Soraya Arghandawi

Shot List-Dear Mum

Shot Type

When did we
used it?

What was the reason for using the shot?

1. Close up
Shot

A close up shot
We decided to use this so the audience
was used when
could focus on Tanya’s emotion as she is
showing Tanya
shown as depressed and crying.
crying against the
kitchen door.

2. Point of
View Shot

This was used
when Tanya is
shown looking
through the
kitchen to spot
wine.

3. Medium
Shot

When Tanya is
We decided to use this shot as it created
finally shown
good character positioning as we were
drinking the wine. able to incorporate the whole kitchen and
show how messy it was.
Tanya drinking
wine.

*Over the
Shoulder Shot
4. Low Angle
Shot

Flashback of
Tanya and her
mum as a little
girl.

5. Establishin Tanya’s house.
g Shot

Our reason for using this shot was that it
portrayed a sense of desperation for the
character as it shows her frantically
looking around as if she’s an addict. It
also shows her kitchen being messy and
full of wine bottles and wine glasses.

Shows the audience possibly what Tanya
is upset about and why she is drinking.

Sets where the scene takes place.

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6. Close Up Shot

Tanya walking into her
bedroom.

This shot was used so the
audience can establish
where she is and so they
can see her emotions.

7. Medium Shot

Flashback of Tanya and
Angela in the park.

Shows her reflecting.

8. POV Shot

Tanya walking over the
her desk.

So the audience can connect
with Tanya seeing things
from her perspective.

9. Medium Shot

Behind Tanya as she's
crying.

So the audience can see
Tanya’s actions,
highlighting her emotion
so the audience can
sympathise with her.

10.Medium Shot

Tanya crying from front.

So the audience can see
Tanya’s actions,
highlighting her emotion
so the audience can
sympathise with her.

11. Close Up Shot

Flashback of Angela
kissing Tanya.

This shot was used so the
audience can see Tanya’s
thoughts and how much
she misses her mum.

12.Wide Shot

Tanya crying from behind
at her desk. Also, as she
gets paper from the draw
to write the letter to her
mum.

The audience can see
how upset her character
is.

13. Close up Shot

Tanya’s face.

So the audience are
aware of her emotions at
all times.

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14.Close up Shot

The words Dear Mum and To show the importance of
as he continues to write
the letter in this narrative.
the letter.

15.Close Up Shot

Tanya writing the letter.

Audience can focus on
her body language and
emotions to convey her
emotions to the viewers.

16.Extreme Close up
Shot

Tanya writing the letter.

Audience can focus on
her body language and
emotions to convey her
emotions to the viewers.

17. Close up Shot

Tanya writing the letter.

This shot emphasises the
importance of what Tanya
is writing to her mum.

18.Wide Shot

Flashback Tanya and
Angela together at the
animal zoo.

Creates memories for the
audience to see from
Tanya’s life and how much
these meant to her and
how happy it made her
feel.

19.Close up Shot

Tanya writing the letter.

This shot emphasises the
importance of what Tanya
is writing to her mum.

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20. Two Shot

Flashback of Tanya and
Angela writing together.

Allows the audience to
identify the closeness
between both characters
through character
position.

21.Close up Shot/
Montage

Tanya crying as makeup
and running down her
face.

Audience can focus on
her body language and
emotions to convey her
emotions to the viewers
and how much she
misses her mum.

22.Medium Shot

Flashback of Tanya and
Angela at the park with
the squirrel.

Audience can focus on
the 2 characters and their
actions, it’s almost like
the audience is there with
them viewing what’s
happening.

23. Close Up Shot

Tanya writing the letter.

This shot emphasises the
importance of what Tanya
is writing to her mum.

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25.Low Angle Shot

Flashback of Tanya and
Shows the audience the
Angela, Tanya goes down memories Tanya has of
the slide into Angela’s
her mum.
arms.

26.Close up Shot

Tanya writing.

Shows the importance of
the letter.

26.Close up Shot

To My Daughter Plaque.

Angela could've given
Tanya this before she
died.

27. Medium Shot

Flashback of Angela placing
a tiara on Tanya’s head.

The visuals correlate with
the voice over about how
she felt like a princess.

28.Handheld Shot

Tanya and Angela getting
a slush puppy at the cafe.

Audience can focus on the
2 characters and the
flashback of Tanya’s
memories with her mum.

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29. Extreme Close Up
Shot

Tanya crying.

Audience can focus on
her crying and how she is
feeling at that point.

30.Close up Shot

Tanya writing the letter.

To show the significance
of the letter to Tanya.

31.Extreme Close up
Shot

Flashback of Tanya
reading a book with her
mum.

Tanya’s memories with
her mum.

32.Wide Shot

Flashback of Tanya and
Reflects how small the 2
Angela walking in the park characters are in relation
looking at the swans,
to their environment,
connoting how small they
are compared to everyone
in the world but regardless
of this how happy they are
to be together.

33.Close up Shot

Tanya crying.

The audience can focus
on both the characters
and see their emotions.

34.Extreme Close up
Shot

Tanya writing the letter
focusing on certain parts
in the letter.

Audience can see how
significant certain phrases
in the letter are to Tanya
and her mum.

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35.Close up Shot

Tanya crying.

Audience can focus on
her crying and how she is
feeling at that point.

36. Wide Shot

Tanya and Angela walking Reflects how small the 2
across the bridge.
characters are in relation
to their environment,
connoting how small they
are compared to everyone
in the world but regardless
of this how happy they are
to be together.

37. Close up Shot

Tanya and Angela walking
across the bridge.

Shows emotions and how
they are happy.

38. Close up Shot

Tanya crying.

Reflects her emotions to the
audience.

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39. Close up Shot

Flashback of Tanya running
into her bed.

Shows the audience her
memories of her childhood.

40. Close Up Shot

Flashback scene of Angela
tucking Tanya into bed.

Shows the audience her
memories of her childhood.

41. Extreme Close up Shot

Tanya’s face as she looks at
a pic of her and Angela.

So the audience can see
Tanya has things around her
to remind her of Angela.

42. Close up Shot

Flashback of Angela kissing
Tanya.

So the audience can reflect
of Tanya’s memories.

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43. Close up Shot

Tanya writing the letter.

Shows the letter as being
significant to Tanya.

44. Close up Shot

Tanya writing the letter,
finishes it at Love Tanya xx

Shows the letter as being
significant to Tanya.

45. Close up Shot

Tanya folding the letter and
putting the pen down.

Signifies the end.

46. Blank screen.

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47. Over the shoulder shot

Tanya walking to her mums
grave.

Shows the audience directly
what she is looking at.

48. Close up/Low Angle Shot Tanya by the grave as she
places flowers down.

The pink flowers are a sign
of respecting someones
death, the colour pink is
also a feminine and gentle
colour, this could portray
that Angela was a gentle
and caring woman.

49. Close up/Low Angle Shot Tanya pulls the letter out
her pocket.

The enigma of why would
Tanya write her dead mum a
letter is revealed to the
audience, she wrote the
letter so she could leave it
at her gravestone.

50. Over the Shoulder Shot

Tanya puts the letter on the
grave with the flowers.

The enigma of why would
Tanya write her dead mum a
letter is revealed to the
audience, she wrote the
letter so she could leave it
at her gravestone.

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51. Close up Shot

Tanya places letter on the
flowers.

A sign of Tanya missing her
mum.

52. Close up Shot

Tanya looking upset.

Shows the audience she is
still upset over her mum,
however she is not crying
which may show a sign of
peace for her.

53, Over the shoulder Shot

Tanya places a kiss on her
mothers grave.

Shows her finally saying
goodbye and showing her
love to Angela.

54. Close up Shot

Tanya’s hand over Gone But
Never Forgotten on the
gravestone.

The final scene in the film,
adds a sense of emotion and
the audience can empathise
with her.

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