B Y G E O R G I A G I B B S
Narratives and my storyboard
Todorov’s theory
 The trailer starts with the equilibrium being calm and seeing the
protagonist on a swing being peaceful...
Roland Barthes- Enigma codes
 Enigma codes are important within a trailer as this
is what hooks in the target audience to...
Levi Strauss- Binary opposites
 Binary opposites are used in my trailer from the good vs.
evil, sane vs. insane and power...
Propps’ character theory
 Characters form the media production that is my
trailer, therefore I wanted to meet the convent...
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Narratives and my storyboard

Linking theories into my storyboard/ final narrative
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Narratives and my storyboard

  • 1. B Y G E O R G I A G I B B S Narratives and my storyboard
  • 2. Todorov’s theory  The trailer starts with the equilibrium being calm and seeing the protagonist on a swing being peaceful, and “normal” for a child.  This is broken quickly by the use of props such as the sharpening of a knife  And the close up of the victim crying.  The trailer intensifies with the protagonist and the victim  Finally the trailer does not reveal whether or not the equilibrium has been resorted. The trailer is a story of the protagonist changing/ becoming possessed/ obsessed in killing the victim. Going through different stages of her state of mind- sharpening the weapon, stalking/ following the victim up to chasing her and then blood appearing at the end of the trailer which leaves enigma in the audiences mind as to what has happened now?
  • 3. Roland Barthes- Enigma codes  Enigma codes are important within a trailer as this is what hooks in the target audience to watch the film. In my trailer I have used a number of factors to create the enigma code:  The use of quick cut editing and no flowing storyline makes the audience compelled and confused as to what is going on and makes them want to watch the film.  The ending shot of the protagonist with blood on her hands makes the audience wonder what has happened.  You don’t know who the victim is or her link to the protagonist  Not knowing if the equilibrium is resorted at the end of the trailer These link into the proairetic code and the hermeneutic code of the enigma conventions, I have used arrows to indicate which codes I feel link to the enigma I have used in the trailer.
  • 4. Levi Strauss- Binary opposites  Binary opposites are used in my trailer from the good vs. evil, sane vs. insane and powerful vs. powerless. However the main focus of binary opposite is “GOOD VS EVIL”.  The protagonist vs the victim.  The protagonist will have use of a weapon as shown in the storyboard whereas the victim is helpless with no defence.
  • 5. Propps’ character theory  Characters form the media production that is my trailer, therefore I wanted to meet the conventions of one of the main theories. This theory helps to shape my plot slightly however I only use three characters which do to some extent meet propp’s theory.  Amber – (Protagonist), The mother , The victim