As we head into Halloween weekend, let's prime our spirits with the techniques of suspense! I posted 6
spooky spoopy short films for you to breakdown for its effect.
- You are in the process of pattern recognition of technique and how that technique contributes to the desired effect in the audience. In this case, creating and amplifying dread/suspense is the goal.
- Watch the short films (A-H) with notes in hand ready to find the formula for suspense. Find the techniques that create this suspense in the audience. If you are faint of heart...only watch G,H &I.
- On the shared Slideshow posted in Classroom, you will present 3 distinct technique/strategies evident in the short films.(see my example) Use as many screenshots to support your observation. Why does it work? Be ready to present tomorrow! Respond to Classroom question as well as practice rhetorical analysis.
By including/introducing/blending/focusing/ (x), the director increases __________ in the audience. This technique/strategy works because the audience _____________.
These last two are actually inspired by a Reddit 2 sentence horror story challenge:
I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy there’s somebody on my bed."