INITIAL IDEAS Our teaser genre is thriller/suspense and our aim is to create the best thriller ever done by a A2 student. We believe that our idea is completely different, exciting and has lots of twists and turns. PLOT SUMMARY: A single parent, Sarah Knight witnesses a murder and now she has to pay the price for her innocence. PLOT KEYWORDS: murder, crime, witness, single, daughter, survival, fight, innocent, price, pay GENRE: Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Mystery ICONOGRHAPY WITHIN THE GENRE doors, windows, mirrors, night, knife, lights, phone, blood, trapped, binoculars, teddy bear, roses, presents, the past , presents, chain.
LOCATION Houses (typical thriller as most scenes are set in a house e.g.. 'The Stepfather'), Alleyways (highlight the sense of danger and isolation) ,City and Country side ( to evoke the atmosphere of isolation), Church High Barnet, London Bridge (may represent the city), Brent Cross ( alleyways for more darker scenes which also adds loneliness), Heath (the trees and grass adds to the sense of isolation) The typical setting of a thriller is in an urban area and sometimes in a quite country villages. Generally the main colours used would be subtle but mainly grey, black ( if set in a city, showing how mundane and normal life is) and white to emphasize the helplessness and innocence of the first character introduced. Blue represents someone has or is going to die and red is subtly used to warn and symbolize danger and violence. We want to consider and incorporate the above points in our film.
COSTUMES & PROPS Typically, the colours and style of clothing worn by the characters draw parallels to their personalities: Villains (antagonists) appear to wear black or dark colours whilst protagonists (hero or innocent characters) appear to wear white or pastel colours highlighting their vulnerability and innocence.
TITLE IDEAS AND TYPOGRAPHY The Coming Overturn Cold Efficiency Disturbed
FILMING TECHNIQUES: SOUND & EDITING The trailer is going start slowly for at least 10 or 20 seconds and then an equilibrium will be broken and tension will rise matching the scene and near the end the trailer gathers more speed and therefore increasing the amount of cuts into fast cuts. This is typical of a thriller trailer. We want orchestral music at the start of the trailer ( slow) then gathers pace building tension near the end.
FILMING TECHNIQUES: SHOTS Typically in a Thriller, the camera shots are either steady (dialogue) or move around a lot ( action scene is taking place) More camera movements are also used to show a sense of vulnerability and or something bad or wrong has happened – increasing the suspense. CLOSE UP – to highlight the characters expressions and emotions MEDIUM CU – Shows characters body languages LONG SHOT – generally shows the killer or antagonist watching or spying PANNING – chase scenes and centre of action HIGH/LOW ANGLE – differitantes characters statuses
FILMING TECHNIQUES: LIGHTING Often in a thriller, the lighting is dim and hides parts of the environment or the characters, which makes the audience think that there's more to the character ( split- personality) If the antagonist is shown then generally they’re shown in low light, emphasizing its mystery or suspense. The trailer will begin at day time and bright then after the equilibrium is broken, things will get darker.