Monday, 10 October 2011

Mood Board

This is a mood board that myself, Siobhan, Scott and Rhys has put together this represents our genre which is a hybrid comedy and horror. which represents out chosen genre. We come up four key concepts for our genre which are:
  • Stereotypical blonde
  • Survivor
  • Slapstick
  • Silly costumes
We chose slapstick comedy because in most comedy movies the audience would expect to see funny actions, silly costumes and stereotypical blonde's this is because they are shown to the audience as not being very intelligent which would make the audience laugh. In most comedy films there are normally a blonde and also in horror movies there is normally a blonde who is most likely to get murdered first.

In horror films the key concepts the audience would expect to see are death, blood and survivors. We chose these key concepts to put on our mood board because in every horror film the audience knows what the are going to expect they have these key concepts to make the audience feel scared or uncomfortable and also to make the audience feel involved in the film.

A survivor is a good key concept to add to our groups mood board because in most horror film there is always a character who will last till the end and survive while the bad character usually gets killed near the end. This is to create an atmosphere to the audience like its a fairytale because they always end in a happily ever after when they didn't know if they was going to survive or not.

Our group thought of the key concepts for both genres comedy and horror and put them together we shown this on our mood board by putting them into different sections in the top left hand corner are the survivors and the blonde's, the top right and bottom right are the silly costumes and the comedy. By looking at this mood board we wanted people to instantly know the genre and the key concepts we put it in sections to make it more clear for people to understand.

Silly costumes is another key concept our group decided to add to our mood board. We thought silly costumes would be good because in every Horror film, you will always gets a character that will stand out from the rest to show how evil he is they do this by dressing the evil character in black which would show he is dark and evil. The good characters are normally dressed in bright colours this is to show the audience which is the good character and which is the bad character.

Slapstick comedy was the final thing our group decided to add on to our mood board. We come up with the idea to add it on because we decided to combine the genre and make a hybrid Horror/Comedy genre. This means we have to mix elements of the comedy genre with elements of the Horror genre. We relate Horror/ Comedy to the film Scary movie because we thought it is a good example as scary movie is a comedy/ horror genre and this is why we decided to base our piece of filming work on this movie. There is loads of comedy elements throughout the film Scary Movie. For example, when the bad character stabs the blonde girl in the chest and pulls out her implants. This is to make the audience laugh and creates humour.

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