Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Shot list

These are the different shots that we will use varying on the action on the screen.


  • Before we see any action we can have an establishing shot of the street in which the main characters house lives.
  • The girl watching T.V. This can either be a long shot or a medium shot. It will depend on how much space we have to use in the room. These shots will enable the audience to see the room and start building up an opinion of what the character is like.
  • Start of the news report. This can be a close up (this could also be a p.o.v. shot) of the T.V which will allow the audience to see what the character is seeing. This shot will remain until the warning about flash photography comes up.
  • As she checks her phone we can have a medium shot of her. This will enable the audience to see what she is doing and her body language. This may help to clue audiences in to what her condition is.
  • A panning movement will follow her as she looks up to check the time. The sequence can then cut to a close up of the clock that will show the audience the time. This can create an enigma as the audience will want to know if the time is important to the narrative.
  • We can use match on action as she is going up the stairs and heading into the bathroom. This can be a combination of long shots, medium shots and close ups to create a more interesting viewing experience for the audience.
  • When she turns the light on we can have a close up of her turning the light on and then a medium shot to show the light flashing. At this point the camera will be in the bathroom whilst the main character is outside of it facing away from the camera.
  • When she is looking in the mirror the audience will see her real face when she first looks in the mirror and will change to her reflection in the mirror as she begins to rub her temples. Both of these shots will be close ups.
  • As she leaves we can change back to having the camera inside the bathroom and her back to the camera as she leaves, this will show her turning the light off.
  • When she is in the kitchen getting a drink it will be shown through a long shot. This will allow the audience to see the whole area that she is in. This will be where the audience can pick up clues about her living with her family through the mise-en-scene.
  • When she has almost finished the drink we can have a close up of the glass. The camera will follow the movement of her putting the glass down. This will be done through a panning action. 
  • As she leaves the house and back garden we can do another match on action which will once again use close ups, medium shots and long shots.
  • As she sees the camera flash we will be using a p.o.v shot, it will then cut to show a canted angle which will once again be a p.o.v shot, this could also show another flash of light.

Alice Arnold

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