Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Jaw's Trailer


The Camera shots at the beggining of the trailer are based inside the water. This shows half of the water and half above the water. This shows the point of view of the character and feels like they're part of the water which could represent entrapment.
The second camera shot being regonised is the shark being inside the water. This creates tension and suspence. It also shows the point of view of the shark.

Jaws Trailer

Jaws Trailer:
Throughout the trailer the camera work creates a feeling of suspense. It is seen that in the beginning of the trailer the camera is place in the water showing half underwater and half above water, which indicates a point of view shot and so creates a sense of the "us", the audience, being inside the water. 
As the trailer goes on, the camera work changes and so shows the point of view of the Shark. This produces the audience to feel all the emotions that suspense creates, it makes the audience wonder what is about to happen during the trailer.

The definition of Suspence

Suspence is the feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of specific actions mostly directly linked to peoples perceptions whilst watching some kind of dramatic work. It is unsually assosiated with "heavy breathing", victims, darkness, pauses and tense music.
It is a viceral effect, that tends to leave people on the edge of their seats, feeling jumpy, heart beating fast, big eyes, and screams.
The audience tend to know more than the actors on the screen, and the scene begins with sense of normality and then lets the sinister element enter.


  • Heavy Breathing
  • Darkness
  • Victim/s
  • Tense music
  • False plateau
  • Pauses
  • Begin with sense of normality then let the sinister element enter
  • Dramatic irony
  • Alfred Hitchcock - "Bomb Theory"