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Opening Titles Storyboard

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Our Media Studies Storyboard for our film introduction

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2. In this establishing shot the two characters will be walking towards the old dodgylooking barn where they will be playing the Ouija board. The shot time will be from 0-24seconds long.This shot will show that the characters are close friends, as they arewalking together and they are wearing similar clothes (Hoodies and jeans). They will bewalking in a natural and casual way to indicate that there is nothing unreal about thisscene, to show that everything is flowing naturally. The boys will also be having arandom conversation about something. 3. This will be a close up shot that will track the Ouija board as the boy is carrying it. This shotwill be around 3 seconds, as it is only supposed to give the audience a quick glimpse of theOuija board and to indicate to the audience that they will be using this prop for something,such as playing it. This also gives the audience a sense of feeling that the boy are up tomischief, as they shouldnt be playing with a Ouija board. 4. This will be a long shot/panning shot of the boys walking towards the old dodgy barn. Thisshot is similar to the establishing shot, except that the boys are getting closer to the barn.This shot will be 2 seconds.This shot is also more detailed and shows exactly what the boysare wearing and what their body language is. This shows the audience that these two boysare walking in a very casual and relaxed way and that everything is normal. The audience canalso see a part of the Ouija board in this shot. This shot basically lets the audience know whothe main characters are and what they are doing. 5. This panning shot shows the boys arriving at the old dodgy barn. This basically shows theaudience what the setting of the scene is and that the boys will be playing the Ouija board inthis barn. As the one boy points up at the small door above the ladder, the audience becomesaware that the boys are thinking of climbing up the ladder to enter that door, which will endup with them playing the Ouija board there. This scene also has an association with horror, asthe barn has a very old, rough and dodgy or scary look to it. 6. This will be a tracking shot of the boys climbing the ladder of the barn. This gives a senseof suspense to the audience, as the ladder is quite high and the audience will want to findout what will happen next. This shot will be 6 seconds long. This shot will basically followthe characters walking to the ladder and then climbing up it. The boy on top of the ladderin this image will say to the other boy that he should follow him up the ladder and that heshouldnt be scared. This is when the other boy follows him up the ladder. 7. This will be a point of view shot as the boy opens the door after he had climbed the ladder. Itwill be 5 seconds long. This will put the audience in the same place as the boy. It will show theaudience what the boy is seeing and experiencing. This shot will basically show the audiencewhat the setting is inside the barn and that it has a scary and creepy effect. This shot will alsocreate suspense and the audience will want to know what will happen next. 8. This will be a medium shot of the boys looking into the inside of the barn after they haveopened the door. This will show the facial expressions of the boys to show what they are seeing.The boys will have a surprised expression on their faces and they will look shocked, as they arehorrified what they are seeing, but they are still excited to play the game as the setting insidethe barn is perfect for them to play the game as it has a creepy effect. It will be 6 seconds long. 9. This will be a medium shot of the boys setting up the Ouija board in the middle of the ground ofthe roof of the barn. This shot will show the setting inside the barn to make it clear to theaudience that the setting has a creepy effect and that it related to the genre horror, as theaudience is expected for something to happen as they start playing the game. The boys will behaving a normal conversations in this shot and they will be setting up the Ouija board on theground. This shot will be 8 seconds long. 10. This will be an extreme close up shot of the boy lighting the candle. This candle will be used asa source of low key lighting, as we need low key lighting for our opening title sequence, as itrelates well to horror movies to create a creepy effect. The barn is also too dark inside, sothese candles will help a lot to create a bit more light in order to show the props and thecharacters. Lighting this candle will make the audience aware of the scene and that it hassomething to do with spiritualism and the characters will be playing the Ouija board, so thiswill relate well. This shot will be 4 seconds long. 11. This will be a close up shot of the boys hands on the Ouija board playing the game. This willindicate to the audience that the boys have started to play the game and that this is where thesuspense will get built up, as the audience will want to find out what will happen next. This createenigma through the use of the boys playing the Ouija board, as something is tended to go wrong,as normally when you play with the Ouija board, you make contact with spirits, which doesntend up good, so this scene builds up the audiences tension and they know something bad is goingto happen next. This shot will be 12 seconds long. 12. This will be a tracking shot of the boys jumping up after they have heard a creepy demon scream inthe back and then they start to run for the door to escape. This scene gives the audience a freight, asthe demon scream suddenly appears out of nowhere and it also gives the characters a huge freight.After the creepy demon voice, the characters jump up and run as fast as they can towards the opendoor on the far side of the barn. This shot will be 5 seconds long. 13. There will be a medium shot of the door suddenly shutting by itself. This gives the characters anotherfreight and they start to scream and try to open the door. The characters can seem to open the door,it seems to be locked, this is when the credits of the ending of the opening title sequence come up.This makes the audience more interested in the scene and they will want to know what will happennext. This shot will be 5 seconds long.