to position the audience in the shoes of the character involved.

We also aim to use many close up shots in our thriller to help get across what something is if they are unable to see in a regular shot or to show the audience the characters emotions. These two pictures you can identify being close up shots and extreme close up shots to show emotions again and closely shows the charcter and the horror in a scene.
If a regular shot was to be used in either of these two scenes/shots then we not be able to establish the emotions of Gloria Swanson in the picure above or the policemans identification.
In some scenes we are looking to use diegetic sound to keep certain scenes natural and to emphasise that horror in some circumstances. For example, hearing footsteps but perhaps not seeing who is walking. However an option for some background sound for the main bulk of the film could be 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

Here is an example of You'll never walk alone' by Gerry and the Peacemakers.
This could have been used in the thriller film of our production as a little bit of a insight t it, as the title 'You'll Never Walk Alone' suggests that the person is walking but is being followed which is ironic as that is exactly what is going to happen. It really is such a shame that it isn't an unassigned band otherwise it would have been an excellent song to use.
We would love to shot during dark hours like this due to the reasoning that it helps to create the mystery and horror to scenes. This particular photo has a certain use of vanishing poin,t so also helps to show that sense of someone walking to danger and is shown in this picture as someone/something would potentially walk into darkness.
We are also looking to use a sort of spotlight. Here is just a basic idea of what we would like to acheive. This is obviously a much larger scale of what will actually happen although gives the idea of what we want to try and do, just much smaller. And so in other words the light would be artifical which would help to show the main aspects to a scene while keeping the darkness and that sense to the same scenes as well.
The thriller film, ideally would like to have as much natural light as possible, hence why the film will be shot during daylight hours. This shot from Essex Boys has inspired our ambition to shot in daylight because it can help to show that sense of an unexpected time of day for the thriller to commence which also helps with the enigma to the film as well.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Dean for this thoughtful evaluation of your ideas with appropriate visual examples and film references.

    I suggest you take some photographs of your own, this will be very useful practice when it comes to the shoot of your film.

    If you have a camera phone then use this then upload onto your blog.This will enable you to practice dark shots and monitor what lighting is most effective.

    Take shots of possible locations and camera angles you want to use.

    Keep up the good work Dean.