Touching the Void (32:41-34:51) ( Establishing Shot: Covered in Snow (32…
Touching the Void
Establishing Shot: Covered in Snow (32:41)
: There is a wind sound effect to make the audience feel like they are in the mountains, experiencing the harsh gusts of wind.
Shot 2: Camera Angles (32:48)
: There is a wind sound effect and also the sound of a climbing tool chipping into ice, again, it helps the audience feel like they're there in the mountains.
: The camera looks down onto the climber, then pans diagonally up left to the other climber who appears to be next to the camera.
Shot #3: Steep Ground (33:11)
: There are several close ups on the climber skidding down the steep mountain slope, furiously trying to come to a halt.
: The camera switches quickly from several different view points. This shows fear, as if you don't know where it's coming from so you don't stop looking in every direction.
Shot #4: Overhang (33:22)
Concluding Shot: Blackness (34:50)
: Gives the audience a contrast between the eventful sounds from before with the wind etc. Also giving the audience time to process the scene before.
: This provides a nice transition scene to the next part of the film as there is nothing to focus on, which is what is meant to happen.
: There is the sound effect of heavy falling snow to have the audience feel as if they were, too, falling off a overhang. There continues to have wind for the realistic value as well.
: Shows exasperation from the character, or fear from shortly before. This directly shows the audience what the character is feeling.
: There is a sound effect which is kind of- crashing snow? The climber is skidding off this steep slope, trying to grab onto the snow and ice- making the 'crashing snow' sound.
: Joe is narrating over the scene, giving insight on how he was feeling and what he was doing to tell the audience in case they were confused.
: It is very foggy and wispy, making it slightly hard to see the climbers, this shows the weather and the visibility on the mountain.
: You can see the layers and chunks of snow piled onto the boot and the person, it gives more detail.
: Intense, quick music with steady beats which usually is for adventure and gets the audience pumped and excited for the following.
Touching the Void Tension Graph - Andrea 7EN4