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Rikhel Trivedi

Creative artefact - 9 Key Frames

These are my 9 key frames for my creative artefact. My actors and actresses had
performed in each scene as I have taken photographs to show the action-taking place.
Throughout the whole production I had selected the 9 best photos, which represents the
chronological sequence for my film. The photographs that I have selected help to
demonstrate a clear narrative of the film as well as my script helps to demonstrate the
narrative.

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Key Frame 1

Scenario: The two characters, the protagonist Teresa and the donor, Shrina are
walking towards the front gates of the school, Teresa and Shrina leave the school
making their way home.
Cinematography: A long shot is used allowing the audience to see the two characters,
Teresa and Shrina walking towards the front gates. The long shot shows more of the
location allowing showing the surroundings that make up the school such as the
basketball court to the audience. The long shot helps to show how Teresa (the
protagonist) is happy and friendly and is also close good friends with Shrina as the shot
makes it seem that the characters are having a strong conversation.
Sound: In this scene calm, relaxing fast tempo score music is used to emphasis the
characters mood. The non-diegetic sounds helps to create a peaceful environment
showing no horror conventions in the film between the characters so far, this had
helped me to make the audience feel comfortable with the characters.
Mise en scene: The lighting used in the frame was high-key lighting making the location
seem even more realistic and making the scene and peaceful environment. The body
language used between the characters immediately portrays that the two characters are
friends as the characters positions are very close to each other making it seem that they
are comfortable with each other. The costumes and props used in the scene help to
establish that the characters are leaving the school. The props used are their school
bags this helps to imply to the audience that the two teenagers are leaving school as
well as the smart dress costumes help to identify the character.

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Key Frame 2

Scenario: Teresa and Shrina have reached at a intersect where the characters take
different paths. The two teenagers are hugging and saying their goodbyes since they are
separating as they take different routes from this point.
Cinematography: A wide long shot is used as to show the two characters say their
goodbyes. The shot shows to the audience that the two characters are going to be alone
from now till they reach home. The long shot allows the audience to see the houses and
vehicles in the surroundings of the characters helping to make the scene seem ordinary
without foreshadowing any bad happenings.
Sound: The continuation of the peaceful non-diegetic music from the previous scene is
still playing the background helping to maintain the peaceful environment.
Mise en scene: The character are positioned very close to each other making it easy for
the audience to understand that what is going as they are at a intersect and to show
relationship between the two girls which they are good friends. The costumes that the
characters are wearing are their school uniform, which connotes that the protagonist is
a normal sensitive innocent girl, this relates to the high key lighting used in the scene as
the high key lighting suggests that the protagonist doesn’t like to be late.

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Key Frame 3

Scenario: Teresa is waking by herself since she has taken a separate route compared to
her friend Shrina. Teresa walks as she looks at the ground hoping something her
journey is not long and looking forward on reaching home.
Cinematography: A medium shot is used to present Teresa walking by herself
compared to her friend Shrina. The shot allows showing the audience, Teresa looking at
the ground while she walks implying to the audience that she is bored and that she is
wishing she had went with Shrina all the way. The medium shot is in an angle where the
audience is not able to see who is behind her building a small amount of tension as
anybody could be following her without her even noticing. This shot relates to the film,
The Woman in Black as throughout the film the protagonist is not aware of their
surroundings therefore Teresa is not fully focused on what is actually happening around
her as she is looking at the floor.
Sound: There is a slow tempo dynamic music supporting this shot, helping to start to
build up tension as she is by herself and nobody else is near her giving the audience a
chance to imply on what may happen next. By having the protagonist isolated it makes
the audience fear for the character.
Mise en scene: The medium shot lets the audience clearly identify the protagonist
costumes and props such as Teresa’s school bag. This helps the audience to feel more
comfortable about the protagonist the more they get to know the character. The path
she is on makes it seem that she is safe as it is not a isolated road since there is many
cars parked in the surroundings of Teresa.

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Key Frame 4

Scenario: In this moment Teresa has took a shortcut home away from the mainstream
roads, she walks through a pathway by herself, she then and then hears someone calling
her name as she is at the end of the pathway. Teresa is confused and is having doubts
and thinks that she is imagining that she’s hearing things but far behind her, at the start
of the pathway is the antagonist watching Teresa look confused, the antagonist is
wearing full black clothing helping to connote that he is evil and scary helping the
audience to identify what role he has in the film.
Cinematography: A wide close up is used to establish what is around Teresa and able
to displaying Teresa’s facial expressions. By looking at Teresa’s facial expressions the
audience can simply identify that she is confused and imply that she heard something
therefore she has the worried doubtful look on her face.
Sound: The scene is supported by dynamic drumming music that is non-diegetic which
is at a low volume but gradually increasing helping to build the intensity to the scene.
The purpose of using dynamic drumming is to cause an affect within the audience to
hint and foreshadow that the action is coming closer to scene.
Mise en scene: High key lighting is used as it helps as a director I wanted the audience
to see everything I wanted them to see especially the antagonist at the back as he helps
to connote different scenarios to the audience so it was essential that high key lighting
was used as anything wasn’t too difficult to see clearly. The costumes are the same for
Teresa as the previous scenes, but for the antagonist behind Teresa he is in a full black
suit connoting to the audience that he is evil and scary.

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Key Frame 5

Scenario: This is where the action starts to build up as Teresa continues to walk
thinking that she is just imagining that she is hearing things. She then goes through a
broken gate, which leads to an even more isolated pathway. The purpose of using this
location was to create an affect to the audience by making them fear more for the
character as the audience has already seen the antagonist behind her in the other
pathway. In this scene Teresa gets a phone call.
Cinematography: A medium close up is used and in the scene the medium shot is used
to show Teresa take her phone out of her school bag as her mobile phone rings.
Through Teresa facial expressions the audience can imply that Teresa is not so pleased
and more worried about her phone ringing suggesting that she already knows who the
caller is.
Sound: Diegetic sound of her phone ringtone is used releasing the fear and tension in
the environment making Teresa seem less isolated as she has someone to talk to and let
someone know if anything were to happen.
Mise en scene: The high key lighting in the scene permits the audience to see Teresa’s
surroundings such as the damaged gate and some of the pathways behind her
displaying if anybody is actually following Teresa as from also in this scene the high key
lighting allows the audience to see Teresa take her phone out of her school bag.

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Key Frame 6

Scenario: Teresa’s takes her phone out and glares at the caller screen and see’s ‘No
Caller ID’ making it a suspicion, as nobody knows who is on the other line of the phone.
Cinematography: This scene is all shown through an over the shoulder shot, this helps
the audience to get a close enough perspective of what Teresa is looking at. By looking
at the previous scenes the ‘No Caller ID’ on her phone implies to the audience that it is
the antagonist who the audience had seen in the previous scenes making them fear for
the character implying that Teresa is in danger.
Sound: Non-Diegetic, fast paced dynamic drumming music is being played in this scene
to build fear within the audience giving a chance to the audience to think on who it
could be phoning Teresa. The fast paced music helps to foreshadow that action is
coming close to the scene.
Mise en scene: High key lighting is again used in the scene to allow the audience to see
the phone screen clearly and small details on the phone screen such as the caller ID. The
over the shoulder this granted the audience to see how the grass and greenery is not
treated with care as the grass looks ripped out and not been treated which connotes to
the audience that Teresa has took a pathway where it seems to be nobody takes, this
builds on fear for Teresa even more. Props used in the scene is her mobile phone as this
prop is the source of the build-up for the action so far.

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Key Frame 7

Scenario: Teresa eventually picks up the phone call she then immediately hears
diegetic dialogue “Teresa, I can see youuu” Teresa face drops to a straight face and
panics, Teresa then yells out in dialogue “ Who are you! LEAVE ME ALONE!”
Cinematography: A close up of Teresa to show fear through Teresa’s facial expressions
on when she picks up her phone call especially Teresa’s eyes are wide opened
portraying that she is scared, this helps displays fear to the scene as her facial
expressions fit in with the horror codes and conventions in a film as the audience
straight away know that she is in danger. The close up shows Teresa’s facial expressions
which allows the audience to imply Teresa’s fearful thoughts and scared feeling as she
answers.
Sound: While Teresa’s answers the phone call, soft slow tempo score music is used to
set the pace but then diegetic dialogue is used as the caller replies. This sets the tensions
as the score music changes to heavy fast paced music increasing the intensity to the
scene. As a director I had to make the audience fear for the protagonist till the end of the
scene. Teresa’s dialogue replies to the caller “LEAVE ME ALONE” this signifies to the
audience that this is not the first time and that Teresa has been followed before but
leaving it all for the audience to have their own background story for Teresa.
Mise en scene: The mise en scene in this scene will be similar to the previous key
frames as what all that is surrounding Teresa is greenery which suggests to the
audience to think she is not safe as there is nothing else around her. The audience are
able to see a pathway which is not officially made, the pathway is path where the grass
has stopped growing illustrating that she is not safe as there is not been an official
pathway made making Teresa seem isolated.

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Key Frame 8

Scenario: Teresa looks around and panics as she looks at her phone she then throws
her mobile phone as well as her school bag to the floor and runs away, as Teresa runs
away she looks back at her phone and continues to run thinking that someone is
following her.
Cinematography: A low angled long shot focused on Teresa’s mobile phone and school
bag. The shot is used to signify to the audience that someone is following her and that
could be the reason on why Teresa is running away from her phone. In the shot we are
able to see Teresa running away from her as she looks back on her phone suggesting
that someone is following her and that this is not the first time. The shot also helps to
see Teresa running away but still looking at her phone making her unaware on what is
happening in front of her.
Sound: In this frame there will be non-diegetic orchestral score music building up the
tension within the audience. The orchestral will be foreshadowing that the audience are
going to see the antagonist again anytime soon.
Mise en scene: The same type of greenery would be in the surrounding but in this
position the camera would be surrounded by grass and showing how isolated the
pathway Teresa has took and how the pathway is not an official common pathway,
helping to maintain the isolation within the setting. This relates to The Woman in Black
as similar codes and conventions are used as in the film the director had showed the
surroundings and to show the audience how isolated the setting looks where as I have
used similar techniques, by showing the audience how there is nowhere to go and there
is nothing but grass and greenery around her building on fear for the Teresa. The high
key lighting used helps to show the greenery and the props clearly without making it
difficult to see.

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Key Frame 9

Scenario: In this dangerous scene, this is where Teresa is still running and hasn’t
looked in front of her still due to the fact that she is scared and thinking someone is
following her. Teresa is running and does not know there if a creepy man in a full black
suit.
Cinematography: A wide long shot is used to show Teresa still looking back in fear
through Teresa facial expressions. In this shot it allows to show Teresa looking around
in fear to see if there is anybody who can help. The wide shot is used to establish more
of the setting to the audience showing how there is nowhere Teresa could go as all there
is, is an empty field.
Sound: Non-diegetic, fast paced score music, is supported while Teresa is running but
when she stops to run the music stops immediately and no score music is being played.
As the silence continues Teresa would turn around and see’s, a man in a mask who it
seems to be following her since the beginning. Teresa then turns behind her to see if
there is anyone around to help her. Diegetic dialogue is used as Teresa screams
implying that her life is almost over.
Mise en scene: The costumes which are used in this frame is the antagonist in a full
black suit which relates to, The Woman in Black and Mama as the antagonist in the two
films are in black as black connotes evil and death and many other negative things to the
audience. The antagonist is also wearing a creepy bug face mask which is not normally
seen by anyone. This fits in with the horror codes and conventions of a film as in horror
films the antagonist normally scares the audience. The props used in this scene is a
wooden baseball bat which the antagonist is holding making it seem that he is going to
attack Teresa with the wooden baseball bat. Teresa eventually stops screaming and
opens her eyes and see’s nobody in front of her or anywhere near her making it seem it
was all her imagination.

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