For the beginning of my trailer we see the female lead, Annie talking to her Psychiatrist. For this scene i have been looking at scenes from shows such as BBC Sherlock and Hannibal to give me a better idea of not only the camera angels but the locations and onscreen props i would need to show to give a better understanding of the surrounding of the characters and their conversations.
This particular scene from Sherlock caught my eye and is also one of my favourites. Firstly there are a variation of angles, mainly focusing on the two characters showing the front and profile of their faces, however they also show shots of the location and the body language of the two characters in conversation.
I think the various angels used on Moriarty (mid to close-ups) make him seem more intimating to the audience, if he isn’t already. I also liked the audio overlaps in some of the words being spoken, making it a very unique scene compared to the rest.
The shots looking down on the characters i also liked, giving the audience the feeling of being part of the conversation, looking over and and being higher than them, making the two character equal to one another, despite being enemies.
For this Hannibal scene i noticed that setting is considerably darker, not showing any natural light setting the colours to dim. The decoration of the set also contributes to the setting and lighting also. I feel for my own scene, this technique will be useful as it will give me a better atmosphere and will benefit the script.
The shots are similar to the Sherlock scene, using the 1/3 screen shot of the characters faces and wide shots showing the room. I noticed a lot of first person shots, making whatever the object of the conversation (pad and pen) easier to concentrate on for the audience.