EVALUATION ACTIVITY 5How did you attract/address your audience?
GenreWe researched into the conventions of the thriller genre. Such as theorists like; Todorov, Strauss and Propp. This helped us gain the same theme and structure of common thrillers. Our thriller follows conventions and can be compared to thrillers such as: Orphan, The Exorcist and Let the Right One In. Both thesethrillers have a female protagonist with a sinister side.
Identification Our first intention was to allow the audience to identify with one of the characters.For example, with our main character, she’s a vulnerable female who then becomes feared and strong.
SoundSound was very important to our production as it has many conventions of the thriller genre. We researched into soundtracks of thrillers, forexample the ‘Psycho’ sound effect has been used and edited into many different films and has connotations of fear and danger.Also, the ‘Jaws’ sound effect is a world renowned sound that gives the audience the impression of danger is about to occur. We used Audacity, to clip our sounds and Pinnacle to make our sound production more effective and increase its continuity.
Font For our font, we took a long time on dafont.com,looking through different fonts which were suitedto the thriller genre. There is a section on horror, but they all seemed very amateur. We chose our font, (picture in planning) because we felt the stars added the mysterious andsupernatural aspect of our film. We asked people what they first noticed about our font, and thevast majority noticed the stars. Which is what we intended.
CharactersWe wanted our characters to attract our audience, through identification. We did research into the‘typical’ teenager, and we followed conventions to get a character our audiences could remote to.