’15’ Certification.

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The work as a whole must not endorse discriminatory language or behaviour.


Drug taking may be shown but drug misuse should not be promoted or encouraged throughout the film as a whole. The misuse of easily accessible and highly dangerous substances (for example solvents or aerosols) is unlikely to be accepted.


Strong menace or threat are permitted unless sadistic or sexualised.

Imitable Behaviour

Dangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and self-harming) should not be dwelled on in detail for copying reasons. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised.


There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, ‘F***’). The strongest terms such as (‘c***’) may be acceptable if justified by the context.


Nudity is allowed in a sexual context but without strong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in a non-sexual or educational context.

Sexual Content

Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour, but the strongest references are seen as unjust for a ‘15’


No theme is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate for 15 year olds.


Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.

This was taken from the BBFC website; I have edited some use of language chosen by the board. Most horror movies I have researched have been certificated at a ‘15’ I believe that our movie has no extreme violence or swearing in the clip we made. However because it is just a clip this does not mean if the rest of the movie was made, it would all be at a ‘12A’ rating.


Story Board

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 Final Destination (2000, Directed by James Wong)

Sound –

  • opening credits, dark and spooky music, orchestra,
  • Thunder, lightning and rain.
  • Strings emphasising the danger
  • Sounds like a fan moving around the room also like a creature grumbling.
  • Heavy objects being thrown onto a surface.
  • Sound affects added in.
  • Minor, screaming, drums low key.
  • Music puts you on edge.

Camera shots-

  • close ups of rain onto a window.
  • Shows dark sky at night.
  • A doll slowly spinning is shown in a close-up.
  • Close up of a metal fan moving with the light shining off of it.
  • shows close up of lightning and thunder
  • . Medium shot of papers being thrown onto a bed close up of the details
  • Titles of the book; close up.
  • Close ups keep the mystery.

Mise en scene

  • Freaky doll – adds to the suspense, that things are not quite right.
  • Shadows – goes into the unknown.
  • Dark lighting
  • Metal fan, light gleaming off of it. The sound of the fan sounds extremely creepy, like an electrical weapon in use.
  • Papers on the bed, seems innocent.
  • Flight details, just like someone is going on holiday.
  • Lightening looks like shadow of jail bars.
  • Touring France book, typical tourist
  • Typical bedroom setting more realistic.

 The phantom of the opera

Sound –

  •   High pitched
  •   Minor
  •   Synth
  •   Rain and a car
  •   Voices – children
  •    Train horn?
  •    Walking
  •    Dog barking
  •    Flying birds
  •    Auction voice
  •    Hammer auction
  •    Singing voices.

Camera shots –

  • Tracks into the title and a candle.
  • Tacks into a picture of a building and a date.
  •  Turns into an over view of the town.
  •  Shows a car pulling up. And the logo on the side.
  •  Medium close up of feet and a wheels of a wheel chair on a cobbled pavement.
  •  Shot of the wheelchair in use and a man getting into it.
  •  Close up of the moving wheels and feet.
  •   Then a show of the banner which sets the scene.
  •   Panning around the room, cobwebs and birds. Could tell that the place was grand, big stairs, the voice echos.
  •    Shows the stalls of a theatre and the balcony people would sitr on.
  •    Fancy old run down statues panning again.
  •    Medium close ups between man and woman.

Mise en Scene

  • Candle burning – perhaps represents life.
  • Black and white picture shows an old fashioned setting
  • Shows a shield logo of some sort, maybe the character has a high status in society
  • Old fashioned clothes.. shoes.
  • Broken looking building makes it feel like it has been abandoned, spooky setting to be.
  • Very echo like.
  • Birds flying around like it is their home, shows it’s abandoned.
  • Was a high status building, relates to the character having a high status. Balcones, like a theatre would have.
  • Wearing the fashion for that time, sets the scene.
  • Black and white shows sadness off the scene
  • Cobwebs show the oldness of the place. Also adds to setting the scene, makes it more realistic.
  • Grudge
  •  Low key
  •  High pitched
  • Wired voices
  • Whispering
  • Bang
  • High pitched singing notes
  • Running water
  • Birds
  • Creaking
  • Wind
  •  Talking, high pitched wind.
  •  Splat!

Camera shots –

  • Door slams close up of the key hole on the door
  • Written language is shown.
  • Talk about curses
  • When fading out key words stay red
  • Over view of a river and its surroundings. Overhead!
  • Medium shot of women in bed
  • Medium close up of the man on a balcony, can see the height
  • Watch the man fall. Adds shock to the scene.
  • Overhead shot of where he is falling, shows the height.
  • Swishes back round to the women’s facial expressions, medium shots.

Mise en Scene

  • Old fashioned door handle, with delicate art work
  • Modern day world, a working river with boats and people, cars.
  • Modern day city – realistic setting
  • Bedroom modern day innocent setting really realistic for the audience
  • Building work being done makes it seem like an everyday setting.

Prelim plot

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A young man is at school and he falls asleep on his folder.

The man walks down a dark corridor to loud music, to begin with the camera shows only his silhouette. The music is classical and consistently loud creating a heart thumping atmosphere for the audience.  The man walks towards the door at the end of the corridor.

As he approaches his hand reaches towards the door knob; as he twists the handle the door slowly swings open.  The door swings open and the camera tracks the movement of the door to see what the man can see in the room. The man says “Hello…”.

The next shot is a medium shot of the man’s head and shoulders entering into the pitch black room. At this point the music is creating emphasis and atmosphere for the auidence. The camera then pans around the room to reveal a small masked creature huddled in the corner. The windows in the room behind the creature appear to be broken and the tattered curtains sway in the wind.

The man wakes up and the music comes to a sudden stop.


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