After watching ‘Hunted’ on BBC I have been influenced to use certain camera techniques similar to which the series

use. My reason behind this is through the slow pace and the attention towards the protagonist- these are all aspects I want to focus on when filming for my short film. However, even though the show is a thriller/action genre, the section I am focusing on concentrates around nature, where the protagonist, Sam, is alone in a isolated house. The camera work and sound all add to the melancholy tone and this is something similar to what I want to create. To begin with, the opening shots from the section depict a natural and open scenery. The use of green colours reinforce this, and with the nature surrounding the shot, the audience can immediately tell this part of the show will focus on sombre and melancholy tone. Furthermore, by opening the shot to a wide landscape it reveals how isolated the area is. Moreover, this shot particularly interests me as the blades of grass in the foreground emphasis the background to be open and large. The wind blowing these blades of grass in the foreground is also something I want to include in my short film.

This technique of soft focus on the background has been repeated throughout the section. Through plants and through the protagonist. Moreover, other shots have also created a sombre tone through inside locations. By typically using a dripping tape to connote emptiness, it emphasizes the silence in the room. Additionally, the dark tones and lighting adds to this which is further reinforced through the props. The bath symbolizes comfort and warmth- something the protagonist is in need of. In addition, I also like the pan technique used to show the protagonist entering the room. By keeping the camera steady and the same height it creates a slow pace.

Additionally, using a soft focus is something else I want to include in my film. In this example the camera changes its view on the door to the protagonist. This technique is very effective which serves purposes in film making. Moreover, it focuses and draws attention towards the protagonist and this is something I want to achieve- making the audience connect with the character.

Moreover, I also like this hot of the window reflecting the inside of the house. This reflection creates a ‘ghost’ like effect and further highlights the character’s isolation and loneliness. However, I do not want to create a ‘depressing’ tone with my short film, I want to familiarize my audience with certain emotions which they would feel themselves.

Furthermore, representing time is an important aspect in film making. In this sequence we see the character change clothes as she is running. This represents her running each day for a week and this quickly implies that time has gone by in 5 seconds, rather than 168 hours.

Reasons behind the timing is to develop her fitness. So when she falls on the grass to gain her breathe the director using an interesting shot to capsulate her vision into the screen for the audience to see. Furthermore, the use of the upside down shot represents her life and mindset: she doesn’t know what to think as everything has been blurred. Nevertheless, I like the connection with nature and the use of the soft focus.

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