My Teaser Trailer Shot List

Now that I have begun planning the production of my film teaser trailer through presenting different types of shots within the storyboard plan, to gain a better understanding of each shot so when I look back at the storyboard no misinterpretations can be made during production, a shot list describing each shot has been presented below.

Shot List of ‘Hell House’

Shot One – The beginning of the trailer starts of with the main character Holly Shackleton in a mental institution explaining with great fear and emotions to her voice a snippet of her experience and how she is sorry to what happened to her university friends Helen and Beth.

Shot Two – As the non diegetic starts the second shot presents to the audience the film production company ‘Lions Gate Entertainment’.

Shot Three- An establishing shot of a large house for sale is shown. We can establish that this particular house is for sale due to the ‘For Sale’ sign. The non diegetic begin to build creating a calm atmosphere.

Shot Four- A medium close up of the for sale sign is shown. This emphasizes the motif of this specific symbol, and enables audience to easily identify.

Shot Five- Shot five is a extreme long shot which establishes the three new university students moving their boxes into the house the recently brought for a extremely cheap price. During this shot the use of non-diegetic sounds also continues.

Shot Six- This shot continues from the previous shot, and is a medium close up in a two shot of the students moving their boxes into the actual house through the front door. As well as non diegetic sounds in the background contiunuing the use of dialogue of the students expressing their thoughts and excitment about moving into the house.

Shot Seven- Shown in a over the shoulder medium close up. Within this shot we establish the young university student researching about a specific project to do with the area she lives in. With the use quick cuts the shot develops to the next shot.

Shot Eight– This shot is furthur developed from the previous shot. A deep focus close up of the information on the computer of the man who killed his wife, child and himself is established within the shot. The use of quick cuts to the next shot to pursues the information as more dramatic.

Shot Nine- This specific shot consists of a black screen with white misty typography expressing ‘What was taken as a joke’. The use of this text allows the audience to become interacted with the trailer, and keep them waiting in anticipation as some of the narrative is revealed.

Shot Ten– An extreme close up of the information with the bold title ‘ Suicidal Man kills wife and kids’.  This emphasizes the motif of this specific symbol, and enables audience to easily identify with the traumantic shot.

Shot Eleven – The narrative of the trailer develops to the three university students sitting around an Ouija board. Playing around, not intensionally trying to speak to the dead. Within this shot the use o non diegetic begin to build up, in order to create a tense atmosphere and foreshadowing the horrific events.

Shot Twelve– Again this specific shot continues the effect of a black screen with white misty typography expressing ‘Turned into their worst nightmare’. The use of this text allows the audience to become interacted with the trailer, and keep them waiting in anticipation as some of the narrative is revealed.

Shot Thirteen- Shot thirteen is the start of all supernatural, hear throwing events. In this shot we establish  through a medium long shot, a curtain moving but nobody to be seen. The non diegetic music, begin to build up.

Shot Fourteen– Suddenly within this shot, a sudden appearance of a ghostly like figure appears in the window. The use of non diegetic sounds increases  tremendously here, to give an overall shocking effect to the audience.

Shot Fifteen- Through a long shot, we establish the main character Holly Shackleton hiding in the bathroom, looking fear and anxious. Using quick editing the shot cuts to the next shot.

Shot Sixteen– This shop then develops to a medium shot of Holly within the bathroom to establish the clear emotions the character is experiencing. The use of non diegetic sound increases, and the use of editing quickens.

Shot Seventeen– The audience are faces with a heart throwing image of a bloody hand sliding down the shower room glass. The use of non diegetic sound increases so that this can be portrayed as more horrific.

Shot Eighteen– Through the use of editing this shot is portrayed through a medium long shot of  the ghostly male standing in the bath full of blood water. The audience can only visually see the males legs from his knee down to his feet in the bloody water.

Shot Nineteen– An establishing shot expresses the horror the three university girls are facing, and the audience are able to see the three girls running out the house. The use of quick cuts and an increasing non diegetic and dialogue is portrayed within this shot.

Shot Twenty– Through the use of a handheld camera this shot portrays the three university students running through a dark, gloomy private road.

Shot Twenty One– This shot we establish through a hand held camera, the main character Holly searching for her two friends within these dark woods.

Shot Twenty Two– A medium close of Beth is shown of her sitting within the woods, looking fearful and worried. She begins to scream as she visualises someone coming towards her, except the audience are unable to see what she sees. We are able to acknowledge the large amount of emotions she is going through. The use of heavy breathing , help gain the tense atmosphere, as well as, the effect of non diegetic sounds.

Shot Twenty Three–  Through the use of quick editing, the audience establish a close up of Helen, one of the student screaming hysterically. The use of props such as fake blood and mud are also visible on her face. This clearly establishes the traumatic events she may have gone through, leaving the audience waiting anxiously in anticipation. Within this shot, the use of dialogue is evident.  The use of quick editing cuts to the next shot.

Shot Twenty Four– Coming towards the end of the trailer we establish a male hand preventing the shouting of Beth. This is shown in a close up, to portray to the audience the struggle which Beth is facing.  The use of non diegetic sounds allow the shot to become more tense.

Shot Twenty Five and Twenty Six– These two shots are of a black screen, with the use of diegetic sounds of dialogue portrayed in a fearful voice by Holly Shackleton, and non diegetic sounds. The use of the black screen allows mystery to be created, and the fact that the audience are unable to see the characters face, but hear their voices created a tense atmosphere. This shot should last the duration of 4 to 5 seconds.

Shot Twenty Seven – Continuing the series of shots, this shot using a fade, fades to a black screen with white writing establishing ‘Hell House’. This shot conveys to the audience the title of film. The use of non diegetic sounds of a door bell is used.

Shot Twenty Eight– Again using a fade, this shot fades to a black screen with white writing establishing ‘Coming Soon’. This shot conveys to the audience the when the release of the film will be. The fact that an actual date hasn’t been identified, keeps the audience waiting in anticipation. The use of non diegetic sounds begins to comes to a final end.

Shot Twenty Nine– Just before the audience believe the trailer has come to an end, a quick cut to a medium close up of a male holding a chainsaw, with an aggressive face is shown. Using the editing of a cut, the trailer comes to a final end.

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