This is our finished film trailer that we have made over the weeks. Our film trailer is called Possessed as someone gets possessed in our film.
Our task is to make a 1-2 minute trailer for a new film of our own invention. The film can be any genre and the trailer should follow the convetions both of film trialers and of our chosen gengre. It should also be appropiate to audience.
This is paranormal activity, this was released in 2009. This film is a horror which is presented like a documentry which makes it more believable as if it really happened and you were there. The film trailer uses a cut between the film and audience which shows the audience's reaction of the film to show how scary it is.
Narrative - About a girl, (katie) that is being haunted by a demon ever since she was little. Katie is now a adult and has a boyfriend (micah) that she is living with because of the demon is haunting her and making her life a misery. Her boyfriend decides to catch the 'paranormal activity' on camara and in the end her boyfriend dies trying to protect katie.After the young, couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban “starter” tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that a demon but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.
Starring - Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong and Ashley Palmer.
Target audience - 18 to 30 year olds.
Music/sounds - Starts of with muted drum thats like a heart beat, this stops when the movie is about to start. This sounds makes it sound like something bad it about to happen, makes the audience feel tensel. A sound of a spirit swooping pass the camara. Floor boards creak as if someone it sneaking about. These sounds makes the audience feel theres a spirit that it in the same room as them. A loud bang (with reactions of load screaming of fear from the audience). Shocks the audience as they don't know it is going to happen, makes them jump. All thses sounds are very powerful and fritghtens the audience.
Camara angle/shot types - The camara is hand held throughout the whole trailer. There are a numerous camara angles, it starts off by showing the audience then it shows the film, this is done repeatedly throughout. This is a good affect as you get to see the audiences reactions to the film. The camara shots are long when showing the film but when the camara shows the audience it is a close-shot, this shows the audiences faces and shows them being scared.
Written Text - There are only written text at the beginning and the end of the trailer. The writting at the beginning of the trailer explains a bit about the film trailer its self. The next shot has white writing at the bottem left corner which tells you the date the first screening was, the 1st screening is the film trailer. The end of the film trailer it says 'one of the most scariest movies of all time' this persuades the viewer to watch it so they can say the have watched the most scariest movie ever and to see if they can handle it. It has more similar writing trying to persuade you to watch it.
Saw 6 (VI)
I have looked at saw VI trailer to analys it so see how if we can use some of the same techniques as this trailer has.
Denotation - The meaning of the trailer is a sycopath playing games with people that have taking life for granted and he decides to change them using games, if they win the game they survive.
Connotation - The story behind the story is to not take life for granted otherwise you will pay the consiquence.
Narrative - On April 29, Lions Gate released a brief synopsis of the plot. Details revealed include confirming Agent Peter Strahm's death and Lieutenant Mark Hoffman continuing Jigsaw's work. The FBI is reportedly on Hoffman's trail. This forces him to set up another game. Jigsaw's overall scheme will also be finally understood. The last revealed trap, a "Steam Room," has yet to be expanded on by the producers, but it is said to be a multi-level trap. Recent screens also show Hoffman viewing Strahm's crushed corpse as well as setting up the "Rack" trap from Saw.
Starring - Jigsaw / John Kramer - Tobin Bell
Mark Hoffman - Costas Mandylor
Jill Tuck - Betsy Russell
Dan Erickson - Mark Rolston
William Easton - Peter Outerbridge
Amanda Young - Shawnee Smith
Pamela Jenkins - Samantha Lemole
Debbie - Caroline Cave
Harold - George Newbern
Dave - Darius McCrary
Tara - Shauna Macdonald
Brent - Devon Bostick
Simone - Tanedra Howard
Emily - Larissa Gomes
Allen - Shawn Ahmed
Shelby - Karen Cliche
nurse - Elis Elle Downs
Aaron - James Gilbert
Jane - Jon Mack
Dr Heffner - James Van Patten
Gena - Melanie Scrofano
Musics/sounds - At the start there is a loud sound of a flickering light with a high violin note played then jigsaw starts speaking and then there is a ladie shouting to let her go. Jigsaw speaks throughout the trailer then a narratar starts speaking during the end. The high violin note plays when writing comes up. aat the end there is a fast beat while the shots change very quickly.