Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Creating tension through imagery

As well as actions, we need to create tension and suspense through the use of imagery. By illustrating a pattern of setting it symbolizes a routine, that the Villain frequently performs these action and he times them perfectly so he can carry on killing the vulnerable. The illustration paints suspense towards the auidence because the edginess performed by the auidence is contained mostly when the setting is Dark because it makes it more realistic, also the illusion that every dark woods contains a villain.

Also, the pattern of setting represents the path to the woods and how it starts off a pleasant idea, and then from there the characters regret the path they took, and start questioning whether it is safe.
A perfect example of setting creating suspense is when you can see the characters are continuously under psychological pressure. They cannot maintain mental strength and crumble under pressure, so therefore they are vulnerable. We can apply this to the last part of our opening clip to our film because it represents the routine of the villain, which gives our film the ability for it to carry on. This also gives the auidence the thrill factor that it starts pleasant then goes on to get more scary, then by the end of the scene you will be on the edge of your seat, which links to the classical literature convention of tragedy that possibility becomes probable then becomes inevitable.

We will start with this "dusk" imagery as it is not to pleasant but yet not spooky. This gives the chance to introduce the characters properly because we gain better effects in the light as our camera is not the greatest quality. This represents the possibility of the murder.

This is where the characters start to reconsider if going through the woods was a good idea, but yet the dim light signifies hope. This is where there is hope because the imagery still contains some source of light which makes the auidence try and guess the outcome. Then as the characters become satisfied the imagery has become more sinister to create the tension.

Finally the inevitable appears when the characters cannot see anything, they become vulnerable and stupidly the characters split into pieces and disintegrate for there own safety but ironically become more present and vulnerable for the villain. With this scenery it is easier to promote a murder because the auidence cannot see the escape for the victim as the auidence lose that light (the sense of hope), then finally the villain strikes.

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