Guy visits “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” house

I noticed a couple of nice filming techniques that a guy did in a film he made that started by visiting a “ghost town” Bartlett, Texas. I think the term isn’t really being used correctly as there were people still living there, most ghost towns are abandoned completely.

See if you notice them for yourself. One is where he’s walking away from the camera. The angle of the camera is low, he looks big then walks off into the cornset. It’s at the end.

The feature image where he’s blocking the house is a great technique but he really missed the opportunity in this film to use it. I snapped him in this position and it was just for a split second. Had he stood there longer (and if it was the first thing we saw) in the way of what he wants to present as the feature, it would have been awesome. This is that special house that everyone has seen from the movie, and he could have used that BLOCK as a way to unveil it. He could have stood there for a short enough time to make it intriguing, mysterious, and then movie to the right and there it is! Unveiled.

Another technique done very quickly in this short segment is a very quick pan in/out in a bit of a blur. This adds an element of intrigue, and possibly even fear knowing the history of this house.

As far as narration goes, he states something about the house being on private property (people live there?) and goes on to say that “the owners are not so nice”. I don’t think that’s really appropriate to say that. Maybe he went to the door to ask if he could film? If so, and they “weren’t nice” why not just say that he wasn’t allowed, something less judgemental.

 

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