2. Woman in Black shot 1
The first setting in this film is a
little girls bedroom. The large
windows allow the room to be
lit with just natural lighting
which casts a lot of shadows.
The shadows combined with the
dull colours and the cluttered
layout of the room causes an
eerie, creepy feeling. This could
indicate to the audience that
something bad is going to
happen in this room putting
them on edge.
3. Woman in black shot 2
The second setting is also in a house,
but at this point it is unknown to the
audience if this is the same house that
the three little girls were in at the
beginning. The walls and doors are
rugged and shabby which could
indicate to us the time period in which
this film is set. The old, rustic walls
and doors along with exposed pipe
work gives an ominous feel to the
scene; especially as we do not know if
this is the same house that the three
girls committed suicide in.
4. The Occupants shot 1
This wide shot shows the house from
a far. The house is set on the top of
the hill which gives it a feeling of
isolation which could indicate the
danger that is to come. This shot
makes the setting seem quite a nice,
peaceful setting with the bright,
natural lighting and the green trees,
however it also features trees with
bare, spindly branches which gives a
slight eerie feel to the scene
foreshadowing what is to come.
5. The Occupants shot 2
This shot shows the main bedroom of
the main house that the film is set in.
The bright lighting and natural colours
create a light, happy feel to the scene.
There is shadows coming in from the left
side of the shot suggesting that danger is
coming but overall the setting of this
room gives off a positive feel. This
could’ve been done so that when the
film starts to get scary and eerie it has a
larger impact on the audience as a calm
feeling was created initially fooling the
6. Dark Summer shot 1
This shot shows one of the first
rooms we see in the start of the film.
During the intro of the film we see
little of the setting as it consists of a
lot of close up shots of characters.
However we can see that they’re in a
room with bare brick walls and
exposed piping. This could suggest to
the audience that they’re in a poor,
rough area. It could also suggest that
the characters are lower class (which
is supported by the characters scruffy
appearance, e.g. stubble).
7. Dark Summer shot 2
This shot shows the main house of
the film. It is quite an old fashioned
house suggesting the era it was set
in, it could also suggest that they’re
not very wealthy as they cannot
afford a more up to date house. The
lighting is very dull in the room but
is contrasted by the very bright light
coming through the door. The fact it
is light outside but dark and dull
inside could suggest that they’re
going from a safe environment to a
more risky environment inferring
that the house (which is the main
setting) is where the danger is.
From these shots I have concluded that to create a dark, creepy and
eerie feeling from the very start of a film I need to try and include dull,
dark colours as well as also incorporating harsh shadows. I also may
include a nicer, well lit set scene as this could cause the darker, scarier
scenes to have a much larger impact on the audience improving the
quality of the film introduction.