Wednesday, 29 December 2010


As a group we decided we needed some sort of music which was a little bit more softer and subtler for the equilibrium part of the trailer, rather than the harsh, heavy and bass music of the same track, which we are using for the disequilibrium part.

We thought that using Muse as an acoustic would be better than trying to link in a softer piece of music, which we would then have to decided on. But with Muse as an acoustic we know it works good with the disequilibrium and it will be easier to fit together on the soundtrack.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Saturday, 4 December 2010


The film trailers which I have analysed and looked at on Youtube all pursue the same purpose, consuming similar conventions in order to portray the horror genre, of which they all embrace. Some of the common conventions which I accredited were:

Inclusion of film institution logos, most likely one or two companies.Fast pace editing towards the end of the sequence, using specifically straight cuts, to create tension and suspense.

Representation of victims portrayed within the narrative stage known as ‘struggle’ suggested by theorist Vladimir Propp.

It is essential for the narrative stages known as ‘Return and Recognition’ also suggested by Propp, to not be included within the trailer as the storyline will be given away. The use of this create enigma and adds tension, supporting the horror genre.

The inclusion of credits such as tag lines, endorsements and the use of famous/successful actors/actresses or directors/producers involved with the film, used to create hype for the current film and heighten expectations, as well as used to persuade the target audience.

Friday, 3 December 2010