1. Opening scene analysis:
Under the skin (2013)
Writer: Walter Campbell
Director: Jonathan Glazer
For this opening it is quite unique as it does not contain a lot of aspects that you expect from an
opening sequence for you to focus on what is happening.
The shot starts with darkness that later starts to shine and some shapes start to form and create
a structure as it zooms out in to an eye.
The main use is cinematography and editing as it had to be a smooth shot that has an enigma
that makes you question what is going on in that scene which hooks the audience in.
The editing is creating its own feel because of the minimalist footage that needs to be stitched
together to give a smooth transition from the shining light onward to the extreme close up of the
There is no sound running alongside the footage which makes it more mysterious and makes
the audience think of what is happening in that shot and focus on the moving objects in the