Archive for December, 2012


Scarlet

Dictionary definition of Scarlet from the online dictionary
scarlet copy

Now that I’ve started to get more into the process of making my trailer I have realised I need to start deciding on the name. Due to my research into little red riding hood I figured it would make sense to have something along those lines with red possibly being mentioned.

The key features of my trailer are the red of the coat and boots, the setting in the woods and the weapon being an axe. Those are the three features that are crucial so I have looked up some synonyms as alternatives to the words red, woods and axe.

Synonyms for “red” include: blood, cardinal, claret, scarlet, maroon, wine. Scarlet being a particular favourite as it is the colour of the coat and shoes worn. Other things that mention red could be Robin and Ruby which were possible names for the main character.
Alternatives for “wood”: forest, grove, woodland, thicket.
Although I looked in the thesaurus for possibilities for “axe” it came up with lots of words similar to destroy which wasn’t particularly what I was going for.

Most film names for thrillers and horrors tend to be singular words or a few short words, for example the few that I’ve looked at include “The Strangers”, “Eden Lake”, “Black Swan” and the longer “The Woman in Black”. These are mostly made up of nouns, occasionally with a verb so I am looking to mimic this by using nouns and possibly a verb.

After thinking about the sound and music for my trailer I realised I probably couldn’t use the Duran Duran song “Hungry like the wolf” due to copyright laws.  Also now that I have started putting my trailer together I don’t think it would fit as well.

I have found a website that has copyright free music that I can use: www.freeplaymusic.com. Now it’s just a case of looking through and finding something of the right tempo and stlye. I am looking for a slow to mid tempo orchestral music with no voals and prodominantly string to build up to a tense moment. The reason I want to use strings is that strings are used to create tension and the long drawn out notes that they can play can be rather eerie. I have now also added some sound to my trailer with some swooshes and drum build ups and climaxes which you can listen to below.