Touching the Void Tension Graph (Scene 1 (The technique used in this scene…
Touching the Void Tension Graph
The technique used in this scene is a close up shot
Close up shots are usually used as a cut-in scene
Close up shots are used to show the audience detail
Director Kevin McDonald used a close up shot so the audience could closely look at how knackered Joe is and his struggles to survive.
As you can see in the photo above, Joe wears a horrified expression, with his face covered with snow. This creates worry in the audience, as the audience might be concerned about Joe's health and ability to survive in the horrid weather.
This scene occurred during 32:41-32:42.
Sound effects are also key features of a film, this scene included many different sound effects like Joe's screams, the howling sound of wind, and a faint voice of narration
This scene illustrates when the mountain suddenly get steeper, and Joe is being lowered down in rapid pace.
This scene occurred during 33:11 to 33:21.
The sound effects of Joe's screams and the howling wind decreased during 33:18 to 33:21
A high angle shot was used during 33:56
High angle shots are taken from higher ground. This high angle shot is focused on Joe's legs, making him seem vulnerable.
Joe narrated during this scene "When I looked down, I glimpsed that there was a big drop underneath me. I was horrified to discover what I've gone through.
Taken from the first-person perspective, which assisted the audience in understanding the scene and guided their emotions and reactions.
The intended effect is to make the audience to feel horror.