Lesson 11

In this lesson you will revise the JUMP SCARE!!

We are learning about visual language because it makes us more efficient communicators.


Success Criteria:

By the end of this lesson, you will have a consolidated understanding of the process for developing the jump scare!

Your responses to questions should be complete and uploaded to OneDrive with the link shared with your teacher.



“The assumption that seeing is believing makes us susceptible to visual deception. What is known is not necessarily what is believed, what is shown is not necessarily what is seen, and what is said is not necessarily what is heard”.Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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When you see this icon with the question mark a response from you is required. These responses need to be uploaded to OneDrive and shared with me.

Jump Scares are the bread and butter of most Horror Films.  We have watched this video previously, but when it comes to the basics, it is always good to take a second look!  

There are no right or wrong answers to these questions – just your opinion.  Respond in dot form or full sentences.
Save your answers and upload them to your OneDrive. 

Write a summary of the above video.
List the key concepts and ideas that make jump scares work.

Storyboard Activitiy
Create A Jump Scare Storyboard

Using the template below create a storyboard for the hallway scene in the video above.  In particular note camera angle, lighting and the duration of each shot.  Indicate these in the spaces provided. 
Save your work and upload files to OneDrive.


Download this Storboard.  Print if need be and upload by taking a photo with your phone.  Or, use photoshop or some other program to create a digital version.




Remember that a good jump scare requires a set-up.  Take some time to set the scene.  Don’t rush it! Build some suspense! Use music to create some mis-direction and then use audio elements to emphasise the scare.

In this task I want you to storyboard your jump scare scene.

Provide shot angles, duration and description of action.

Once you have created your planning document.  Go and film your scene.
In a word document, write down what worked and what did not.  How can you improve your end result?

Upload the plan, filming and reflection to One Drive and Share.


Create a Jump Scare similar to the one in this video.