Analysis # 1

Analysis # 1
“Double Indemnity” (Last scene)

Shot # 1

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Framing – Extreme close up
Camera Placement – Straight shot on a window and moved to right side of a man
Description – A man is talking about how did he murdered a woman and a man by phone
Lighting – Low key light
Depth of field – At the end of the shot, camera is focusing on a man, so the back side of the screen is shallow
Camera Movement – Window through a man
Sound, Music – Man talking and a 1 background music
Placement of Objects and People – A man sitting on a chair and holding a phone
Shot Duration – 48sec
Transitions to the Next Shot – Straight cut

Shot # 2

 ————>  (zoom in)

Framing – LS -> MS
Camera Placement – Straight on
Description – Standing man found out that another guy murdered people, and they talk to each other
Lighting- Lighting by a lamp
Camera Movement – Zoom in, Low key light
Sound – 2 men talking and 1 continuous background music
Shot duration – 47sec
Transition to the Next Shot – Straight cut

Shot # 3

Framing – CU
Camera Placement – Straight on
Description – Talking to a man
Depth of field – Focusing on a man
Lighting – Low key light
Sound, Music- man talking, 1 continuous back ground music
Shot Duration – 2sec
Transitions to the Next Shot – Straight cut

Shot # 4

Framing – CU
Camera Placement – Straight on
Description – Talking back to the standing man
Depth of field – Focusing on a man
Lighting – Low key light
Sound, Music – Man talking, 1 continuous back ground music
Shot Duration – 13sec
Transitions to the next shot – reverse shot to response precede conversation

Shot # 5

Framing – CU
Camera Placement – Straight on
Description – Talking back to a man
Depth of field – Focusing on a man
Lighting – Low key light
Sound, Music – Man talking, 1 Continuous back ground music
Shot Duration – 5sec
Transitions to the Next Shot – Reverse Shot

Shot # 6

Framing – CU
Camera Placement – Straight on
Description – Keep talking
Depth of field – Focusing on a man
Lighting – Low key light
Sound, Music – 2 men talking, New background music start
Shot duration – 9sec
Transitions to the Next Shot- Straight cut

Shot # 7

Framing – MS
Camera Placement – Right side to a standing man
Description – A man standing up with a surprising and black another man with calling and talk
Lighting – Low key light
Sound, Music – 2 men talking, 1 continuous background music
Shot Duration – 40sec
Transition to the Next Cut – Straight cut

Shot # 8

 

Framing – LS
Camera placement – Straight on
Description – A man is going out
Lighting – Light by a lamp
Sound, Music – 2 men talking, 1 continuous background music
Shot duration – 17sec
Transitions to the Next Cut – Straight Cut

Shot # 9

 ————>  (moved just a little bit)

Framing – LS
Camera Placement – Outside of the door
Description – A man opened door and try to get out, but he fall down
Depth of field – Man was shallow at first, and focus on him later
Lighting – Lighting front side of the screen
Camera Movement – There is a little movement form top to bottom
Sound, Music – A sudden background music appear and he fall down
Shot Duration – 23sec
Transitions to the Next Shot – Straight Cut

Shot # 10

 ————> (moved just a little bit)

Framing – MS
Camera Placement – Straight on
Description – In a room, a man called a ambulance and come out to see him, and he gave a fire
Lighting – Low key light
Depth of field – Focusing on 2men and shallow others
Camera movement – A little movement from bottom to top
Sound, Music- 2men talking, Music starts disappearing
Shot Duration – 1min 30sec (90sec)
Transition to the Next Shot – Filling with dark color through the screen

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Shot # 11

Shot Duration – 6sec
Description – The film ends
Scene arranged Edits – Add some white color texture and drawings
Music – Music ends

     At this scene, there were a lot of styles, or techniques that the author used. Fisrt, the author used the unusual lighting technique. He used a lamp for the low key lighting. Throughout this scene, almost all of them were low key lighting. Second, every shot were focused on the characters. Which means, the chracters on this scene was extremely important. For the last, everything was found out by the main character’s friend. Usually, a police or an enemy find out everything;however, this film wasn’t.

     I think the filmmakers used the lamp because they wanted to make the mood of this scene to be more dark, and serious. If the light were shinning, this scene’s mood won’t be dark. We can learn that not only the music, or tones of the characters, but also the light can make the mood different. The focuses of every shots were on the characters because the filmmakers wanted to make us to focus on what the chracter’s are saying, talking, and doing. This scene is what everything is resolving; therefore, they made us to focus on what they are expecting. We can learn that by focusing on, we can concentrate what the filmmakers want. I think that the filmmakers decided to let the heroine’s friend find out everything because they wanted to make this scene’s mood to be sad. If police resolved everything, we would think “ok.. it ends”, but we thought (at least i thought) “wow… i really didn’t expect this..” We can learn that  by using unexpected happening, it can make the viewers’ emotions to be happy,sad,angry,weird or funny.

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