CREATING FEAR IN FILMS
Fear is a powerful and fundamental emotion.
Some of our best-loved cinema memories involve frightening characters, scary moods and shocking moments.
And almost all audiences demand a level of fear from films (no matter how much they may pretend otherwise).
At some level, it seems, we need to feel that cinema can terrify us.
So it follows that many genres - not just horror, but also thrillers, crime stories, war films, and others - must deliver fear in a variety of convincing ways.
The workshop will answer these questions, illustrating its concepts with some carefully-chosen clips.
We'll try to answer the basic questions -
We'll also look at the crucial idea of patterns.
Human beings tend to see the world in terms of patterns, and understanding this concept is a big step towards creating powerful emotional and psychological effects within narratives.
Using this and other ideas as jumping-off points, we'll:
Meanwhile, stimulating exercises will help you to master the ideas and apply them to your own work.