Finished Horror Opening Sequence 2010

Preliminary Exercise 2009

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Research on Film Genre

I've been starting to look at how music effects horror scenes and just generally looking at films that could help us with out opening sequence. We have already decided on a thriller/horror film. Something that could make the audience jump, prehaps something that bulids suspense.

This is the famous shower scene from Psycho the impact of music is quite cliche in it and I think the music used is the typical music associated with horror. I also watched a clip without music and the impact was quite significnt. From this I think we defintely need to have a soundtrack and this adds to effect of the opening sequence and also gives the genre away to the audience more.

This is a clip that has been made by somebody and is an opening to a horror film. From looking at this it shows how important it is not to give away the narrative in the opening sequence. It should not reveal much information instead it should leave the audience wanting to know more eg/ Who is that? Why is he there? What has he got to do with that murder? This is something when planning and researching we need to keep in mind.