Thursday, 17 March 2011

Peer Feedback.

good change and variety of camera shots, POV was very good and the narrative was easy to understand. The costume fitted with the genre of a thriller. Good non diagetic sound, slow paced to create tension, good use of high pitched sound track. Use of jump and cross cuts worked well, however lighting was slightly odd when it got darker in some places and light in others. The use of the shaky camera worked well and fitted with the genre. some editing needed to be improved, does not make sense. good variety of camera shots for example high angle looked good. Also use of tracking shot worked well, sound track creates suspense well,

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Thriller Music

The music that you would find in a conventional thriller would be tense, non and diegetic sound. This would get the audience "on the edge of their seats" and also add to the atmosphere of the film. For our production we chose to include high pitched, stringed instruments, this proved to create a tense and dramatic atmosphere and had a large contrast between the other part of out soundtrack, which is slow paced and low pitched to create an opposite reaction from the audience. This also emphasized the tense moments in our project which would make the audience react more to our project.


Throughout our lessons we have used a range of computer software to complete our piece; These include:
*Garage Band
*Final Cut

Using Garage band.

Garage band is used to create sound. We used it to create our background sound track.

Using Final cut.

Final cut is what we used to create our opening sequence. it is used to edit, move and create effects allowing us to make the sequence flow.


The BBFC stands for the "British board of film classification'.
 The BBFC are responsible for putting the age certification on films, it may be:

U - Suitable for all
PG - Parental Guidance
12A or 12 - suitable for aged 12 and over.
15 - suitable for aged 15 and over
18 - suitable for adults.

Each certification has set of guidelines to meet in order to be in that age range, as the age increases the more guidelines there are.

Our chosen age certificate is a 15. we decided to choose this because the content within our opening sequence didn't fit the 12 certification guidelines due to the fact that our sequence contains firstly moderate violence, then theme; mature themes that are acceptable for young teenagers. finally imitable behaviour; this is dangerous behaviour that could be copied. And easily accessible weapons should not be glamorized. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Feedback from rough cut

* Shots were mainly close-ups which show the characters detail which introduces the story and the main character.
*Good costume. They have thought it through properly however the costume could fit with any genre.
*Good use of slow-motion effects, bullet time creates lack of urgency / suspense.
*Diegetic sound creates realism.
*They need to add more sound and add an active storyline.
*The slow motion effects work very well.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

conventions of a thriller production.

These are some of the main features and conventions that you would see in a typical thriller film:  film that provide thrills and keeps the audience cliff-hanging at the "edge of their seats" as the plot builds towards a climax The tension usually arises when the character or characters is placed in a menacing situation, a mystery, or a trap from which escaping seems impossible. Life is threatened, usually because the principal character is unsuspectingly or unknowingly involved in a dangerous or potentially deadly situation. Thrillers are most commonly filmed in recognisable setting, this allows the audience to be familiar with the setting and this adds to the realism of the thriller. Thrillers often overlap with mystery stories but are distinguished by the structure of their plots. In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy rather than uncover a crime that has already happened. While a murder mystery would be spoiled by a premature disclosure of the murderer's identity, in a thriller the identity of a murderer or other villain is typically known all along. Thrillers also occur on a much grander scale: the crimes that must be prevented are serial or mass murder, terrorism, assassination, or the overthrow of governments. Jeopardy and violent confrontations are standard plot elements. While a mystery climaxes when the mystery is solved, a thriller climaxes when the hero finally defeats the villain, saving his own life and often the lives of others.
Thrillers are influenced by film noir. In the sense that they have similar plot and narrative points, also the characters within the film would posses certain characteristics that would either be used against the protagonist or help him or her to overcome the situation in the film. A thriller would also include some enigmas in the plot, an enigma is a secrete that is shown towards the beginning of the film and is answered at the end of the film however sometimes film producers can decide not to reveal all the enigmas and therefore create an even greater sense of mystery and leave the audience with questions still unanswered.