Our plot takes on our ideas and researched media influences. I feel that the concept takes on all of our ideas, with story boarding and brainstorming we have all come up with a clever and interesting plot.
Scene 1- It starts out with our main Character (played by Ben) awaking from a night of heavy drinking, parting and drugs. Evidence of this is shown by the bottles and dirty setting, the mise en scene was very important to tell the audience about the character and what the film will include. The character wakes up, confused and disorientated and unsure of the night before. Still dazed and confused he leaves the place he spent the night.
Scene 2- As he walks home he encounters random people on the street, who carry out their normal lives. One is a man walking his dog. Weird and off the wall moments occur throughout the film scaring and confusing the audience and the character. The dog acts normal when walking down the road, a hard cut reveals the dog as violent, barking and going crazy.
Scene 3- Becoming freaked out by what is happening to him he runs home and manages to recover slightly from the events and to wash himself from the night before. Still on edge he begins to question his own reflection. We use a sense of disharmony between him and his own refection by using a masking effect. The reflection doesn’t match the movement precisely and then becomes more noticeable as it goes on. We then see that the reflection is actually appeared behind the character and is out of the reflective world. This is again created by a masking effect one in which we have had a good practice at and hope will make the film. (A lot more editing is required when making this section of the film) because of the surprise of his own reflection/clone he pushes him out the way; the clone reacts to this and shoves him back. This goes back and forth throwing bathroom object when finally the clone slips on the wet floor and cracks his head open falling into the bath. We then see blood spiralling down the plug hole, copying the well-known scene from “Alfred Hitchcock’s- Psycho”. Our scared and anxious character decides the best way to escape is to jump out of the secondary story window.
Scene 4- As he runs away his texts his friend. The text reads “Mate, I’m freaking out. I think it could be the stuff we had last night, I dunno but I need help!” a reply comes quickly reading “meet me on the corner”. We see that when he gets to the meeting place that his friend is again a clone. This begins a chase scene. He runs through towns and back alleys trying to escape the clone. The clone appears in random areas, making the whole experience seem trippier in the eyes of the character. Acting irrationally he breaks through a window of a home and then searches for a weapon. Looking through draws, kitchens and searching local spaces he picks up a baseball bat, noticing a quick refection he swings the baseball bat. It crashes through a mirror with his own refection; he drops the bat and runs away from the area. He looks in a draw and finds a gun. Turing around he sees his clone in a door way. A stand-off and almost a western like shoot out occurs. As the character raises his gun pointing it at the clone the clone raises his fingers in the shape of a gun aiming it at the character. A gunshot rings out in time with the music as it reaches its climax. A bloody scene sees the characters, both myself and my clone bleeding from the stomach from where they had been shot. Both stumble around and fall backward at the same rate (like a mirror). We then cut between them falling and the falling image of me on the pool table which is also at the beginning of the film. The two falling images relate to each other. We got the idea for this scene from- the opening scene of “Trainspotting” when he gets hit with a ball in the head and also hit of heroine, we see a contrast of quick cutting shots of both scenes which make the two relate and look effective. We felt that the use of drugs and transfer of shots created a good look and clever use of editing. However when our character falls we feel that if he is showing something which really links the two scenes together would be an even better effect rounding off the story. For example when he falls on the pool table he would be showing signs of still being in a drugged out state or still holds the gun in one hand or has a blood stained shirt. I feel that holding a gun would combine the two shots (and a hard cut of 2 frames worth of the character wearing a freaky white mask appearing all over the film) subtly and effectively and clearly rounding off the film.