352MC – Narrative/Excitement/Climax

by alexmasonphotography

Like a lot of short films I have seen they need to be short enough to grab the viewers attention without boring them. Humans are very impatient and this is only become more apparent throughout the rise of the digital age. We go on a website and we don’t like the look of it or it isn’t intuitive enough for us to work out how to do things then we will go to the next one. The same applies when we view media online. We are overwhelmed with videos, photos and music so we become less tolerant if we think something is wasting our time.

1. The film will start off with ambiguous shots and close ups of Chris as well as establishing shots of the environment that we are filming in. Here are a few examples taken from the film. The music at this point in the film will be quite low key and haunting. The narration will be played throughout this part of the film where Chris talks about why he does what he does.

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2. The excitement will start and the music will be picked up and more upbeat, a certain tension will be felt by the viewer. It may even feel uncomfortable for the viewer with the fast paced action but the as the dynamics of the music change and the visual there will be slow motion to put the viewers eyes at eyes and allow them to relax. We will see Chris in his house editing the footage and leaving the house through his bedroom window followed by his journey to the forest.

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3. The sun will then set in a time lapse and the viewer will see darkness before the climactic scene with the LED suit and flares. This will be the scene that has the most impact on the audience. It will be unexpected and the music will be different but enlightening in comparison to the rest of the piece.

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