Student Example Ms. Bajor English IV: Composition 10 September 2008 Mood Paragraph Dark music, extreme camera angles, and a drab setting can only mean one thing: something bad is about to happen. The director of The Lord of the Rings carefully used each component to create a foreboding mood. The first element heard was the intense music in the background. Quick melodies and high notes played a large role in establishing the mood right away. To go along with the music, the extreme camera angles were constantly changing. Weaving in and out through the trees and rocks made it seem like something or someone was watching the characters. The mist and the fog also added to the suspense. The extreme lack of color and the prominence of grey amongst everything were very noticeable, and the detail of the skulls in the entrance by the cave helped to convey the dark mood. Ominous noises heard throughout the scene are important because it reincorporates the fear into the audience; it showed that something was lurking in the shadows. The foreboding mood was established throughout the entire scene as a result of the strong music, the usage of strong camera angles, and a drab setting.