Welcome to the blog of Rasam Productions and Full Throttle Distributions Sam Pollock (The Director) charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Wrenched" jointly produced with Rob Shaw (The Producer) and Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer). You'll be able to see the final cut on my YouTube channel as well as various short videos and vodcasts/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy and please feel free to comment/add suggestions!

Monday, 10 January 2011

ALL - Sample Opening: Halloween

Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978) 
Budget : $320 000
US Box Office : $47 000 000

Serif font signifies horror movie but contrasting sans serif font production texts signifies a comedy
Red text connotes blood and danger
Text changes colour to reflect the pumkins flickering flame
Flame imagery sinifies hell
Combination of slow notes and fast piano keys effect heart beat
Binarry opposites = White text and black background signifies good and evil but it also connotes a serious film
Alot more black than white signifies alot more evil than good
Illinois adds anchorage on the setting
Establishing shot, point of view using stedicam
Shadows on house make it alot more scary
Blue tint to lighting especially the moonlight on the house which signifies a cold or supernatural feel
Isolation added because house is detached

    1 comment:

    1. remember to note remake/orig, and (maybe as a group?) discuss the central role and influence of this film in the genre!


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